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HCL Technologies Overview
Noida (India)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HCLT)
Information Technology
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Over the past decade, HCL has been one of the fastest growing technology companies not only in India but in the world—even during the global economic downturn. A combination of technical expertise and an innovative management philosophy that unleashed the innovative ... Read more

Mission: HCL’s mission is to be the employer and partner of choice by focusing on our stated values of Employees First, Trust, Transparency, Flexibility and Value Centricity. HCL has a culture of grass-roots, business-driven, customer-focused innovation, in which every employee ... Read more

Company Updates

  • IAOP has recognized us as a Leader and ‘Super Star’ of Global Outsourcing 100. We're one of the highest-rated companies in terms of customer references, awards, and certifications for innovation programs.Read more:

    HCL Recognized as a 'Leader' and 'Super Star' of Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP | HCL Technologies

    Noida, India - 18th April, 2017 - HCL Technologies (HCL), has been recognized as a 'leader' in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 TM rankings for 2017, an annual listing of the world's best service providers by the IAOP®.

  • Read IDC's Vendor Spotlight report on our retail practice to learn about our Digital Transformation strategy, services, and capabilities.

    Driving Business Innovation Through Digital Transformation | HCL Technologies

    We use cookies on our sites. Please read more information about cookies here. Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to footer IDC has published the Vendor Spotlight report on our retail practice titled "Driving Business Innovation Through Digital Transformation".

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HCL Technologies – Why Work For Us?


EFCS laid the foundation of a unique entrepreneurial culture, which over the years led to the evolution of Ideapreneurship. “Ideapreneurship” is HCL’s culture of grass-roots, business-driven, customer-focused innovation, in which every employee is an “ideapreneur.” This environment is shaped by HCL’s ‘Employees First’ values, which collectively empower and encourage individual employees at all levels of the organization to come up with innovative solutions to operational and customer challenges. It encourages employees to become idea-led intrapreneurs, who can think new ideas and drive them to fruition. These values promote employee behavior that when channeled through and leveraged by formal programs, generates unusual value for customers.

Ideapreneurs drive market leading growth for HCL wherein we have grown 115% in our revenues from the time we have incorporated EFCS in 2005 along with 580% growth in our market cap.


  • Ideapreneurship case study is in Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) publication titled Strategies for Success.
  • HEC Paris also has a case study on the employee culture practiced at HCL.
  • Gartner published an exclusive report on EFCS, recognizing that this philosophy empowers HCL’s frontline employees to make decisions and take actions for the benefit of customers.
  • Leading analyst firm Forrester published a case study titled “HCL Technologies Puts Employees First, Customers Second” in 2011.
  • Harvard business school teaches HCL as a case study on organizational development.
  • EFCS was the subject of a Darden School of Business case study on the impact created by HCL through its Employees First, Customers Second philosophy. 


In a growth-constrained, post-recession world where many traditional sources of advantage are becoming irrelevant, the best bet for nations, companies and individuals to succeed is the power of their ideas. At HCL, we believe that acknowledging such ideas and learning from them is vital as we make progress in today’s environment.

HCL’s vibrant intrapreneurial culture is giving rise to institutional and grass-root programs that help in seeding ideas, nurturing creativity and harvesting innovation – Value Portal, Mad JAM and LeadGen.

The Value Portal has a very strong and robust process of employees committing their ideas relevant for their customers, the ideas going through an approval cycle leading to an approval from the customers and then finally leading to implementation of the ideas. As of today, we have implemented around 7,000 ideas out of 25,000 ideas that got generated through Value Portal with certified business benefit by customers of over $470 million.

LeadGen encourages employees to contribute business opportunities, enabling them to add directly to HCL’s revenue and earn monetary reward with company-wide recognition.There has been a contribution of $200 million through this platform.

MAD JAM celebrates outstanding ideas from within HCL that have been implemented for clients.Till date MAD JAM has generated $50 million revenue for HCL.

When we set out to understand what really defines our brand we didn’t find the answer in the HCL brand positioning. Nor did a dissection of the HCL brand identity give us an answer. We found the answer in our people. Today, 95,000 Ideapreneurs are changing the world one relationship at a time. And they’re doing it by taking their relationships with their customers beyond the contract.

