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HCL Technologies Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
12 Reviews
2.8
12 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    HCL Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    HCl is a great company to work for. They are very large in INDIA. There are many opportunity hear for Database Scientist. If you are willing travel they work with thousands of companies across the globe. The people are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Come of the challenges working here is that you start as a contractor. They tell you its full time but like any consulting firm when the contract is over its time to find a new job. They tell you its full time because they believe that there are so many job available that you will always find work. Not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to management. I can only think of pointing out negatives. Stay positive would be advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    java developer

    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Indian work culture, no respect to juniors.

    Cons

    no training , and they will hire juniors as senior developers

  3.  

    Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is good for an entry level employee, not for seniors.

    Cons

    Can work for a client for long time, no need to change the client frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should recognize the work of employees, and promote them accordingly.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before joining this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I do not have any pros to talk about this company

    Cons

    - I do see people getting promoted every year or two years just because they know their Manager
    - Employees First, Customer Second is a marketing strategy to attract and keep the talent. But, I have never seen in working environment
    - If some one becomes the Manager then they just work on outlook to delegate the tasks by sending emails
    - Politics, Politics..Politics. They play around with the resources.
    - Poor Work Environment
    - Micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET RID OF MANAGERS WHO DO NOT DELIVER!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, but not so good in performance appraisals!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Leead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good company for a job security as there are more opportunities for going to another project once current assignment is ompleted

    Cons

    Onsite employees are not appraised properly in performance reviews sometimes by HCL Management as per their contributions to business growth. Onsite leads who get extremely busy in Client interface and deliverablles do not get proper recognition thuogh client companies appreciate their contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the employees irrespective of onsite or offshore by their contribution for long time business growth and check the ones who are simplay putting a show (by using other's contribution) without substance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Big client base and process

    Cons

    less salary and no GC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please give at par salary to direct joinees in US and those coming from offfshore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and chaotic organization structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Aggressive company growth has resulted in competitive salary for lateral hires

    Cons

    The overall culture is not to respect professional behavior, management style is by intimidation and not motivation

    HR policies regarding travel and hotel is pathetic with limits that results in most employees getting entitles for sub standard accommodations and flight connections for their travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize decision making process to middle management to cut red tape and result in faster, mature decisions that affects confidence among employees as well as clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but not for all profiles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are always there, good bench program

    Cons

    Project management and engagement with client have a lot of burocracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    maybe the benefits are pretty good, although I've never taken advantage of them as I got out of the company as fast as I could once I figured out how bad they were

    Cons

    Pay is average, not great
    work life balance sucks
    The company is closed from Christmas - New Years but makes employees take their own time off or go on leave without pay - total BS
    get everything in writing - the company will lie to you to get you to work for them.
    They will even change your job title, reporting manager, salary after what they say in a signed offer letter
    The insistance to only honor that which is put in writing but yet ignore your own formal practices that you mention in writing really creates a climate of distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to this job board and start learning from these reviews. All the negative reviews are 100% accurate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst/Systems Administrative in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst/Systems Administrative in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Convenient commute, autonomous (only IT at location), Good people to work with, for entry level Desktop and support, superb (at this location)

    Cons

    Communication and transparency, separated from rest of the herd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information openly and as far as pay rates match the market for the geographical location as oppose to blanket

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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