HCL Technologies Employee Reviews in United States

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Great Company in the IOP space
AVP Infrastructure Operations and Service Delivery (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 21, 2016
HCL is an overall great company. Very focused on customer satisfaction. Excellent diversity of accounts globally and allows you an opportunity to be engaged in several technology verticals if you choose to. There are several internal competing initiatives that can sometimes cause pain in balancing customer requirements vs. internal needs but for the most part, the proper support is given to the management to drive and manage accounts respectively.

I definitely recommend HCL as a long term employer with many opportunities for growth and global presence.
Pros
Flexible, minimal micro management, growth opportunity
Cons
can be very buracratic at time and too process driven
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complete joke of a company
sale (Former Employee) –  telephone houseJuly 15, 2016
Poor pay, no promotion opportunities, lots of favoritism. poor mid to upper management. no pay rises, poor treatment of staff, frequent bullying from senior managers. Poor training, constantly asked to do mentor's or managers work for them but no pay or recognition for achievements, no bonus's no sick pay, often denied holiday entitlements due to been under staffed as they will not look after there core staff. they pull you in to meeting telling you we have up your bonus 3 months later 2 days before its been process and they tellyou its been reject and your now not getting it after slave driving you for the past 3 months please nobody join this company if you have no other choice dont take a job from them please.
Pros
None !!!!!!!!!
Cons
more work less pay when the pizza comes you no your not getting paid
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Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  INJuly 6, 2016
Fair bonus structure, which is paid bi-annually based on personal and company performance (depending on level in organization)
Fully developed methodologies in Business Transformation Services Practice
Great support from peers
Development Manager assigned to support Professional Growth and Development
Opportunities to move up within a Practice if so desired, and you're willing to go the extra mile
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Don't work here
Senior Technical Lead UNIX Systems (Former Employee) –  Frisco, TXMay 27, 2016
Benefits are great ... that is where the good parts of this company stops.

Management is openly hostile to your face and ruthless behind your back. They treat you worse than a number.

Most of the people I worked with were re-badge employee's. When the initial contract period negotiated by the company doing the outsourcing was over all bets were off.

