HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
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  1. Freedom with problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies (more than a year)

    Pros

    -You have a real effect on what is happening in the company, IF you take initiative publicly
    -You have great freedom, IF you carve it out for yourself by force
    -You can move ahead fast, IF you are Indian

    Cons

    -You have to be Indian to be recognized (with very rare exceptions)
    -Chaotic processes that do not work, you have to find your own way or you won't survive
    -Zero work-life balance, no respect for your private time
    -Nobody cares about local processes or laws, only when something is burning
    -A culture of everything is done last second means you'll work through the night many times on something that could've been done weeks ago
    -A culture of zero ownership for mistakes, so they will be repeated again and again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't just talk about going local
    -Don't look down on non-Indians
    -A percentage point of margin loss may be worth it to have happier employees in the long run (eg. not working people through the night repeatedly may not drive away good people who have a choice)
    -You're putting all eggs in one basket regarding innovation and that one basket is failing, meaning you'll have serious problems in a few years if you don't step up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. HCL

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    The chance to work with Indian colleagues

    Cons

    The culture and actual values could be improved

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Good Learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Learning is an advantage which once get in HCL.

    Cons

    Not much if standardization of processes which is a good area for improvement across organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider performers for a better platform like I am O4 but still no focused on leveraging the skills & giving more challenging roles which help in growth of individual as well as organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Growth of the organisation is brilliant, They have been able to secure projects during recessions as well. Diversity is quite good

    Cons

    Is not a pay master, quite unstructured at European sites. Supporting functions are poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. HCL SAP consutlant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No job fear in HCL

    Cons

    Annual increase is very very less. In other words, it is NIL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about employee satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    nothing difficult

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits and others promised things you wont get soon

    Cons

    once you get in, it is hard to get promoted.they promote the wrong people and leave the talented ones.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good to start with. Easy going and decent atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Job security and no work pressure.

    Cons

    Salary and scope for future is meek.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to come back to its employee first approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Programme Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Dynamic.
    -Adventurous.
    -Can do spirit.
    -Ability to respond rapidly.
    -Very hands on management.
    -Winning business in depressed market.

    Cons

    -Unstructured.
    -Technicians promoted to management roles.
    -Rapid adoption ot text book processes making it very bureaucratic.
    -Support functions not empowered and disablers rather than enablers.
    -Anything to win a deal mentality leading to significant contract delivery issues globally.
    -Not a good place to develop your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Federate, globalise, sell what you can deliver - not what looks good on slides, learn to stand up to clients, take time to absorb the growth and implement proper lessons learnt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, room for improvement at the management level

    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, passion to achieve

    Cons

    Sometimes too severe cost cutting measures leading to issues

  11. A mix of good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively smaller company
    pro-active CEO
    Might be a little easier to get Onsite opportunities
    Some very good LOBs to work in some led by very young and promising leaders

    Cons

    Some pretty bad HR policies
    Peer group might not always as good as it could be
    Lately the more employee friendly policies have been either suspended or stopped all together

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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