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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Don't Trust a Word They Say"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A legacy of transformation skills

    Cons

    Deceitful hiring and compensation practices
    Complete lack of diversity - 100% ( nearly Indian )

    Advice to Management

    Adjust your untrustworthy ways to match the non-Indian world


  2. "Easy job to start getting into IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On campus assignments to Microsoft, great place to work

    Cons

    Dealing with HCL's backasswards internal websites to fill in time pages, request per-diem for out-of-town assignments, expense reimbursement, etc, etc

    Dealing with HCL management, especially the overseas components (what a nightmare)

    Advice to Management

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HCL...expect the unexpected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "RUN!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  8. "Senior Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "Stay away from HCL!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. "Network Engineer- Collaboration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. "Good Company for Freshers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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