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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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HCL Technologies President and CEO C. Vijayakumar
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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. "Good to go"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Testing in India, PA
    Former Employee - Testing in India, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big organization, professionals, good facilities for employees, stable n secure

    Cons

    Support staff is very slow and not that helpful
    Salary is not upto the market standard


  2. "Easy job to start getting into IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Great people. It's a great job for doing homework, or studying for IT. This is a great gateway job into IT.

    Cons

    Not much room for moving up. There's also little chance of a pay raise. There's also not many fast food spots around.


  3. "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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  5. "HCL...expect the unexpected"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow. You can really hone your skills and use the opportunities for growth but you will have to do it on your own.

    Cons

    HR is powerless and a dummy. No compensation hike even if you are rated at the top even for consecutive years.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like middle management needs an overhaul, its filled with employees who have very less or only a basic knowledge and are there because of either long term seniority or hiring due to networking. There is a lot of scope for improvement and amazing skill set in the currwnt resources which is not fully realized or utilized.


  6. "Senior Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst/Team Lead/Reporting Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst/Team Lead/Reporting Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supports FedEx aircraft fleet. Your skills and knowledge will be fully utilized and it will not be a boring job. Support involves 6 separate departments on an 8 building campus that can be traveled without going outdoors.

    Cons

    Very high profile and very demanding job, with two locations that require 24/7 support. Outages are very hard to handle especially when it might cause flight delays. Dispatchers can get very uptight when their flight(s) are delayed.

    Advice to Management

    Better training on the applications needing to be supported. Hire better skilled technicians and PAY THEM appropriately.


  7. "Network Engineer- Collaboration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get in the door and prove yourself

    Cons

    Does not pay enough to be worth or feel like you have value.

    Advice to Management

    Our management is pretty good so I cannot speak on other sections of the company.


  8. "Good Company for Freshers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is good for the freshers to learn new things and get onsite opportunities
    Lot of projects
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Less pay rate & hike
    No work life balance
    Very less opportunities to grow after certain years
    Managers need to learn give credit to the team members

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn giving credits to the team members


  9. "This is a company where one can not advance unless one is either Indian or knows someone in management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No supervision unless one works in a corporate setting.

    Termination is rarely unless the client request budget cuts.

    The medical/dental benefits are excellent.

    Great 401k options.

    Cons

    Raises are rarely and when one receives a raise it's not up to standards.

    There is no advancement opportunities and once one is locked in a role that isn't management that individual will never advance.

    Any possibilities of switching to a new contract or career path is not possible.

    The company prides itself about giving the employee the opportunity to chart their careers, but in actuality the employee doesn't have that opportunity as this is merely corporate propaganda.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management to the CEO should allow their employees the chance to reach their full potential especially when the individual exceeds all annual assessment scores.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits. Good for H1B folks. You are good if you find business for them with Client you are working

    Cons

    no career path for America employees. Expect you to move to any location in US for newer assignment.


  11. "Good place to start in IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were on par with other companies, coworkers were great

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the greatest, some managers were aloof, others were micro managers. The company is based in India so getting in touch with payroll or HR could be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees do their jobs, and pay them better for it.



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