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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Recognition for Long Time Fulltime Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are amazing and are reminisce of the early 1990's. There are many projects that offer the ability to move and learn something new.

    Cons

    The company has way too many independent tools that to not sync with each other. This is a huge lack of training on how to use any of the tools.

    Advice to Management

    Process tends to rule over logical thought, you need to think outside of the box and trust in your employees.

  3. "Not satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Could not find get anything to say..

    Cons

    No team work
    You need fight for everything


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth Your Time if Your Serious About Your Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Minor Festivities that can make it fun and meeting different people

    Cons

    Pay - Not being funny but unless your Indian, your paycheck is not your worth
    Holidays and Leave are difficult to get
    Company is very unorganized


  5. Helpful (3)

    "HCL Will Rob You"

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

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

    Pros

    They have a few good people

    Cons

    They are dishonest - they'll rob you of your accrued vacation under the premise of "Needs Based" vacation - like they're doing something positive for you ... thieves

    Advice to Management

    The world does not spin around Indian-based labor arbitrage


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Companys to work For!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None!
    Always Hiring Indian workers!
    Always have Fake News CNN in Lobby!

    Cons

    Corporate Execs do not do anything right!!

    Vineet Nayar called American graduates "unemployable" and "unprepared" and "lazy" and Paid the Clinton's for H1B1 speech at Disney. Helped Layoff 250 American IT Workers in Disney to replace them with Indian offshore workers.

    Completely Liberal ideology.
    Lost 3+ Government Contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Leave America
    Hire Only American workers.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "If you not from India you days are probably numbered."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hmmmmmm....
    My work hours were flexible. But that is only because my boss was rebadged from the client as well so we had worked together before.
    When I was rebadged I got a two year employment guarantee, that was honored to many employees who were removed from the account before the two years were up.

    Cons

    All about the bottom line, despite what they say about employee first.
    If you are rebadged from a company to HCL as part of HCL getting them as a client your days are probably numbered, start looking. As soon as they can find offshore resources to do your job they will. They will most likely be less skilled, but cheaper and you will probably have to train your replacement, that is what I am doing now.
    Totally disorganized.
    In my experience they don't care about the client, they care about getting cheaper people to do the work so they can be more profitable.
    Not honest when you join.
    Offshore and onshore do not talk. In three years hardly involved in any team meetings. Even onshore boss had team meetings with offshore but did not involve onshore.
    Not much compensation in reviews.
    crappy HR, if you can find them.
    I could go on. More fool me for being lazy and not getting out sooner.... They are now replacing me with less skilled cheaper resources. I fear(know) the client will get a reduced service.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees.
    When you bid really low for a contract tell the rebadged employees that the overall goal is to make it more profitable by replacing expensive onshore resources.
    Get organized.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "RUN!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Healthcare package and employee benefits package.

    Cons

    1) Do not believe the recruiters. They will lie to you.
    2) They do not like Americans. It is an Indian company, and they prefer only working with Indians. It is extremely racist.
    3) If they hire you as a full time employee for a client, they will fire you immediately after the client does not need you.
    4) Do not believe the Employee First nonsense. I have been working for them for 4 months, and I have only physically met 2 two people from the company. There is no employee training or welcome. You are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Have a training period for new hires. Show them how the company works. Show them who is who, and how things get done. I have never even met my manager.


  9. "Stay away from HCL!"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Except for some of the members of my team, there are no 'Pros'.

    Cons

    This was the worst company I've ever worked for! Ever!
    Chaos from first day to last. Client so angry, they cancelled the entire project. And I don't blame them.


  10. "ATS Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    None, the only pro is you sometimes get paid if you fight HR about it

    Cons

    You get more pay working in fastfood
    the benefits suck
    Management does not know what they are doing, and they know it
    No room for growth
    Nobody will hire you because the company is so terrible

    Advice to Management

    LEAVE!


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