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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
2,926 Reviews

3.3
2,926 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    Pros

    Healthy environment to work for

    Cons

    No raises in years at the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    Its good for career growth

    Cons

    employee first org with lot of values

  3.  

    Senior Manager - Infrastructure Services Division

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    It is Employee friendly organisation

    Cons

    the Salaries are below market benchmark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life Balance should be maintained for the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Normal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Environment to work in.

    Cons

    Environment is cool to work

  6.  

    Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Flexible and Comfortable environment to work.

    Cons

    Low and less competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Phila, PA

    Pros

    Great opportunities keep coming and ample chances to prove your self.

    Cons

    Complex policies and processes some time make you lost and leads to missing the first mover advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not waste an opportunity due to long and complex procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It pays to be on-top of the heap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting and Solution Development
    Current Employee - Consulting and Solution Development

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and good health insurance. Opportunity to get involved with high tech projects that have the potential to change the way certain industries conduct their business.

    Cons

    Company is India based which means frequent late nights or early mornings to contend with a 9 1/2 hour time difference. Limited opportunity for advancement if your an American. Non-Indians are hired for very specific skillsets and utilized to the maximum extent possible. Wide differences in the rate of pay between North American / European employees and Indians creates constant tension. Company has been known to alter policies on bonus payouts regardless of pre-existing contractural arrangements. Take it or leave it attitude. Substandard offices and office equipment requires most employees to utilize their own computers, printers, etc. in-order to accomplish day-to-day work. Virtually zero investment in employee training and development. Third world attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve / get rid of third world attitudes towards employees and technology. Invest in your people and training. Improve appearances of area offices so that we aren't embarrassed to bring customers to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its ok to work for HCL.

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow in terms of roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Poor paymasters.
    Take long time(3-months or more) to complete appraisal process.
    .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's okay!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional, Technical  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Professional, Technical in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    State of the art facilities. Professional staff are empowered to be their own boss, set their own work schedule; focus is on achieving maximum results. Can work from home at will unless on site with the client.

    Cons

    Customer Service employees are on a tight schedule and have little to no flexibility; barely get bathroom breaks. Company does not honor agreements, i.e. yearly raises or relocation expenses.

    Freqjuently relocates professional staff every two years to different projects in different states with little to no advanced notice; affects quality of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little to no advancement opportunities for people of color.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for getting your foot in the door; not a company to stay with.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Track Lead  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Service Desk Track Lead in Cary, NC

    Pros

    This place is great for learning straight out of college or getting your foot into the IT field.
    You get the ability to work with huge, big-name companies like Deutsche Bank, Gulfstream, and USAA among others.
    Fantastic level 1 support network. I have yet to see a project where the analysts didn't work as a team and ask each other questions to grow further.
    Best advice I can offer: Work with the people immediately around you. Help each other out and you can grow. Try to be creative and diligent in finding solutions. Not all of them are written down or are straight forward. Be flexible: If you say you have an open schedule, don't be surprised when it comes in to play. Most projects here are 24/7 and require nights and/or weekends.

    Cons

    Compensation: way below average. Raises are minimal at best.
    Office Politics: Desk leads and managers, this will eat you alive. Prepare to take the blame for anything coming down the pipe.
    India controls all: Remember, if a call comes down to you or a manager in Noida, you will always lose.
    Morale and growth: Diminishes at the hands of some college grad with a spreadsheet that stays in HQ (based in Noida). Beware, this company is after their bottom line and will do what it takes to maintain that.
    Lack of accountability: I saw way too many scenarios where the sales team would promise the world to a client but would not be held accountable by the company when it was impossible to deliver. This also fell for the delivery side of the fence where the delivery managers would provide a solution but would fail to lead the effort in following through on said effort.
    Prepare for this place to act like an IT sweatshop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging. Loosen the grip you have on GEOs and let them improvise and innovate. The attrition rate will continue to be high and morale will continue to destroy these projects if you don't let up a little.
    Managers getting hired were taking anywhere from $20k-$40k/yr cuts to work here.
    At the moment, there is no incentive to be at work. You brag about the billion dollar profits received each year. Try using that to provide a morale boost to your employees every once in a while.

    Disapproves of CEO

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