HCL Technologies Reviews in United States

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
2,960 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 232 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 82 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Healthy environment to work for

    Cons

    No raises in years at the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Marysville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Marysville, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Its good for career growth

    Cons

    employee first org with lot of values

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  5.  

    Senior Manager - Infrastructure Services Division

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Normal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Good Environment to work in.

    Cons

    Environment is cool to work

  7.  

    Not Good Not Bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Former Employee - Team Lead

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Luckily had nice managers
    Had good opportunities to learn
    Reasonably good compensation.

    Cons

    Bad team/project/manager could be very demotivating
    Office politics , favoritism etc
    Revenue focused at the cost of building value in team/domain.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Fast Moving, Highly Growth Oriented Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a very good organization for learning new skills. The work culture helps in improving communication skills, technical skills and leadership skills. Senior Management is more than happy if you take extra initiative and work towards the growth of the business

    Cons

    Salary quotient leaves a lot to be desired when compared with other organizations in the service industry. Some policies need to be revised to make them more employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks need to be improved to attract better talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good "out of college" job, but nothing else.

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    Former Employee - Computer Analyst for DB Project  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst for DB Project in Cary, NC (US)

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee. Friendly environment. Good starter job.

    Cons

    Indian based company. Many of the company rules or the way the company is ran is based off of how an Indian company is ran. HR is non existent. Forget moving up in company unless your Indian. Transactions in company take months. Refer a friend bonus on paper exist, but in reality you will never get paid. I referred 3 people, and out of the year I was there never saw a dime. Its not uncommon for you to not receive your normal pay. There is an employees first motto, but out of the year I was there I never saw that once. While working there the attitude of everyone even the bosses, was continue to work until we can find something better. I know of 2 people in the company who actually moved up from Tier 1 to something hire, and they were before I was hired. When an HCL Tech Tier 2 job would open up in the US. I would be quickly filled by a person in India to cut down cost. Chances for advancement were slim to none. Not to mention the mediocre pay. The turn around rate for employees there is unbelievable. In the year that I was there no one who was hired with me still worked in HCL. Over all the company is new here in America. They have a lot of growing to do. I'm sure they can turn that around, but currently in my opinion it is a terrible company, unless your Indian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over all the company is new here in America. They have a lot of growing to do and changes that need to be made for US employees to be happy. I'm sure they can turn that around, but currently in my opinion it is a terrible company, unless your Indian.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It pays to be on-top of the heap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting and Solution Development
    Current Employee - Consulting and Solution Development

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and good health insurance. Opportunity to get involved with high tech projects that have the potential to change the way certain industries conduct their business.

    Cons

    Company is India based which means frequent late nights or early mornings to contend with a 9 1/2 hour time difference. Limited opportunity for advancement if your an American. Non-Indians are hired for very specific skillsets and utilized to the maximum extent possible. Wide differences in the rate of pay between North American / European employees and Indians creates constant tension. Company has been known to alter policies on bonus payouts regardless of pre-existing contractural arrangements. Take it or leave it attitude. Substandard offices and office equipment requires most employees to utilize their own computers, printers, etc. in-order to accomplish day-to-day work. Virtually zero investment in employee training and development. Third world attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve / get rid of third world attitudes towards employees and technology. Invest in your people and training. Improve appearances of area offices so that we aren't embarrassed to bring customers to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its ok to work for HCL.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow in terms of roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Poor paymasters.
    Take long time(3-months or more) to complete appraisal process.
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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