HCL Technologies Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
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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.  

    Full of opportunities but short on compensation package.

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Old Tappan, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Old Tappan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities and given good scope to display the capabilities.

    Cons

    Work Life balance is not a word in their dictionary. You are expected to work day night. Even after doing good work , one can not expect to have promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more value to each resource and try to negotiate with the leaving employee in monetary terms as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engagement Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Few good people, aggressive sales teams

    Cons

    Poor delivery management, low standard offshore teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome experience working with the company!!!

    Current Employee - QA Lead  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Can get experience with different domain and different technologies.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any........

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a definite learning experience

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    Former Employee - SAP Managing Consultant  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - SAP Managing Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, good compensation & benefits

    Cons

    Management was a revolving door and they expect way too much of their employees. No work/life balance. Once HCL acquired Axon, things went south.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people do their job and get out of their way. Don't get so caught up on internal processes that your people don't have time to take care of their clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mostly positive, there did seem to be some management problems.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Large International company making inroads to the US market for ERP projects.

    Cons

    As I mentioned, there were some management problems. But what else is new!?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to examine middle management from other than your primary perspective. See how things look to people underneath a middle manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Neutral

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    friendly work culture and like any other Indian IT company.

    Cons

    As said...like any other indian company.

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

    Stay Away!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a Job. Better than being unemployed

    Cons

    Company is based in India. All processes are performed via e-mail and HR customer service portal. Things take long to get resolved. The ratio of manager to employees actually performing the work need to be reversed. I had to give mandatory 2 weeks notice before leaving, which meant they would owe me another week of pay. Have not received payment for my last week. seeking legal action to try to get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Employees First" axiom is definitely not practiced in HCL America. You do get the impression that it is in India.
    If company policies apply only to certain regions they should be made specifically clear.
    Sensitivity training should also be given to Indian employees – so they can relate to American culture just as American employees are given sensitivity training to learn to relate to Indian employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    • Have 10 years of total experience IBM Mainframe Technology and Project management portfolio, worked in mainframe based

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly company
    Great work envn

    Cons

    New global company merge taking step back,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to more focus and need improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very unfair company to employees and customers. Even damaging to US by using unethical and illegal visa practices.

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    One should think of working here for a month or two only in case there is no other respectable job available.

    Cons

    Company pays bonus / incentive only partially and that too after 6 months of closing the financial year provided the employee is on pay roll on the date of the payout. 95% of HCL sales people in US have been brought from India on H1B visa by declaring incorrect job descriptions to immigration. This is done to ensure that the salaries paid to sales executives are almost equal to the salaries of truck drivers in US. Even these sales executives working on truck drivers' salary are not paid their incetives at all or paid only partially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth giving any advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed bag of experiences

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment; Teams are good.

    Cons

    Compensation & Transparency in policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency is required in communications to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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