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Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Savannah, GA
Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Savannah, GA

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

Pros

The philosophy is great, and they do follow through with it

Cons

Salary is less compared to competitors

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Gross incompetence.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly so there is plenty of opportunity to find employment there. Everything else is rather standard (and unfortunately sub-standard) office fare.

    Cons

    Although HCL America is located in Seattle Washington, it was founded in Hyderabad, India. Why mention this? Because HCL refuses to do any form of management on the U.S. side. All company decisions, policies, promotions, reviews, payments, etc. all come from India.

    For example, contractors often get upset or angry because there are specific hardware and software needs vital to doing testing work through HCL but they are often not implemented because the requests are constantly turned down due to the Hyderabad office not being able to see or understand why those requirements are necessary, and so consistently refuse to purchase these system requirements, resulting in clients going elsewhere.

    They also limited any and all internet activity, making it impossible to do any research or online supply ordering unless we took a laptop across the street to the Microsoft campus and used their wireless. If you're going to restrict your employees from anything other than the business' personal website and internal employee portal, why bother paying for an internet service at all?

    Another major reason why I left was payroll. I would often receive payments late, or sometimes not at all. I often received less on my checks than I should have, which were never compensated, again because of the difficulty of communicating these issues between the U.S. and Indian headquarters in a timely manner. I learned that this was rather common among my coworkers.

    In short, the business treats its employees and even its clients like cattle rather than human beings, and if the trend continues I do not see HCL lasting in the high-paced world of IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to open a U.S. branch of an Indian company, then don't continue performing all IT, payroll and managerial decisions from India. You need to trust your people oversees to get the job done, otherwise you end up with a lot of mistakes, delays and angry workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    very sales focused and not customer delight focussed

    Cons

    very poor planning and ownership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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