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HCL Workforce Solutions Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Really there is great career development, nice working environment and they value employees for sure (in 4 reviews)

  • Some good people left in the business (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • HCL has been dropping off the recruitment map for a number of years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Nice environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Team is great and enjoy the work effort

    Cons

    Lots of hours and redundant

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "A company that follows it's Values"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With healthcare recruitment being one of the toughest at present with changes in then NHS, HCL has not cut corners and followed their values at all times. This is all that's needed for a secure position in the temporary staffing market in healthcare.

    Cons

    All recruitment consultants look for good commission - HCL's commissions aren't the best around.

    Advice to Management

    Be steady and keep sticking to your values which is HCL's best selling point.

  3. "Very messy place to be"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am sorry but I cannot remember anything positive rather than a good people I met there, and who unfortunately stayed even shorter time than me.

    Cons

    What a messy place, very high staff turnover- speaks for itself about company values and how they treat their workforce. We didn't get our bonus for 8 months for no reason. I got mine once just before leaving, they were just saving money on us. There was no unity or ethics- everyone came from different agencies and worked against each other. I came to a desk of 8 people and had to replace every single one team member.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice for you to stop behaving cowardly and start appreciating people's work instead of talking behind back. Please recruit people managers rather than those who have no people's focus or interest in humanities. Change top management as this attitude is coming from the top down. Hope it has improved but back in 2013 it was exactly like this.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Recriutment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great team, kitchen, clean bathroom with showers

    Cons

    Blind management, they only bark their orders from behind computers. No involvement with the consultants, no building relations, no transparency, no commission on time - always wrong.
    You can't progress unless the manager is your friend or you know him/her for a long time. During cuts only management's friends managed to keep their jobs. Brown nose culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved, smile, be brave, assume your mistakes and invest in your people.


  5. "Sr. Faculty / Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Senior Faculty in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Senior Faculty in Hyderabad (India)

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, Excellent Teams

    Cons

    Not Realized the Ground Realities


  6. "Recommended!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I had a great few years at HCL. Really there is great career development, nice working environment and they value employees for sure. Great benefits offered and incentives like days out, prizes etc. I actually was promoted many times whilst I was there. People on this site are complaining about redundancies but what to do? That is the nature of the beast and occurs in most large companies.

    Cons

    During the end of my time at HCL, a lot of the management left.

    Advice to Management

    Use the same methods as the old management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Split commision, people not pulling there weight."

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, working hours, kitchen, shower, no others comes to mind.

    Cons

    Managers couldn't really make any decisions. All comes form the boards, and so many cuts.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Working with a great team is what kept me there, however, I am glad to see the back of HCL.

    Cons

    The place is truly unprofessional, from management to the people they employee. Never have I been exposed to that level of rudeness and arrogance, most of all from people who have zero experience and dare I say it skills. Senior management are only concerned about making money and don't take on feedback very well. The place is toxic to the bone and people should stay away if you want to keep your sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and you may start to see higher levels of results.


  9. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HCL Workforce Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Strong and established brand
    Incentives for achieving (holidays etc) are good

    Cons

    Have never been able to put my finger on what is wrong with HCL from a staff retention point of view. There's certainly something not right and deep-set within the business though. They have a good balance from a "carrot and stick" perspective but perhaps management are too distant, commission structure could be better, business units could communicate better and some of the micro management/ KPIs/ stats are too much.


  10. "Only time pass for those who do not want to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive - Corporate in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive - Corporate in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good and flexibility given to employees.

    Cons

    Too much work but very less pay even after doing hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on total work experience not just randomly. In name of bell curve RM justifies low ratings despite putting so much efforts.


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