HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Good Insurance benefits, horrible everything else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance is good. Some flexibility with work location. Bi-monthly pay is nice. There truly aren't very many "pros" to HCL America...

    Cons

    I'm not sure why they call it HCL America. Literally everything is handled offshore in India. There isn't a single non-Indian American in senior or executive leadership. No advancement to senior or executive management unless you're Indian. I find this very disturbing and racist. Pay is horrible.

    Travel policy is a complete joke. You have to pay for your own travel, cell phone, etc. and hope for reimbursement. Only $50 max a month allowance for cell phone, and they want you to have a smart phone with data and texting. This a is impossible to do with a max of $50. $90-$100 a night limits on hotel stays when traveling. This is AFTER taxes and fees. This is the limit I have as a manager. It's even less for front-line employees.

    "Employee First" is just a catch phrase. They DO NOT practice this philosophy. HCL is losing business in America at a rapid pace compared to where they were 5-10 years ago. Companies use HCL for a few years to help their bottom line and realize how bad their services are and then don't renew their contracts. I had a senior leader tell me that their American business is flatlining and all major opportunities are now in Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Place a senior/executive team IN the United States for HCL America. It would be nice if these leaders were actual Americans with English as their first language. Pay your employees a competitive salary for native U.S. citizens (especially managers)!!!

    Start really living the Employee First philosophy. I have been a manager with HCL America for a couple of years and haven't seen it lived out yet. It's a real joke.

    Get company travel/T&E cards for your employees who have to travel/buy supplies more than a few times a year. Stop requiring the use of a "travel desk" that is located in India and is 12 hours time difference. Let us use a travel website to book travel for ourselves, this would actually save money for HCL. Stop with the ridiculous $90-$100 AFTER taxes and fees a night limits on hotels. This is so impractical and my employees and I usually end up at a nasty hotel in a dangerous part of town.

    HCL America needs to be run by employees that are actually in America. Not having this in place scares off critical talent. You would keep and gain more U.S. business if you started this practice.

  2. Interesting and challenging. Peace in mind, career oriented and friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Peace in mind, nice work environment, Friendly colleagues and helping managers

    Cons

    Grouping in teams some times, Company policies are not too good

    Advice to Management

    Make the policies better and employee friendly. Make them free to work in their style.

  3. Platform for Performers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent means to keep employees motivated MAD JAM/ LEAD GEN/O Infinity League etc... are HCL's brand mark for performers. Proud to be one of the HCL's O Infinity League contenders, Ideapreneurs.

    Cons

    Recommendation is to review the IT Sales Strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your employees in the same way to extract amazing results.

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  5. Awesome if you dont look for money

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Dont expect good salary hike,allowances etc. Except money you will get all benefits

  6. Good Exprnc

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

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Learning, New Opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Compensation, slow personal growth

  7. Helpful (1)

    The experience was alright

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom. Top clients to work with. Leading edge IT.

    Cons

    I was new to the IT space let alone the Sales organization. There was no structure around my on-boarding. In fact the first day I went into work, I was the only one in the office till about 10AM. The HR didn't have any idea that I was joining work.

    Advice to Management

    Have an on-boarding process and try to retain employees.

  8. Full of opportunities but short on compensation package.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Engagement Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Few good people, aggressive sales teams

    Cons

    Poor delivery management, low standard offshore teams

  10. Helpful (1)

    It was a definite learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can get experience with different domain and different technologies.

    Cons

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

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