Test Lead (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – November 21, 2016
HCL has many contracts with various companies across the world which can give you a fair number of job opportunities, but with that comes a requirement to do a lot of unnecessary training and other menial tasks that should be taken care of by HCL's HR team.
HCL can improve this, as I feel many of the policies in place are suited or based on work outside of the US tech industry, but there is a fairly large disconnect between the Seattle/Silicon Valley tech culture and HCL.
Where HCL shines outside of various work places is their benefits package. The health insurance options provided are varied and come at a very limited cost compared to other places I have worked for.
The people that I work with are fun people, but not everyone is fun.
Systems Analyst/ IT Help Desk Technician (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – October 25, 2016
I started here in March of 2015 as a contractor and became a full time employee in September of 2015. I have been here ever since. It's a good starting point for any IT career. You need a base to build upon. There are multiple contracts here and each contract has its own hurdles. Some require more IT work than others and some aren't IT at all. It's a job answering phones all shift. There are 3 shifts making this a 24 hour per day and 7 days per week job.
Specialist EUC (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – July 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.
Able to work with little interference from management
Little chance for salary raises, since worked in on site team
An Indian owned company, mainly dealing with outsourcing Software and IT work to US based Clients..
Senior Technical Lead (Former Employee) – Webster, NY – September 23, 2016
A typical day at work could vary depending upon which Client account you were assigned to. You could be writing code for new features, analyzing and fixing bugs or testing, Daily, you were responsible for logging in your time on a Network application based in India so that clients could be billed. Co-workers were great to work with, both US and Indian Employees. Management seemed to treat employees as irresponsible. For example, software that you needed for your company provided computer could only be downloaded from a company web site, even free open source software. Periodically, you had to run a program that examined the software on your computer. If you did not run the program or it found software that you did not get from the company site, you were locked out from the company web site and could not enter your time or access other services. If you did not enter your time, you did not get paid.
Variety of different work, good benefits, free coffee.
Working from contract to contract and contracts could be cancelled at any time.
Senior Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – Naperville, IL – January 17, 2017
HCL acquired me, and my job, via an outsourcing agreement. They knew the contract would be short-lived but said they wanted to get the employees to get their experience to be able to branch into telecommunications support. However, they didn't really understand the people and skills they were getting and did a poor job of trying to place us elsewhere. They did bend over backwards to match our previous compensation and benefits.
Help Desk Manager (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – January 18, 2017
While the growth opportunity is great. There is a lack of work life balance. Working with HCL you have the ability to create your own career path while HCL ensures the necessary tools are readily available.
Awesomeness! Very good place a as a stepping stone but not the place to park your Career..Medical Benefits are pretty good I would recommend this company who wishes to jump into IT from a different career or field
Service Delivery Manager/Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – January 3, 2017
Good place to work, Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment.
Sr .NET Developer (Current Employee) – New York City – January 11, 2017
Excellent place to work. very supportive people and very good management group.employee benefits also very good. career growth also very good as always more opportunities to explore on different tasks.
Help desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Cary, NC – October 24, 2016
It was an okay job but not the job that I really wanted. It was very high stress and the training was not as good as it could have been. I had to ask questions through out the day on several issues I was not trained on.
Underwriter (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – July 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.
Sr. Analyst/TN Site Lead (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – August 29, 2016
It doesn't matter what you do, they always want more. Praise is few and far between, but they always want you to do more with less. Reviews are not completed on time. Then they promise to back date your pay.