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HCL Technologies New York City Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  1. "Solutions Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No future in this company"

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    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.

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

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    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


  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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    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. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "3.5 Year Technical Consultant"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work with"

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    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


  9. "Worst Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate General Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be an employee friendly company

    Cons

    Claim as one of the top IT Services company with poor top level management. Suck your blood and there are couple of accounts like UBS - they literally put you under the bus - humiliate you in all occasions

    Advice to Management

    Change required from top level guy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "General Manager - Service Delivery"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowerment to the employees, Work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits and employee care

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the most loyal employees


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