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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Working for HCL"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people to work with, a real just show up and keep your job.

    Cons

    Management cannot maintain a schedule, HR cases get poorly handled, overtime is 1/2 pay and not time and a 1/2. They hold a promotion over your head and make you do the work for promises they do not keep.

    Advice to Management

    Treat service desk as a service desk and not like a call center.


  2. "HCL can provide you with employment when no other options immediately available"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance. There is a possibility to transfer to other locations.

    Cons

    NO raises. Job is only as good as your manager. Only 2 weeks vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and at least a 2-3% cost-of-living salary increase.

  3. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Medical benefits, Managers are cooperative

    Cons

    Low salary, works gets too hectic, low increments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay veteran employees at par with new joiners.


  4. "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


  5. "Web Developer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Nice working environment and great leadership

    Cons

    can't seem to recall much

    Advice to Management

    do what you do best


  6. "Okay company, could use improvement on Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    As long as you do your required work and meet your deadlines, you will have no problems here. Leadership opportunities are available if you show that you have what it takes. Company works in developing a good relationship with their clients, but this may depend on the customer and manager you work for.

    Cons

    No more than 2 weeks vacation and 2 floating holidays is ever given. No sick days. Employee web site is very fragmented, leading to lots of confusion in finding HR information, or in performing online training. If you request leave without pay you may forfeit bonuses. Raises are small.

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits by providing higher 401k matching. Increase vacation to 3 weeks after 5 years employment, 4 weeks for 10 years to match up with company standards. Provide for some six leave.


  7. "Poor Appraisal model and Lack of Transparency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work timings and culture

    Cons

    Poor Appraisal model and Lack of Transparency

  8. "Engg Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Multi dimensional technology services work

    Cons

    Bad employee benefits and policies


  9. "Go for HCL or not??"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good & friendly team environment.

    Cons

    Less salary and more work( non-technical).


  10. "Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    HCL Technologies - Americas is a large, decentralized organization with hundreds of large and small IT Services contracts in commercial and defense companies. As a 'hosted' India-based company, HCL is required to employ a minimum percentage of US nationals. So, while your current-job at HCL may not be secure, if deemed a value-add employe, your career potential at HCL is more secure than most corporations.

    Cons

    Unlike most US corporations with local overhead functions like HR, IT, Accounting, and Facilities, HCL Technologies is decentralized with most business support functions managed by off-shore operations in India. So, (not if but..) when you have issues with your basic SW/HW tools, travel expenses, or benefits, you will either suffer through a bureaucratic maze of approvals, referrals, and waiting...or give up and live with broken/unresolved issue.

    Advice to Management

    More attention to and internal investment in new employee on-boarding processes and local management oversight of basic internal IT/HR support will improve employee productivity, reduce turn-over, and cover the gaps created by low-bid contracts.


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