HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 10, 2014
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3.4 18 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

(5 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world(in 232 reviews)

  • HCL gives you opportunities to learn and grow but its depends on you as well as on your managers(in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance(in 56 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever(in 81 reviews)

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    Full of opportunities and exposure

    Project Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsHCL 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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too late to react

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsIt 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Learning

    Project Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood Learning is an advantage which once get in HCL.

    ConsNot much if standardization of processes which is a good area for improvement across organisation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company to work

    Technical Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    ConsAligning to the reporting line based in HQ office.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gives Challenging Oppurtunity for ever.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWe can easily balance our Personal and Official responsibilities.

    ConsNeed to maintain discipline work culture apart from hard work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider less experience employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn and work

    Manager Procurement (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people to work with
    Good learning ground
    Friendly enviorment

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsMy 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HCL SAP consutlant

    SAP Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNo job fear in HCL

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn more about employee satisfaction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Take ownership and drive success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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