HCL Technologies
3.2 of 5 2,375 reviews
www.hcltech.com Noida, India 5000+ Employees

HCL Technologies Reviews in United States

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.0 317 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

(12 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ (US)

I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

ProsWork Life balance, Learning, New Opportunities

ConsPoor Compensation, slow personal growth

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The experience was alright

Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Bedminster, NJ (US)

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

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

ConsI 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 Senior ManagementHave an on-boarding process and try to retain employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IT Service Desk (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

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

Pros-Guaranteed 40 hours per week.
-Management are typically nice and approachable.

Cons-They switch whether you are paid salary or hourly to best suit the company. You are guaranteed 40 hours/week, which is nice. However, there are no sick days. If you miss a day, you have to fill out a form specifically do dock your pay for the 8 hours you missed. If you go over 40 hours, you are only paid 0.5x your normal pay rate for additional time. Not 1.5, just 0.5

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork life balance is good

ConsNo hike for a long time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lead Engineer (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPromotion , compensation , time-off, i4excel

Consleadership has to learn many things

Advice to Senior Managementencourage Talented people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Documentum Consultant (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

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

ProsChances to explore roles and career options
Very good training policies.

ConsLess transparency on policies.Work and life balance is poor

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for opportunities to keep long timers motivated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HCL America is a mixed bag.

Business Analyst II (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

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

ProsDecent pay, not great pay. Decent benefits. For an American hire, expect a very Indian approach to everything, including HR, benefits, travel. There are many terms in emails and the HCL Web site that I still have no understanding of their meaning but the Indian offshore/onshore folks are always polite.

ConsOddly cost conscious, even when the client is paying for all expenses. I have a monthly gauntlet with Indian travel, lodging teams. To book a trip it takes about 30 emails. Most offshore personnel have no concept of American HR norms, American geography and hotel prices. I have been sent to hotels where I would not leave my dog. They complain each time that they are not given enough notice on travel (like I am deciding, not the client).

Advice to Senior ManagementTo do business in the USA, for American companies that want American workers, get Americans into HR. Employee first is a fine slogan. What does it mean for American hires?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

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

ProsGood working with HCL and so far the work culture in HCL is nice.

ConsI didn't find any cons so far..

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsBig client base and process

Consless salary and no GC

Advice to Senior Managementplease give at par salary to direct joinees in US and those coming from offfshore

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Englewood, CO (US)

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

ProsGreat opportunity to Learn new things, good benefits.

ConsLow salary and poor health care insurance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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