HCL Technologies Reviews in London, England

Updated June 10, 2014
Updated June 10, 2014
3,043 Reviews
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HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta
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Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 232 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 82 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Full of opportunities and exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    HCL provides a person lot of opportunities and exposure at a young stage which helps an employee to grow and learn along with senior employees which contributes to amazing personal and compnay growth

    Cons

    There are no cons I can see at the moment and if i would come across any I will highlight it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should continue to grow and come with new ideas which can lead to changes and help growing our company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too late to react

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It has provided a good opportunity for me.Some of them have good exposure due to Employee First concept.which provides better visibility to clients as well as Employee's

    Cons

    Company is known for poor paymasters.Managers are very inaccessible at times.No feedback given in timely manner.Have to persuasive for all the matters regarding to appraisals,new oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider getting feedback from employee who is directly working with customer.Need some attractive benefits for employees to motivate to come to work .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Involvment of the Employees in all Enterprise activities under the initiative of Employee First.

    Cons

    Aligning to the reporting line based in HQ office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organising more corporate townhall sessions by Senior Management which helps the GEO based employees in motiviation to align with company strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Learning is an advantage which once get in HCL.

    Cons

    Not much if standardization of processes which is a good area for improvement across organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider performers for a better platform like I am O4 but still no focused on leveraging the skills & giving more challenging roles which help in growth of individual as well as organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Gives Challenging Oppurtunity for ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    We can easily balance our Personal and Official responsibilities.

    Cons

    Need to maintain discipline work culture apart from hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider less experience employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Growth of the organisation is brilliant, They have been able to secure projects during recessions as well. Diversity is quite good

    Cons

    Is not a pay master, quite unstructured at European sites. Supporting functions are poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Procurement  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager Procurement in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good learning ground
    Friendly enviorment

    Cons

    Missing international touch ( very indian driven by culture)
    Relationship Oriented
    Finance driven
    Treats employees as private property

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give due respect to your employees and partners - it will not be long that market will treat HCL as a tier 2 org and will stop caring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Don't believe the hype; HCL doesn't care about anyone, neither its employees nor its customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    My salary - which may only be the way it is because I was transferred from another company which outsourced its IT to HCL.

    I can work at home a lot.

    Cons

    HCL makes no attempt to engage us as participants in the company; all they do is issue work and pay a salary.

    Short-notice international travel is a pain. Especially 11-hour flights in economy class.

    Only cheap hotels are allowed when you do travel.

    You have to use the company travel "service" to arrange your travel, and the whole process is painful. If, for example, your flight home is cancelled, they just can't cope; you have to do it all yourself. You will also wait two months to get your expenses paid. Don't even think of claiming the interest you will accrue on your credit card!

    There is a general air of chaos in the management of just about everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise that your "Employees First" policy is nothing more than window-dressing. Engage people at all levels with more than just emails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    HCL SAP consutlant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    No job fear in HCL

    Cons

    Annual increase is very very less. In other words, it is NIL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about employee satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Take ownership and drive success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good place for individuals who like to take charge; if you need to be told what to do, do not join HCL
    - Mistakes can be made and accepted as part of learning process

    Cons

    - Weak Business HR function, unnecessarily heavy in support functions - slows down decision making and higher general administrative spend
    - High level of politics and friction in middle management across different business units - low collaboration between groups/business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Encourage growth of technocrats & customer facing employees and not people managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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