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Software Developer I Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at HCL Technologies
Interview Details – they will call for one round of written basic questions, then 2 rounds o technical interview and one HR round also once it was done on a playground with shamiyana allover dust are flying no one was interested in the interview.
Interview Question – depends on the interviewer Answer Question
Negotiation Details – ok
Very Easy Interview
Senior Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies in June 2010.
Interview Details – I was referred internally and did not go through the technical interview process with the hiring manager - which in retrospect was a mistake. Don't forget, the process is for the potential employee as well. Overall, it was a very valuable experience. I would still join the company
Interview Question – General questions - why do you want to join etc.. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate
SAP Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies in April 2014.
Interview Details – Phone Interview onlys. 3 interviews over the phone. Process was fast towards offer.First interview was to get the basics, second was with a senior consultant and last was with a manager.
Negotiation Details – Okay
Local Desktop Support Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL Technologies in December 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring was with two managers one who really didn't care anything about you only that you worked and the other didn't seem to care at all. The main guy who runs the IT portion in India drilled you on tech questions and day to day operations and the other manager just asked basic IT questions that any IT person would know and it was very straight forward and very relaxed if you know your stuff.
Interview Question – IT was not difficult they either liked you or didn't like you. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was contracted so no negotiations so I was stuck with the low base pay of 12 dollars per hour.
Program Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies in April 2014.
Interview Details – Multi-step process. Nothing unexpected. Phone screen. Phone interview. Face to face with the hiring manager and one other. Face to face with a senior manager.
Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected. They asked a few questions about having Indian based reports, and if I had experience working hours to support the time zones and India. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The position I applied for seamed great on paper and I was very interested. It was for an Operation Manager at one of their clients. I was able to get through multiple rounds of interviews only to be held up constantly by them. I met with the hiring manager and won his approval. I had a phone call by the time I got home from HR informing me that they were going to make me an offer. We spoke about money. My salary was requirements were $5k higher than they wanted to pay for the position. I wasn’t willing to come down. I got an email the next day saying that they wanted me to meet with another senior manager due to the criticality of the position. I didn’t think anything of it, only that they should have said that before offering me the job. I was not sure if this had to do with my salary demands. Due to scheduling conflicts it took 2 weeks to setup that next interview. I didn’t hear back from them for 3-4 weeks. I left a couple messages with HR and sent a couple emails. No response. I wrote them off. Out of the blue they contacted me again saying they got the approval for the job offer. We spoke money again, and this time I was able to get $15k higher than my previous request. I was told that they hoped to have the offer to me by week’s end. It took 3 more weeks to get me the offer. All in all, it took 8 weeks from when they initially verbally offered me the job to get it in writing.
I ended up declining the offer. In the time they were processing my offer, I successfully interviewed with another company that was US based and handled matters much more efficiently. The whole process was completely unorganized. I felt that there was a lack of coordination, and a disconnect between the US and India sides of the company. For a company that is trying to win US business, they are very much an Indian company, and run like one. After receiving the offer, I was doing my due diligence and didn’t find a single person that praised them. Most recommended avoiding them. They all stated they were cheap.
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at HCL Technologies.
Interview Details – Call from recruiter who passed my contact info to HCL America manager. Manager called to schedule an interview. Interviewed for the position by phone. Passed on to another manager for phone interview. Offered the position.
Interview Question – Typical interview questions and those specific to the experience required for the job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – After I negotiated the salary, another person identifying himself as HR manager called to renegotiate the salary for $5K less. Proved to be an annoyance since the recruiter already indicated the salary. I declined to discuss it further with the guy. Later I was made aware that I left $25k on the table. My advice: always start at the end of the range no matter what.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies.
Interview Details – It will be 2 to 5 round interview based on urgency and the requirements. Process will start from HR level and tech interview and senior level followed by final HR round for negotiation.
Interview Question – Why do you want to join HCL? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Trainee/Entry Level SAP Technical Consultant Interview (Cary) Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at HCL Technologies.
Interview Details – I applied online through my school's career website in November. I got an email a few weeks later and then a phone interview a week after in early December. The phone interview was pretty easy; we just went over my resume, my experience in group work, and how I handle different, difficult situations in groups.
I was told there would be an all-day group face-to-face interview next, which took them 2 whole months to set up. It took place at the end of February with 3 other candidates and 2 interviewers who flew in just for that. I found the interview to be a big waste of time. They spent 2 hours in the morning explaining how great the company is, then we went to lunch, then we had individual interviews and mine only lasted 10 minutes (and it was exactly the same questions as on the phone). After that we had a 4 hour dinner. So all in all, 10 minutes of interview and an entire day of spending company money. I understand they want to see how we interact with them but there are other ways than wasting an entire day and hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
It was another one and a half months before I got an offer, but at the last minute they decided I had to relocate for the position, which they said nothing about before. I was uncomfortable with this so I declined.
My impressions of the company based on this interview are they have time management issues, communication problems, and they waste a lot of money. Maybe a more experienced person applying for an upper level position may have a better time, but be vary if you're recruited right out of college.
Interview Question – Phone interview: Went over resume, discuss a time you had to deal with a difficult group member, discuss a difficult project you undertook and why was it difficult, discuss a leadership role you've had.
Face-to-face interview: Exactly the same.
Note: There are absolutely no technical questions. It's all about your interaction skills since this particular position teaches you everything you need to know. Answer Question
Service Delivery Manager/Assistant General Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at HCL Technologies.
Interview Details – Process for available positions move quickly.
Interview Question – Consistent with position Answer Question
Help Desk Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at HCL Technologies in September 2012.
Interview Details – Process was very short, went into take a tech test, then had a 1:1 interview. Last I was given HR hiring paperwork and told I would start in about 2 weeks.
Interview Question – questions about Outlook, network issues and logon issues Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate but did not know that at the time
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