HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. HCL is a great company, organized for its human strength and size

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    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

    Pros

    work life balance
    good management
    employee friendly

    Cons

    compensation
    career growth is generally slow
    you may find all disadvantages of a service company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. IT Contractor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Very dynamic, customer focused, 'get things done' attitude. Good managers, got paid on time, would work for them again.

    Cons

    It's outsourcing so be prepared for the fact that not everything will be perfectly aligned from day one. Also be prepared to hit the ground running at full speed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. A great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Unlike typical Indian consulting companies, HCL acquired AXON a premier consulting company.

    Cons

    AXON became what it was by acquiring a lot of small consulting boutique firms, so culture is yet to be defined...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. I was a full time employee of HCL contracted to work for Boeing

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    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
  6. Very Good Environment to Work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Great Work place, Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No Cons ..All is good

    Recommends
  7. Very disorganized. Language barriers and lots of attitude

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    Current Employee - Executive in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Executive in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Cant think of much. Don't work here.

    Cons

    in my experience, it was strange for me to have to earn my time off. As an executive level person I would have figured it would have been up front. There is such a huge language barrier. People here seem to want to please their egos instead of doing the work that is needed. Management is so stuck in India. They're afraid to make their HCL locations in the US match the culture. They have a total lack of communication and leadership is only looking out for themselves and not the company as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be put in place that understands the US market, the US customers, and the US employees. They don't understand that at all. Management needs to learn how to communicate well. They need to overcome the cultural and language barrier that exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Good growth, lacking process maturity, good customer base

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    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
  9. Pleasant Experience but management driven

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    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
  10. 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

  11. Great Company with lot of Freedom to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to for cutting edge projects with marquee clients

    Cons

    Its still an Indian IT Services Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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