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HCL Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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  1. "HCL is a great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HCL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment from the jump!

    Cons

    I wish we had long we lunch breaks


  2. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ind Crk Village, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ind Crk Village, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary to start with.

    Cons

    Learning is not unto the mark.

  3. "Risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HCL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Most major decisions are driven by client demand, there is a great need to look at internal resources and capabilities
    Exclusive inner circle with blatant preferential treatment


  4. "Managers Care about your status"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, light work load depending on project

    Cons

    Tons of down time if you're not assigned to a project. Getting assigned to a project can be fairly difficult.


  5. "Interview experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL full-time

    Pros

    The HR team was good and the technical interview panel people also asked question based on your college department not just IT questions

    Cons

    Nothing such as i dint get any offer though i signed up and finished al my formalities


  6. "1% raises"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Recruiter lied about possibly of pay increases. No work life balance. Forced to use vacation days for weather related office closures and holidays when the office is closed. Can’t work remote. No overtime available.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure everything. Treat employees like human beings.


  7. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offer great benefits

    Cons

    work holidays, nights, and weekends.

  8. "Game tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at HCL part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good location

    Cons

    Salary is low, no stability


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HCL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow.Got to work on different projects at Microsoft so got good experience in different teams.Paid time on bench when in between projects.

    Cons

    Compensation is not very good.


  10. "HCL experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable but need to bring more energetic people onboard

    Cons

    not very professional in doing the job

    Advice to Management

    Groom people