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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Companys to work For!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "Good Company to work with"

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


  3. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  4. "Good to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Testing in India, PA
    Former Employee - Testing in India, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big organization, professionals, good facilities for employees, stable n secure

    Cons

    Support staff is very slow and not that helpful
    Salary is not upto the market standard


  5. "Easy job to start getting into IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. "Senior Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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