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Updated May 16, 2021

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3.7
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HCL Technologies President and CEO C. Vijayakumar
C. Vijayakumar
5,648 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and best people to guide you throughout your program at the company(in 1547 reviews)

  • "Good company for IT infrastructure service(in 1003 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "salary hike is very slow in process(in 826 reviews)

  • "very less salary compared to market(in 535 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great Company

      Oct 11, 2020 - IT Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
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      Pros

      1: Great Team Environment 2: Awesome Atmosphere 3: Fantastic Management

      Cons

      There is nothing bad to say about HCL Technologies

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Team matters than the company

      May 12, 2021 - Account Manager 
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      Pros

      Good leadership team and greater vision

      Cons

      Poor employee career development programs

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Indian Culture - A Good and bad thing

      May 13, 2021 - Lead User Experience Strategist 
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      Pros

      Some of the warmest, most capable people I've worked with worked at HCL. This is an Indian company and, as a non Indian, one of the most wonderful cultural experiences I've ever had. I was able to meet some of the warmest human beings I've ever known. I would say pretty much everyone at middle management and consultant level strata is top notch. In my experience, it's a company of giants at this level. Another benefit is that HCL works with some top-tier F500 clients, so you will get to work with very large projects. However, sometimes this can be a problem if you get the "wrong account" - many times they're just as dysfunctional. Typically pay and benefits are pretty good. But make sure whatever you are promised upon signing is clear. In my experience bonuses rarely happen, so be happy with whatever salary you've negotiated 'cause you'll probably be making that for the next 5 years

      Cons

      I am sharing my experience as a "white American" working in a predominantly In Indian company. As I see it, there are a lot of subtle "class" type of divisions that seem to be rooted in cultural norms. This makes it hard to navigate as a non Indian. It's clear that managers and executives are compensated based on sales rather than results. This structure permeates and directs all decisions. So, in effect, it's more important than someone gets their bonus than it is making the right decision. These are typically the people with the greatest authority, so it's also the biggest problem because the client's best interest should be first priority. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but for the most part it feels like there's an inherent lack of respect top-down that is returned as a lack of concern bottom up. Also there's a huge strata of leadership that's primarily Indian, and then a "worker class" doing all the development. Any managers caught in between those two layers is going to have to bridge the gap in priorities and it's impossible. HCL an agile based software production machine that is sold to the lowest bidder. They try to pretend they are strategic or creative, but that's not their value proposition. It's not a fun culture for someone who is actually trying to influence meaningful change. If you have to travel for your job you're going to have to deal with a nightmare process that makes no sense.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      None or very little increases

      May 4, 2021 - Senior Field Service Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Global tech company with a lot of accounts. They do try to place you on other accounts when one completes and you can request another account to change jobs and to relocate if you choose. Opportunities to learn new technologies. Benefits are very good and affordable.

      Cons

      In my case and others that I have spoken with, none to very little (1%) increase over the course of a few years. Depending on account you are with, management can be difficult, different teams with different responsibilities sometimes very hard to reach to complete a task.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a good working environment

      May 5, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      - unlimited PTO - Work from Home for most roles - most employees who are not upper management are very nice

      Cons

      - They do not give raises/ cost of living increases. Instead, upper management invites employees to take on more and more work saying it will lead to promotion/ raise - but it does not. HCL underpays compared to competitors - Managers who are collaborative and innovative are hindered by someone above them who isn't so nothing ever gets done - Subtle (and not-so-subtle) sexism and racism happen frequently

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great working, hardworking, persisstant

      May 12, 2021 - Software Developer in Bonita Springs, FL, Optional[FL]
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      Pros

      Easily learn how to do some of the most creative parts in software

      Cons

      Hardworking and always sitting and using technology

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very unorganized, poor work culture

      May 14, 2021 - IT Support Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      easy to get hired good spring position a good place to build skills on your own decent healthcare vacation accrues for 4 hrs per pay period paid every other week

      Cons

      your co-workers are your only solid resource which is great if you have good co-workers but it's unfair to them Crap pay

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      May 11, 2021 - Lead Engineer in Redmond, WA
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      Pros

      Good management for all employees

      Cons

      Should focus on technical trainings

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      May 10, 2021 - Software QA Engineer in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      The work environment is very good and good people

      Cons

      there is no salary raise for a while

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      May 11, 2021 - Tech Lead in Memphis, TN
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      Pros

      Good company to be in

      Cons

      More work load on individuals

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