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HCL Technologies Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
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Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 312 reviews)

  • A positive work environment which makes me more excited to come for the work every day (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 94 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company ever to work and join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    hard working software engineers from india.Some people in company are good at technical skills.

    Cons

    worst company ever to work

    1.Managers look their sub-ordinates as slaves.There is no professionalism in the company.

    2.If your manager likes you then you will be at good position.There is no proper recognition for any work you do in the company.More of biased company to certain individuals.Managers are very
    dishonest. They will lie to you while your joining on company benefits.

    3.Company expected you to work all hours in a day including weekends at short notice and will not take into account their employees obligations outside of work .They don't pay you anything for extra hours.They bring cheap labour from india and make them to stretch for more hours and expect those recruited in USA also to work same hours without extra hour payments or perks.you cannot question your manager or Management.

    4.Their insurance plans are worst in IT industry.The upper management never listens to the concerns of workers on any benefits to workers.Though many people are fighting to change the insurance plans they never bother as they provide cheap plans.

    5.Lack of job security.Though your full time employee your job is never secured.

    6.They don't have any notice period for employee termination or 15 day notice concept.It just on paper.They send people from india immediately next day your project completes.Its same with full time employees in USA.They give termination once their work is done with them.

    7.Thier internal immigration service is worst and they have worst record in Green card process for any non - american workers.

    8. No support to employees on any issues faced by them with internal applications in USA.everything you need to go for your manager or should wait to get a reply from india for 2-3 days on any questions or SSD.

    9. Once your joined your growth stops in USA.No promotions or salary increase.Max salary increase you get is 3%.That to if your manager likes you.

    10.They say employee first...but in reality its employee last.Managers will not allow employees to interact much with customer and they try to showcase more what their peers do as themselves.

    No Bonus and no increment and your salary might decrease if your location is changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees well.Learn to treat them as humans not as slaves.
    Stop biased way.Make people to speak in english in organization culture.
    Give equivalent benefits as other companies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work with. One can learn a lot technically if get a good exposure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of learning through out the career.

    Cons

    There is no cons i came across my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Manager - Infrastructure Services Division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Somerset, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Somerset, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    It is Employee friendly organisation

    Cons

    the Salaries are below market benchmark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life Balance should be maintained for the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy HCLite!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Group in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Group in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Working for HCL that truly cares about the employees is priceless!!! There are other employers for everything else…

    Cons

    Busy work always, but Busy is Good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Insurance benefits, horrible everything else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health Insurance is good. Some flexibility with work location. Bi-monthly pay is nice. There truly aren't very many "pros" to HCL America...

    Cons

    I'm not sure why they call it HCL America. Literally everything is handled offshore in India. There isn't a single non-Indian American in senior or executive leadership. No advancement to senior or executive management unless you're Indian. I find this very disturbing and racist. Pay is horrible.

    Travel policy is a complete joke. You have to pay for your own travel, cell phone, etc. and hope for reimbursement. Only $50 max a month allowance for cell phone, and they want you to have a smart phone with data and texting. This a is impossible to do with a max of $50. $90-$100 a night limits on hotel stays when traveling. This is AFTER taxes and fees. This is the limit I have as a manager. It's even less for front-line employees.

    "Employee First" is just a catch phrase. They DO NOT practice this philosophy. HCL is losing business in America at a rapid pace compared to where they were 5-10 years ago. Companies use HCL for a few years to help their bottom line and realize how bad their services are and then don't renew their contracts. I had a senior leader tell me that their American business is flatlining and all major opportunities are now in Europe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a senior/executive team IN the United States for HCL America. It would be nice if these leaders were actual Americans with English as their first language. Pay your employees a competitive salary for native U.S. citizens (especially managers)!!!

    Start really living the Employee First philosophy. I have been a manager with HCL America for a couple of years and haven't seen it lived out yet. It's a real joke.

    Get company travel/T&E cards for your employees who have to travel/buy supplies more than a few times a year. Stop requiring the use of a "travel desk" that is located in India and is 12 hours time difference. Let us use a travel website to book travel for ourselves, this would actually save money for HCL. Stop with the ridiculous $90-$100 AFTER taxes and fees a night limits on hotels. This is so impractical and my employees and I usually end up at a nasty hotel in a dangerous part of town.

    HCL America needs to be run by employees that are actually in America. Not having this in place scares off critical talent. You would keep and gain more U.S. business if you started this practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Platform for Performers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent means to keep employees motivated MAD JAM/ LEAD GEN/O Infinity League etc... are HCL's brand mark for performers. Proud to be one of the HCL's O Infinity League contenders, Ideapreneurs.

    Cons

    Recommendation is to review the IT Sales Strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to empower your employees in the same way to extract amazing results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting and challenging. Peace in mind, career oriented and friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Peace in mind, nice work environment, Friendly colleagues and helping managers

    Cons

    Grouping in teams some times, Company policies are not too good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the policies better and employee friendly. Make them free to work in their style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome if you dont look for money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Dont expect good salary hike,allowances etc. Except money you will get all benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Exprnc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Learning, New Opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Compensation, slow personal growth

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The experience was alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Bedminster, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Bedminster, NJ (US)

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom. Top clients to work with. Leading edge IT.

    Cons

    I was new to the IT space let alone the Sales organization. There was no structure around my on-boarding. In fact the first day I went into work, I was the only one in the office till about 10AM. The HR didn't have any idea that I was joining work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an on-boarding process and try to retain employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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