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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "SR. Technical Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Since I was working under an Alcatel-Lucent extended contract, working at HCL was seamless. Except for the benefits package, we retained our managers and all the same processes to access customers to support their wireless networks.

    Cons

    HCL is basically a very large consulting firm. So their day to day operations were filled with lots of emails about keeping your timesheet updated, filling out web page info for days off and waiting for it to be approved, running software on your computer so they could see if you were running unacceptable programs, etc. Their verbiage used was difficult to understand because they are basd out of India.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be reduced as professionals don't require as many mangers as there were. Too many managers didn't know what was really required since this is based out of India, too much confusion


  2. "Sr Software developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with different clients

    Cons

    You have to be available all the time

    Advice to Management

    They could do a better job

  3. "area sales director"

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    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    aggressive work culture, flat structure

    Cons

    too chaotic at times, no respect for the experience

    Advice to Management

    have more structured approach to business development


  4. "Major Incident Manager Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Major Incident Management Specialist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Major Incident Management Specialist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience for assisting end users with technical issues in IT

    Cons

    Growth opportunity should could be much better


  5. "Oracle Retail Practitioner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Lot of manager Politics

    Advice to Management

    Better think


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HCL...expect the unexpected"

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    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.

  8. "Network Engineer- Collaboration"

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    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.


  9. "Good Company for Freshers"

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    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


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

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    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.


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