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HCL Technologies Reviews in United States

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
73 Reviews
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Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 312 reviews)

  • A positive work environment which makes me more excited to come for the work every day (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 94 reviews)

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  1.  

    the worst company you ever seen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    I can not think of any pros

    Cons

    agreed to pay relocation fee, but after I joined, when I contact HR about this issue, they never give response
    didn't get my offer letter after I had worked there for one month when I requested for that, the management is really bad
    hire a java developer for non programming purpose, it's wasting time working there
    always try to save money from employees
    always speaks India dialects with me, I don't know what they are talking about, once one person talked to me : "Do you want to compare with me", really embarrassed to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the middle layer management is nothing, make everything like a mess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very disorganized. Language barriers and lots of attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Executive in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Cant think of much. Don't work here.

    Cons

    in my experience, it was strange for me to have to earn my time off. As an executive level person I would have figured it would have been up front. There is such a huge language barrier. People here seem to want to please their egos instead of doing the work that is needed. Management is so stuck in India. They're afraid to make their HCL locations in the US match the culture. They have a total lack of communication and leadership is only looking out for themselves and not the company as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be put in place that understands the US market, the US customers, and the US employees. They don't understand that at all. Management needs to learn how to communicate well. They need to overcome the cultural and language barrier that exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do NOT work for this company...you will regret it

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

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    I am able to make the schedule I need

    Cons

    Most dishonest company I've ever worked for. They do not care about their American employees at all. They do not want to pay an honest salary or give employees benefits by making them permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for your employees and stop letting people in India dictate how we work here in the United States.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    No pros. I have not had a single pro since working for hcl for the past year. Many people left because they were not getting paid

    Cons

    Be prepared to work without getting paid. Promises raise in salary never happens, they tell you that's it's coming son you keep working. Overtime pay is less than half your hourly rate. Culturally biased management groups, if you're not Indian you're not getting paid right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Support in Cary, NC

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    There is no pros for this company.

    Cons

    Pay your current staff more money than you do, this is not India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    "People First"? Don't believe it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Architect III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Architect III in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Large org. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    No leadership. No management. Minimal processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not recommended for work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good for Indians who want to come onsite for better life

    Cons

    Spent 5.5 years and there is no growth in any front (neither financially nor professionally)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your Management (Middle level)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middleware Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Middleware Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good client exposure and will get a chance to work for fortune 500 Clients.

    Cons

    Low salary and no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay well for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    "Employee First" -- NOT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    None, None, None, None, None,.

    Cons

    Direct job did not last longer that the contract with the company. I was terminated on the last day that I was at the assigned customer site. I was not given any options for other assignments or bench time or even using my vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You spend a lot of time educating US employees on India's way of doing things, take the same time to teach the India employees of the US work environments. (Both would benefit.) The pay structure needs to be modified to match US rules and regulations. HCL does not pay sick leave, so you must use vacation days. This is illegal in many states and regions in the US. Get rid on the salary + bonus pay structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst company ever to work and join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    hard working software engineers from india.Some people in company are good at technical skills.

    Cons

    worst company ever to work

    1.Managers look their sub-ordinates as slaves.There is no professionalism in the company.

    2.If your manager likes you then you will be at good position.There is no proper recognition for any work you do in the company.More of biased company to certain individuals.Managers are very
    dishonest. They will lie to you while your joining on company benefits.

    3.Company expected you to work all hours in a day including weekends at short notice and will not take into account their employees obligations outside of work .They don't pay you anything for extra hours.They bring cheap labour from india and make them to stretch for more hours and expect those recruited in USA also to work same hours without extra hour payments or perks.you cannot question your manager or Management.

    4.Their insurance plans are worst in IT industry.The upper management never listens to the concerns of workers on any benefits to workers.Though many people are fighting to change the insurance plans they never bother as they provide cheap plans.

    5.Lack of job security.Though your full time employee your job is never secured.

    6.They don't have any notice period for employee termination or 15 day notice concept.It just on paper.They send people from india immediately next day your project completes.Its same with full time employees in USA.They give termination once their work is done with them.

    7.Thier internal immigration service is worst and they have worst record in Green card process for any non - american workers.

    8. No support to employees on any issues faced by them with internal applications in USA.everything you need to go for your manager or should wait to get a reply from india for 2-3 days on any questions or SSD.

    9. Once your joined your growth stops in USA.No promotions or salary increase.Max salary increase you get is 3%.That to if your manager likes you.

    10.They say employee first...but in reality its employee last.Managers will not allow employees to interact much with customer and they try to showcase more what their peers do as themselves.

    No Bonus and no increment and your salary might decrease if your location is changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees well.Learn to treat them as humans not as slaves.
    Stop biased way.Make people to speak in english in organization culture.
    Give equivalent benefits as other companies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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