HCL Technologies Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated May 15, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014
3,049 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Enjoying work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    HCL maintain the work-life balance very well, provide the required training time to time. Management support employee wherever required.

    Cons

    I am good with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Last company to work for if you have no other options

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of learning since you inherit a lot of duties that was not the original included in the first place. You get extra miles points which you can redeem prizes if you are in India

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Web System sucks, suppose to make easy for user but I guess they care less since it is hard to use and complex.
    - Employee first company motto seems to be a myth
    - You get xtra miles which you can not redeem prizes since you are not in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to compensation and adjust allowance based on location in US realistically. Cost of living increase 25% yet compensation increase is close to 0-1%. This needs to be taken seriously if you want to keep loyalty and talent, else people will be jumping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's like any other multinational company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    work culture and policies (Health benfits) is very good.

    Cons

    Obviously, Compensation - They should match with industry standards, Few good people leaving company due to compensation issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look for industry standards and pay as per the industry to retain good resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    no clear communication, lake of information sharing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at HCL Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    don't see any reason to work here. they pay less, and no working culture.

    Cons

    Some managers are cheater, no clear communication. lake of information sharing, and No work ethics. they pay also very less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to reduce communication gap. give little more freedom to share information which is needed to understand the work even to contrctors, or Dont expect they know every thing about your company process. and create a standard work process. which is well explained by available material/help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work Experience at HCL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Ablility to work on a varity of projects

    Cons

    Management focused on revenue generation. Not an environment for people that are looking for creativity or product or solution development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your thinking, times are changing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to groom your career path

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Lots of freedom to explore your technical skills
    2. Very good employee benefits

    Cons

    1.Very less salary
    2. If employee needs to keep learning new technology based on the project avalability

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opporunity to learn and advance. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay, time off is insufficent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide competitive paid time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good to Progress in Your Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible and provides good to grow

    Cons

    Better drive by Senior Management to building products will help to sustain the momentum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive by Senior Management to building products will help to sustain the momentum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for beginners...not for experienced resources

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Medical Insurance for employees is the only good thing in HCL America

    Cons

    Employee talents are wasted; employees are not in put in the projects based on their skill set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recheck your appraisal process...as most of the times, employees are rated based on face value or partiality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete Mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    You will have lots of work and this is part of a global organization, so you will work with people from all over the world, but mostly India.

    Cons

    This company has such a bad culture. Blame, blame, blame, escalate, escalate, escalate. Don't work for this company or it's parent company, HCL Technologies. You'll get thrown under the bus for sure. Often departments are understaffed, like HR and legal, so it is impossible to get things done. Seen several people in the company get stiffed on travel. Poor communication and leadership from upper management to Vice Presidents (everyone is a vice president). Don't give out your personal cell phone number. You'll get calls at 2 am on very low level issues that some guy considers a priority across the globe. Was yelled at several times by coworkers when I asked for approvals on suspect situations to cover my ass, rather than being provided the approval. You get completely disrespected by other employees here. It is the standard, not the rare occurrence. Complete lack of professionalism across the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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