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Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challange (in 203 reviews)

  • Salary hike is not as per market standards (in 249 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good technologies, dynamic environment

    Cons

    Work- Life balance not that good


  2. "Global Client Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Client Partner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Client Partner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, strong capabilities in Infrastructure and Engineering (embedded technology) services.

    Cons

    Weak senior management and poor strategy in application services.

    Advice to Management

    Improve System Integration capabilities and domain capabilities.


  3. "Sinking ship in need of rescue"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still many talented co-workers despite the redundancies and resignations. Many projects have good team work with a 'we're all in this together' outlook

    Cons

    No management strategy in the UK leadership team. During much of the last year, have been invisible, providing no confidence in the workforce that there was a plan to turn the company around.

    Advice to Management

    Lead. Communicate. Be transparent


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  5. "Quick Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Crewe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Crewe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great appetite to deliver best for clients.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance of consultancy is not for all.
    Organisation Size tends to wrap employees up in the adminisphere.
    Can be difficult to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Review your internal systems for consumption by the 'world' employees, remove concentration on India.


  6. "ok ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good campus
    diverse projects
    lot to be learnt

    Cons

    less compensation
    less budget
    IT infra not good

    Advice to Management

    good but involve employees
    need to revert back to employee first


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    "Ups and Downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Back in Axon days and early years under HCL this was a successful and well regarded brand and a good place to work

    Cons

    In recent years the business has suffered after a series of internal shake ups and insufficient forward planning. Morale is not great at this time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible but frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant
    Former Employee - Management Consultant

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

    Pros

    You are given a lot of flexibility, and are encouraged and free to use own initiative on projects. Means you can tailor methodologies to best suit client needs instead of following company line whether it works or not

    Cons

    All training, development and support seems to be very India focused, and the European arm is given no budget or scope for training and development of employees.
    Sometimes the projects that are won seem to be undeliverable with the resources sold.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make Europe second class to India; the same training, development and opportunities should be global if you want to be a global player. Staff need training and development if they are not to become stagnant


  9. "1 Year In"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible solutions with to technical staff
    Autonomy to run accounts

    Cons

    Low margin deals
    Resource constraints
    Procurement slow

    Advice to Management

    Align CFO and CEO


  10. "Good company for short-term career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities and challenging work environment

    Cons

    compensation and deployment should be taken care.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be equivalent to expertise and experience


  11. "Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at HCL Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    Management support;
    Resource Availability and commitment;

    Cons

    Low balance between life and work



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