It is all about the bottom line for this company. Buyer beware.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Culture and Management
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Typical Offshore Company Experience
Specialist EUC (Former Employee) –  Santa Ana, CAJuly 11, 2016
Was part of the remaining IT staff when IT was shifted from the company I had been working for to offshore, so typical day did not change from when was employed by the company. Did not take advance of company resources to learn new skills, maintained job skills using on site resources. Co-workers were fellow remaining IT staff retained during offshore process, who were great to work with. Hardest part of job was communication, both in dealing with cultural differences as well as never being able to actually be in the home office. This was to be expected working for a company based in a foreign country. Most enjoyable part of the job was servicing the on site users who needed assistance.
Pros
Able to work with little interference from management
Cons
Little chance for salary raises, since worked in on site team
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Bad place to work!!!
Telecommunications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Oswego, NYJune 22, 2016
HCL America as a company was not a good place to work, the HR department and the on-boarding process was a total nightmare! Took them over 90 days to get my name right in the system and my medical insurance card never did have the correct spelling of my last name. Total nightmare company to work for and VERY unprofessional.
Pros
Cant think of any!
Cons
Read the review!
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Do not work here
Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 17, 2016
This company hinders career growth and is only met to get job experience. Start of the job they will have missing hours on your paycheck. HR is no where to be found. Pay raises are 1% a year. This is an India IT company which brokern computers, using software that is not registered, and puts the C in cheap.
Pros
Job experience
Cons
Missing pay and hours.
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Promising, but add'l work required
GSGO Technical Lead (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 17, 2016
HCL is India's largest private employer, but they are relatively new to hiring and managing US citizens. The work culture and professional expectations are very different between India and the US, and HCL has had to adapt and adjust their management styles accordingly. Some managers are very adept already, but others are still learning.
Pros
Eager to train and support their US employees
Cons
Indian work culture is very different from US, HCL is still learning to adjust to US employee expectations
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Upper management does not listen to needs until deadline has approached
Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCAugust 29, 2016
co workers were great. Management has no idea on helping their clients and just tell them what they want to hear.
They do not listen to their leads and managers on what needs to be done.
Pros
Not much
Cons
Consistent change without letting new process work
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immature workplace
L1 IT SD Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 26, 2016
Was never properly trained
Did not feel management was competent
Co-Workers where wonderful to get along with and talk to
Hardest part of the day was when asking an SME fro hlp, getting an attitude about it
Most enjoyable part of the day, working with chevron users themselves
Pros
none
Cons
incompitent managment
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Transition Consultant (Current Employee) –  Frisco, TXJune 20, 2016
Great company to work for. The people are really good at what they do and very supportive when you need it. My management is very hard to get a hold of because he travels on a weekly basis so that is my only downside on this company is there really isn't a good way to get a hold of your manager when you need them.
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Good place to start out
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 29, 2016
Good place to start your career but no advancement opportunity. Poor communication due to most operations being handled out of India and the 10 hour time difference.
HCL would really benefit greatly if they would train people on new technologies so that they could fill more roles.
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HCL Is an OK place to work
RF Performance Critical Customer Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILAugust 13, 2016
The best parts of this job were my coworkers and having direct contact with customer on issues. The hardest part of job was being oncall overnight and the schedule changed from week to week.
Pros
Pay and Benefits were good
Cons
Outsourcing of work
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Low Pay, Very little Communication
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Middlebury, CTApril 15, 2016
This company is a contracted IT support Company. Since this Company is based out of India, communication is lacking.
The Time zone difference is also an issue. This company seems disconnected from its employees in the US which makes getting issue solved problematic. End users seem unhappy with the way HCL handles problems.
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Not Good For Advancement
Data Center Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  New JerseyApril 3, 2016
Salary is not competitive with the IT market, they rename job titles so as to keep salary cap down. They expect more work and responsibilities without compensating employees properly. And if you are on certain projects staffing is at a bare minimum requiring staff to cover shifts resulting in long work weeks at times.
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Very Good Organization to work
Consultant (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 7, 2016
Very Good Organization to work .I never face any issues and get right growth except compensation.
Co-workers are very supportive.
Every day is a very busy day -hardly get lean hours .
Managements are very supportive.
Most enjoyable part of the Job - I am decision maker and love this telecom things.
Pros
No
Cons
healthcare
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Decent workplace
Lead Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 8, 2016
Work environment is good. Learned all my skills here after joining as a fresher. Had very good leaders, mentors and colleagues. Management interest is more towards business than employees.
Pros
Good work environment and job security
Cons
salary
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HCL was amazing
IT helpdesk Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCApril 25, 2016
Technologies I learned to use citrix, dameware, Avaya, GAD phone systems. The management and co-workers were amazing to work with and learn from.
Pros
lunch brought in everyday, lots of room for growth
Cons
no benefits for contractors, didnt care about the health of employees
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My first coding with Ruby on Rails and Java
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 10, 2016
Spent more then 2 months with learning ruby on rails and Java basics. Once I had those I had to solve real time issues on the server which helped me to learn more on the issues faced.

Learnt how to use stack overflow and other forums to efficiently post questions and get answers out of it sometimes get feedback on the questions I asked.

Had to develop new features based on the Business Requirement Diagram (BRD). Once those were implemented I had to run unit test cases to make sure I was not affecting the modules developed by other developers.

Branching and rebasing techniques in Git helped us a lot in code management.
Pros
Friendly team
Cons
Short span of time to develop new features.
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Selective domain thrive others stagnate.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  INFebruary 11, 2016
HCL Tech is an IT giant in the Indian IT industry however in reality it is a company that is upholding its name with just a handful for profitable domains in which the company has managed to retain their clients over a long period of time. If a prospective employee is unfortunate enough to be part of the not so successful wings, it is unlikely he'll enjoy any growth and unless a personal effort is made to learn during free time, his learning curve can also not look very good. The management as one can guess in these domains are incompetent and the office environments reeks of dirty politics.
Pros
Easy to get employed into HCL tech. I had one round of HR interview and that was it.
Cons
It's a gamble to join HCL especially as a entry level professional.
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3.8
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