HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
3,482 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 312 reviews)

  • A positive work environment which makes me more excited to come for the work every day (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I was a full time employee of HCL contracted to work for Boeing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1. The benefits were not execrable.
    2. Valuable learning experience.
    3. I enjoyed the people I worked with.
    4. They supported a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    HCL has a professed philosophy of EFCS (Employee First, Customer Second): keep your employees happy and they'll make the customer happy. Absurd budgeting mechanisms and rigid top-down management make it impossible to follow through on that admirable goal. There is no corporate "bench" to speak of, and managers are not allowed to make hiring and firing decisions. I was given two weeks' notice five days before my contract ended, and right in the middle of the holiday season, despite the fact that 3 teams had expressed interest in interviewing me.

    They implemented solutions always with an eye to increasing the customer's dependence on their services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They're maximizing profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good growth, lacking process maturity, good customer base

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Open to ideas and suggestions, growing fast

    Cons

    Lacking process maturity, pay disparity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good corporate to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Good corporate to work with in terms of trainings, initatives, work culture, flexible timings if approved by manager

    Cons

    One has to put extra efforts

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  5.  

    consultant

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    job security
    work life balance
    Good projects

    Cons

    no.promotion
    salary hike
    slow growth
    no trainings provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring transparency in processes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No proper resource management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    HR policies are good ...

    Cons

    Typical Indian company.... ... ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good company for experienced professionals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    May be good for freshers.

    Cons

    Not a good company for experienced professionals. Salary is 40% less than Software Services industry pay standards. EFCS meaning is completely different from what is being marketed externally. At very higher management level, overhead is really high; and the worst part is the overheads get paid higher.

  8.  

    More work less pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    good work environment, good pay for new grads

    Cons

    overloaded work life, lots of office politics, no recognition for work, pay is nowhere close to market standards.

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

    Lead Enginner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Good company for freshers employees

    Cons

    Low Compensation, onsite HR unable to place you. lot of follow up for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider about compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    The only pro is stability, it is very rare to get laid off, there is always another project.

    Cons

    Most disorganized, siloed tech company I have ever worked for, never again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay folks what the market bears or else the superior employees just use you as a stepping stone. You cannot conduct business the same way in the US that you do in INDIA: different environment and different competition.

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

    Pleasant Experience but management driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good if you have good manager

    Cons

    Few manager Sucks and wants the team to prove for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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