I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at HCL America.
Interview Details – couple of rounds of interview. The interview process was pretty slow.
Interview Question – reverse a sring Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at HCL America.
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Please avoid being cheated by this company's HR department like I was - They made my life hell on earth for six months.
I interviewed for a position and was told shortly after (2 days) by HCL that I had gotten the position and to wait two weeks for the offer to be ready. Then, every single week for three months they made excuses as to why it wasn't ready yet but said that I should not seek other income because the written offer is "almost finished".
They then requested that I register with another company which would handle my training, with which I had to drive 3 hours to site, spend all day giving all of my information (which HCL already had) to this company, for which I was not reimbursed at all. I was then told that I would receive the offer within one to five business days. After another two months, it had still not come, although each week HCL continued to claim it 'just had to be signed by one more person' and asked that I not seek another employer.
Another month went by (we are to six months now) and the training company has literally called/emailed me to say that they can no longer work with me because HCL missed all the paperwork deadlines after several chances and there is nothing that they can do about it.
I then called HCL and asked for a verbal guarantee that my offer would be ready within seven days because by this time I had spent all my savings trying to survive and wait for this position. They gave me the verbal guarantee and then still did not have the offer ready on time.
My school (which I'll keep anonymous but is a top-10 university in the US) is now blacklisting HCL from doing any further campus recruiting, and is having to help me start my job search over, which is incredibly stressful.
Interview Question – I was asked about how to do some advanced functions in Powerpoint and Excel, and some philosophical questions. The interviewer then talked up the position for about two hours and I left the interview feeling like I had scored an awesome position and an awesome company. (Little did I know) Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Six months after I had the verbal offer, HR was still scrambling to pick a start date and I literally could not take one more week with no job and no income.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at HCL America in November 2012.
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Applied online was called up & scheduled a fly-out.
Met with a guy by the name of Vijay Verma who was incredibly rude, obnoxious, often cut me off during my responses. He also took a phone call in the middle of an interview which is completely discourteous to the applicant.
As others have noted on this job board, get everything in writing! The company lied about who I was supposed to meet with.
Interview Question – none. pretty basic questions; what are your strengths, weaknesses, etc. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The interviewer did not give me a good feeling about the company; not the person I would ever want to work for.
I applied online and interviewed at HCL America.
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Phone interview - What is threading ? Multitasking? WCF.WPF.webservices?
JOins in Sql, indexes in sql? AJAX? session mamgement? diff data set and data reader? ADO.net objects? adv and disadv of request.querystring?
Interview Question – n/a Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at HCL America in September 2012.
Interview Details – Hired based on employee referral. There was no technical interview. All the time HR was discussing only about salary and joining date. They went back and forth on salary and benefits.
Interview Question – What is the minimum package that you can accept? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Have everything in written email from HR. They do not stick to their word.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HCL America in July 2012.
Interview Details – Recruiter contacted me by email asking if I would be interested in the position. Was flown into Sunnyvale for in-person interview. The EVP also followed up with a phone interview at a later date. The interview felt similar to an investment banking interview where the interviewer makes you defend everything you say to put pressure on you and see how you react. Preparing well by doing info interviews with industry professionals, industry research, and mock interviews is essential. Also make sure you have a lot of solid examples to answer the behavioral questions.
Interview Question – What are your three biggest weaknesses? What other weaknesses do you have? What else? What else? What else? What else? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at HCL America in June 2012.
Interview Details – Interview done by someone who didn't know what I would be assigned to so it was very general. Overall It was fine I think it would have been better if they had known the group I would be with ahead of time and had someone from their interview me but maybe this was not possible.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL America in January 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online from a hit on a job board. After filling out the online form and uploading my resume, I was contacted by phone within a few hours by an offshore recruiter. He was difficult to understand and I was told that my salary requirement was too high and that the local manager would call me. I received that call later in the afternoon and after discussing my experience and interest, was told to stick to my salary requirement. I was then invited in for a 1:1 interview with the reporting manager and customer. Both interviews went well and I was mailed an offer letter after some email correspondence regarding salary. I was basically met in the middle between my requirement and their initial offer.
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Review the current market for your job title in the area you are interviewing for and shoot high if you have the skills & experience. Leave enough room for up to 10% negotiation if you have the ability to do so.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL America in January 2012.
Interview Details – Starts with telephonic round which has some tasks and technical questions
Negotiation Details – Stick on to a reasonable offer.HCL is not a good paymaster and try to keep the salary as low as possible
Very Easy Interview
The process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL America in December 2011.
Interview Details – I partook in a "weekend" interview for the job role. They were very courteous to let me know when they would be calling. Only the first interview was all of 10 minutes long asking simple hr questions. The second interview the following day was more or less a repeat of the first, lasting about 30 minutes long. The fact that they did not verify my technical skills was a bit worrying. I was thinking, "If they don't screen very well, then what will my coworkers be like?" Anyway, I thought they weren't interested but the following week they had an offer 10 k less than my asking salary.
Reason for Declining – While I haven't officially declined it yet, I'm seriously considering it. I'll update this once I've made my decision.
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