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HCL Technologies Chicago Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challange (in 212 reviews)

  • Salary hike is not as per market standards (in 260 reviews)

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  1. "View from Senior account manager - career IT Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deputy General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HCL has an incredible benefits package available to Full Time Employees- Full family insurance with the best plan is 164 per month - almost unheard of in value.

    Cons

    Internal systems, processes are legacy and homegrown in many cases (HCL is an engineering firm - so this makes sense it would program it's own instead of buying off the shelf), but those are now becoming weaknesses as the company has grown to a global footprint - worldwide standardized tools instead of primarily "India Based" design would benefit for the lucrative delivery regions like North America and EU.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize and modernize the internal HR systems - currently many of the systems are non-standard - home-grown or written applications. they do not conform to typical large business in look, feel, language, description, etc. For example - Per Diem in the travel tool is "BMC". Many of hte other categories for basic HR functions are not in a well-organized format.

    Rollout of iSuccess has been sloppy over the last 2 years - and it is not being utilized to its full potential for training, HR management.


  2. "Things to consider"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Technical Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Group Technical Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has deep pockets and manages its money very well. A very good IT company There are a lot of opportunities for someone that is very ambitious.

    Cons

    Frequent re-location maybe required (speaking from a US perspective). If you have roots, HCL may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    For US based employees, the US is not on India time. Nothing like having support systems being shut down mid day because of routine mtce being done on India time.


  3. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Company is big on promoting innovation.

    Cons

    Company is India Centric and does not provide an inclusive environment for Global Employees.


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  5. "lead engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good at giving freedom to work

    Cons

    not much to say -ve about the company

    Advice to Management

    talk to technical staff to know more about them


  6. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Officer in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Officer in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely work culture and interesting training given to the new employees.

    Cons

    Very less compensation is offered to the new employees

    Advice to Management

    Please pay good compensation to the new employees


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    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work to build your career.
    Good Work-Life Balance
    Management is flexible

    Cons

    When company is out of projects try to sack employees unethically


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working for HCL"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits/Compensation were OK, but this is due to the contract when we were transferred to HCL

    Cons

    Company's goal is to outsource jobs to India. Much confusion and chaos!


  9. "This place is a mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Citrix Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Citrix Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at HCL Technologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to work in a messy place then that's your company

    Cons

    No growth, Managers lies to you, They only look at their own benefits

    Advice to Management

    Managers lies to you, They only look at their own benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Specialist for Contract house"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company gives you many options to get you placed when your current contract expires, many spreadsheets, weekly e-mail reports, and a few weeks to look.

    Cons

    Relocation is usually required for new contract opportunities, almost all jobs are either west coast, Seattle Washington area, or Eastern coast stats.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, not a management issue, but our project contained a bunch of experienced people with roots in the Naperville area that were not able or willing to relocate.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "layoff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westmont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westmont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is well established in India and currently working on American market to gain share.

    Cons

    Company is still administrating as Indian way. That means payment and no detail help. Also does not know the each company have own rules and regulation.

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the administration and help desk issues.


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