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HCL Technologies New York City Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "A Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Freedom to chart your own path 2. Ability to move across roles 3. Opportunities to work across the globe

    Cons

    1. Limited processes so relationships become key 2. More of an individual performer culture


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Clients to work with

    Cons

    Poor Salaries, Poor Management (Client and Program), No Innovation

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the talent company has and invest into the workforce to upgrade and keep them in.

  3. "Enter at your own risk"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A job if you need one to meet your financial responsibilities. Otherwise "Enter at your own risk"

    Cons

    I became an employee of HCL when they took over the IT operations of the company I worked for, due to the company Outsourcing the entire IT department to HCL. I had to train my replacement but I was one of the few lucky ones who was offered an opportunity to remain with HCL. I stayed with them for a little over a year, but left because management was all over the place. There were too many managers and not enough people to actually perform the work. Also if you were not Indian or of Indian decent you were treated like a second class citizen and many times not even included in your own departmen's meetings. the non-Indian employees used to refer to the company as HCHell instead of HCL... that tells a lot...

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more responsive. I know they are based in India but responsiveness needs to improve. They also need to properly determine the undertaking of projects so that they can provide adequate levels of staff and support.


  4. "Normal work envionment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HCL provides good medical plans

    Cons

    there are no medical leaves

    Advice to Management

    there should be medical leaves


  5. "Group Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always good to work with HCL and they take care for their employees, flexible in all situations for employee.

    Cons

    so many internal processes and need to focus for clients


  6. "Good to start your career but not a pay master"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, Good benefits, Free environment

    Cons

    Not a pay master, internal politics in higher management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No future in this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better than average salary compared to other offshore companies. Benefits are OK even though every year benefits are getting cut here and there. You can meet bright people here as well

    Cons

    HCL looks at employee as a commodity - W2 contractor with benefits, nothing more. No training. They just put you on any project so that you are billable. If you are not on the project there is no bench time - they call you and let you go immediately or force you to take unpaid leave. It is likely illegal to ask full time employee to take an unpaid leave. But since many employees are on H1B they have to be quiet and compliant. During Christmas time they force you to take vacation. They win projects by price dumping and using majority of offshore resources but quality of many consultants are really bad. Customers who thought they saved money are getting poorly implemented projects. As a result some SAP implementations end up in a disaster - recent $100 million Miller Coors lawsuit against HCL is an example. It adds to HCL poor reputation.

    Advice to Management

    HCL has a good slogan "Employees first" but it is not working in real life. In fact, employee is a "last thing" at HCL. Take care of your employees, invest in them and you will be rewarded.

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    "Poor Recognition for Long Time Fulltime Employees"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    N o t h I n g

    Cons

    HCL pays more salary for unknown new comers from outside. Worst Salary and Recognition for existing employees.

    $60k or less for existing top performing employees, min $95k+ for unknown new comers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay MARKET STANDARD salary for knowledge and work the employee do for organization. Treat and respect to all the employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "3.5 Year Technical Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Big name clients
    - Big and complex Porjects
    - Collect points and rewards for travel expenses to your personal account

    Cons

    - Employee are Contractors on salaries. Employment can end at anypoint without warning.
    - Unorganized in resource\people management
    - Little opportunity for internal relationships and development
    - Sell projects by being the lowest bidder

    Advice to Management

    Build Teams and Practices with chemistry and good people. Involve consultants on sales and pre-sales more. A sense of cohesion and chemistry should project to potential clients and increase confidence in the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    No place for career growth


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