At HCL, our approach to engagements is best described by the word ‘relationship’. Because every relationship – be it between family members, friends, colleagues, or clients and vendors – operates based on a contract, whether written or unwritten. But beautiful relationships, like the one captured below, that benefit both parties are sustained by emotions, behavior, and actions that go beyond that explicit or implied contract.

We believe that our values of Trust, Transparency and Flexibility fuelled by our philosophy of ‘Employees First’, is what will ensure a continued defense of our customers’ interests. For these values nourish a relationship from outside the box, empowering every day innovation by thousands of our employees interfacing with your system lifelines and critical business processes. While we have institutionalized this Innovation through unique platforms such as Value Portal and MAD JAM, our Alternative propositions such as ALT ASM, Enterprise of the Future, Digital Systems Integration, Enterprise Functions as a Service, Innovation Monetization and zCMO ensure that we are able to deliver “relevant” business value in real-time despite changing times. We encourage you to take a look at a crisp summaty of all this in our corporate presentation below.

We don’t use contracts to save our skin. We believe in taking every relationship beyond the contract by putting our own skin in the game through collaboration, applied innovation and new generation partnership models that put our customers’ interests above all else. ‘Relationship Beyond the Contract’ doesn’t simply define HCL’s brand positioning or its brand identity. It is a spirit that’s alive in our 95,000 Ideapreneurs who are passionate about only one thing- making our customers’ business more efficient through everyday innovation.


At HCL, we recruit for a spectrum of roles—from consulting to technology—where employees can identify opportunities to start-up their ideas. Our employees who we call - ideapreneurs are strongly encouraged to use their own initiative and to be flexible. They are given the freedom to shape their roles and to define areas of work that will benefit directly from their individual expertise.

While recruiting, we particularly look for ideapreneurs with an innovative and enterprising streak. This democratic approach encourages open discussion and brings new ideas to the table. This advantage of being an ideapreneur enables employees to view themselves as intrapreneurs and change makers. They take pride in their ideas delivering value to customers, thereby transforming the business landscape.

Come aboard, partner with us as we surge ahead, and start everyday with new ideas and new enthusiasm. We don’t just want to play; we want to change the game itself. View the Jobs section to explore the current career opportunities at HCL.

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HCL Technologies photo of: Recently, our Women Connect Network had an insightful discussion on #WomenInTech and its associated challenges , opportunities. Here’s a glimpse of us celebrating Diversity @ HCL
HCL Technologies photo of: Recently, our ideapreneurs in #Brazil celebrated #kids day. After all, we should never forget the child inside us
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HCL Technologies photo of: Members of our photography club, recently visited the historic Red Fort in Delhi to capture some of the best Mughal architecture in the world.
HCL Technologies photo of: Equal opportunity workplace is more than a buzzword. We want to help everyone become more empathetic to disability at the work place and otherwise .
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at HCL Technologies (Redmond, WA) in June 2017.


    If you have real-world professional web development experience and did not recently graduate with a bunch of programming knowledge from college that you will never use, I wouldn't bother with this interview process. Don't waste your Saturday. I ended up just walking out to go home and work on my current ASP.NET MVC project.

    I was told there would be a .NET/C# exam by one of their recruiters. Instead, it was one of those pointless exams asking old college questions about contiguous integers, and pouring different amounts of liquid from various jars to reach the desired amount. I'm surprised that they didn't ask me why manhole covers are round. Apparently they think they are Google. As soon as I saw the test, I knew it was a joke. If you want to see how "creative" I am, look at the work I have produced professionally and ask me questions about those projects.

    Red flags I ignored: 1. They wouldn't even work with my salary requirements. 2. Saturday interview. 3. Bad reviews from current/former employees.

    If you recently graduated college and have no professional coding/engineering experience, this might be right for you to get your foot in the door, but I would be wary, the employee reviews are still bad.

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HCL Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • TISS Leap Vault Award, TISS Leap Vault Award, 2015
  • Certified as Top Employer in the UK for 9th consecutive year, Top Employers Institute, 2015
  • Excellence in Training and Development Award at Global HR Excellence Awards, World HRD Congress, 2014
  • Certified as Top Employer in UK for 8th consecutive year, Top Employers Institute, 2014
  • Recognized as 'Champion of Women's Empowerment Principles', United Nations Global Compact, 2014
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