HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
3,188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 290 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 230 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 78 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 91 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Axon good, HCL crooks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP BASIS Practice Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SAP BASIS Practice Lead in Houston, TX

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Axon was a good company once upon a time.
    The worker types do not realize how they are getting ripped off, drinking management Koolade, trying to pull together as a team to get through the "recession driven problems" that Axon faces.

    Cons

    - HCL ripping off Axon employees by understaffing projects, extremly high margins and low skill set people, senior people work 70+ hours per week.
    - HCL has screwed up projects through underqualified resources at multiple entities (for which I was heavily involved at the senior architect/lead level
    - HCL fraud (?): Excessive transfer payments by handling ALL staff augmentation offshore through a separate company
    - Never pay bonuses, HCL claim Axon not profitable why HCL reports record profits (US$ Billions)
    - Intentionally prevents staff from recording actual hours worked (in violation of US Health & Human Resources laws)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HCL: Keep stealing while you can
    Axon: your staff are leaving in droves. Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great company to work for, if you value your personal time and professional growth.

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

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

    Pros

    This isn't the best company to work for and you if you are looking, please keep looking as opposed to accepting offers from HCL.

    Cons

    Do not value employees
    Low payscales
    Yearly reviews are inconsequential even for 'outstanding' employees
    They are a profit oriented company and profit margins are all that matter
    HCL is great at getting people onsite, paying them minimum wage and charging clients exorbitantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Value your people, Stop staking a claim to 'Employee First' because you and I know that it's a bunch of BS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Specialist // NOC Engineer (Memphis, TN)

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing I can say is for the work/life balance, I am very much able to leave work at work when I go home for the evening. Offshore tries to call my personal cell phone for support during my off hours but I don't answer. OK exposure to new tech, somewhat of a chance to learn some new skills.

    Cons

    Very racist company, if you're not Indian, you're a nobody. Senseless work policies, too bogged down by micromanaging and running pointless reports. Supervisors farm out all their work to you and then take the credit for it. Everything runs through the home office in India. Low pay, but pretty decent benefits. All managers are shipped over from India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatant visa abuse, micromanaging, and listen to the people doing the actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Its good for career growth

    Cons

    employee first org with lot of values

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    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

  7.  

    Senior Manager - Infrastructure Services Division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ridiculous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good time off and lax work environment

    Cons

    They have to come up to industry level wages and compensation. They expect people to do a ton of work for the same amount of pay, when they do give increases they are small. And when asked the response is that's all the company can do, meanwhile they sent a company wide email to everyone bragging how they made x amount of millions or billions . The main reason they have so much turnover is how the company is ran and compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Joke in the name of Employee First

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - If you have good relations with Leadership team in your engagement area then you can get what you ask for in terms of location, nature of assignment.
    Quality of Work - If you want to work hard and learn on your own initiatives - there are lot of opportunities available.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are below Industry standards. HR Policies and Practices are not very employee friendly.
    Lot of internal politics - Only those people who have good visibility with management climb the ladder or grow.
    No focus on employee training and talent retention. Bare minimum learning on the job.
    No transparency in HR Policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take actions to retain and increase the A players in the team and train and motivate the B team members. Get Rid of C team players. Instead of focusing on creating value for share holder by cutting costs and ignoring employees, management should focus on long term strategy - motivate and take care of employees, invest in trainings, focus on retaining good employees, have better and transparent HR Policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another indian service company

    • 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

    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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