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Lots of options, but too much micro management
Test Lead (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WANovember 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.
Pros
Good benefits, lots of job fields and locations
Cons
Excessive training and micromanagement.
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The people that I work with are fun people, but not everyone is fun.
Systems Analyst/ IT Help Desk Technician (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCOctober 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.
Pros
Good people, benefits and interesting
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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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An Indian owned company, mainly dealing with outsourcing Software and IT work to US based Clients..
Senior Technical Lead (Former Employee) –  Webster, NYSeptember 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.
Pros
Variety of different work, good benefits, free coffee.
Cons
Working from contract to contract and contracts could be cancelled at any time.
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They didn't know what they were getting
Senior Technical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILJanuary 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.
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Growth Oppurtunity is great with company
Help Desk Manager (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJanuary 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.
Pros
Free Lunches, Flexiable shifts
Cons
Compensation, Extremely long hours
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Awesome!
Agile Coach (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCNovember 14, 2016
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
Pros
Awesomeness! move up the latter
Cons
Management Structure
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Good place to work
Service Delivery Manager/Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJanuary 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.
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Great Place, great people good company
Sr .NET Developer (Current Employee) –  New York CityJanuary 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.
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Busy place to work
Associate General Manager (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJanuary 18, 2017
Enjoyed working here.
Have been pushed to handle many challenges at work.
Management is good.
Co workers are nice.
Getting good raise in every appraisal
Handling different projects.
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Not the best job I have ever had.
Help desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCOctober 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.
Pros
The benefits were pretty good
Cons
Short breaks, low pay and high stress.
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Fair wages, great benefits
Software Test Lead Subcontractor (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYNovember 14, 2016
Benefits include great healthcare, bench time when not on contract. Try hard to find contract positions for employees.
Pros
great healthcare, bench time when not on contract.
Cons
Limited vacation for new employees
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hcl
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  BangloreOctober 17, 2016
Overall a very good company...great job security, excellent flexibility, but everyone works hard. Compensation and advancement not great, esp in corporate functions,
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HCL value your talent
Lead Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 16, 2017
HCL is a very good place to work. This is my first company and I have completed my 7 years here now. HCL gives you a great environment to work. HCL value your talent.
Pros
Job stability
Cons
Less salary increment
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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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Fun place to work
Help desk specialist (Current Employee) –  Jackson, MISeptember 7, 2016
The atmosphere is laid back.
The compensation is good.
Benefits are competitive
Overall a good place to work with more opportunities if you willing to travel.
Pros
laid back enviornment
Cons
Project can be short lived
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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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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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Learning, Enjoying and Culture
Electrical Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLSeptember 18, 2016
Great opportunities provided for me to work at customer place. Good Culture and Learning opportunities. Good benifits and Enjoyed working.
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Always Want More
Sr. Analyst/TN Site Lead (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 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.
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