HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
3,093 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 279 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 222 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 88 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good "out of college" job, but nothing else.

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    Former Employee - Computer Analyst for DB Project  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst for DB Project in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Free coffee. Friendly environment. Good starter job.

    Cons

    Indian based company. Many of the company rules or the way the company is ran is based off of how an Indian company is ran. HR is non existent. Forget moving up in company unless your Indian. Transactions in company take months. Refer a friend bonus on paper exist, but in reality you will never get paid. I referred 3 people, and out of the year I was there never saw a dime. Its not uncommon for you to not receive your normal pay. There is an employees first motto, but out of the year I was there I never saw that once. While working there the attitude of everyone even the bosses, was continue to work until we can find something better. I know of 2 people in the company who actually moved up from Tier 1 to something hire, and they were before I was hired. When an HCL Tech Tier 2 job would open up in the US. I would be quickly filled by a person in India to cut down cost. Chances for advancement were slim to none. Not to mention the mediocre pay. The turn around rate for employees there is unbelievable. In the year that I was there no one who was hired with me still worked in HCL. Over all the company is new here in America. They have a lot of growing to do. I'm sure they can turn that around, but currently in my opinion it is a terrible company, unless your Indian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over all the company is new here in America. They have a lot of growing to do and changes that need to be made for US employees to be happy. I'm sure they can turn that around, but currently in my opinion it is a terrible company, unless your Indian.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its ok to work for HCL.

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Milpitas, CA

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

    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.
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's okay!

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    Former Employee - Professional, Technical  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Professional, Technical in Raleigh, NC

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

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent package

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes the people in the team are difficult to work with

  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Normal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Good Environment to work in.

    Cons

    Environment is cool to work

  8.  

    Business Manager

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    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Phila, PA

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities inside the company

    Cons

    Not a competitive salary otherwise all is good.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience with HCL

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    Current Employee - Project Manager III
    Current Employee - Project Manager III

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

    Pros

    BIG company and great project lots of opportunities for employes. good work env and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Low Salaries and low appraisal as well , company should reviews salary structure and it should be good competitive in industry

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another indian service company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    If you have travelled from india and come to the states on an assignment, on completion of the assignment you still would have a job, but you will have to take it up in india which is your base country.

    Cons

    Perks are useless, even if the work load provided by the customer is manageable, it becomes very difficult once the HCL local management starts to poke their nose in your job and squeeze the living hell out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat humans like humans and not just revenue generating machines. Pay them better and you will retain good resources, else you will continue loosing people to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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