HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance Good learning (in 312 reviews)

  • Work environment is amazing here (in 239 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work-life balance over last 2 years (in 83 reviews)

  • Employee First" is just a catch phrase (in 94 reviews)

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  1. About HCL Technologies

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good communication within the organization

    Cons

    Career growth visibility is not clear


  2. Presales and Delivery of $100 million plus accounts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Broad range of capabilities, delivery focused, customer focused, positive can do attitude of most staff

    Cons

    Complex matrix organization, central hierarchical leadership structure not agile enough for global reach and size of the organization,

    Advice to Management

    With recent rapid growth, the levels of authority and responsibility should be reviewed to determine if local or regional leadership can be more empowered


  3. The experience has been fantastic and very challenging at the same time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complete freedom to work as you plan to. Not much senior leadership pressure. Job security is high and the concept of layoffs is unheard of in HCL. Mentoring is very good based on projects. Opportunities within the company for inter and intra project/domain jumping is high.

    Cons

    Yoy salary hikes are less.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation at the project level is really important. Management can do that via revised/enhanced HR policies. Performance hikes can be made way better....


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  5. Where the stated people philosophy - Employees First, Customer Second - is practiced quite well

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging assignments, no micro-management by boss, on-the-job learning, empowerment at role level, world-class people programs, can expect to be given constructive feedback for improvement. High growth

    Cons

    Not very process driven, hence quite chaotic; sometimes, it's a matter of 'who shouts loudest wins'. work life balance suffers at times. challenges associated with high growth

    Advice to Management

    Nurture a more inclusive culture given the diversity of the employee force. Be more relevant to the local communities in the countries of operation


  6. Helpful (1)

    Employee Friendly - Gives full freedom to work with.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities!

    Cons

    Technical trainings are very good, it would be more great if projects deployments are aligned to individual's aspired roles.

    Advice to Management

    The CTC can be revised according to the market condition & competitors


  7. Helpful (2)

    Too late to react

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has provided a good opportunity for me.Some of them have good exposure due to Employee First concept.which provides better visibility to clients as well as Employee's

    Cons

    Company is known for poor paymasters.Managers are very inaccessible at times.No feedback given in timely manner.Have to persuasive for all the matters regarding to appraisals,new oppurtunities

    Advice to Management

    Consider getting feedback from employee who is directly working with customer.Need some attractive benefits for employees to motivate to come to work .


  8. Diversity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One gets more responsibility and hence many diverse challenges.

    Cons

    Policies change in order to suit the management.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in greater transparency and develop even stronger ethicas and principles.


  9. Fast track progress

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Rocester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Rocester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If performance is good, then fast track growth is possible. Freedom to make your decision is given Senior management from both sales and delivery support you Many processes enable you to go beyond expected goals and motivate you. This benefits both company and employee.

    Cons

    Salary aspect is a concern. If compared with other standard service companies, it is okay. Certain policies need to be revised as they are not employee friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Seek employees' feedback before making a policy. Training needs to be personalized Salary and variable pay should be revised


  10. Helpful (2)

    HCL as an employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To date I have been very pleased with my position at HCL. The company employs very talented individuals and assistance is at hand if required for everything relating to work and much more. Employees have been given the opportunity to raise their ideas and be rewarded if implemented and the on-line training package available to all is excellent. In my time with the company, HCL have received fantastic reviews from the client.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a language barrier especially in the terminology used in emails between the many nationalities employed by HCL. This is just a very minor issue which results in more emails generated between staff until the wording is fully understood.

    Advice to Management

    I would try and make the promotion chain much clearer as some staff do not find out why they have not been promoted in my experience. HR should be able to advise to staff why they have not been promoted rather than make it a long journey for a reason.


  11. Helpful (1)

    My experience with HCL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom. Good for self driven people.

    Cons

    Not "global" enough. Run by Indians for the Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Become a more inclusive organization



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