HCL Technologies

  • 3.7 based on 8.6K Reviews
  • 3.7
  • Noida
  • 14 Years Old
  • 10000++ Employees

Overall Rating

3.7

All Reviews

8633

Positive Reviews

93%

Anonymous - Analyst

Former Employee

4.0

Pros
Working with hcl will be best when u r a fresher... U will get to learn everything here How to manage things,How to handle pressure, and if u will get a good Team lead.. u are lucky enough to grow there Best thing I love about hcl is there free transportation service for girls
Cons
1. Worst HR - the worst person ever recruited by hcl where I worked... I shouldn't have said this but what's the duty of an HR towards an employee- resolve employee's problem,to sought out things instead of helping me out with what I was suffering ... When I cried in front of him by explaining my problem his words were - " ye Rona dhona mere saamne mat karo" your Team lead said GET OUT OF THE FLOOR in front of everyone without even caring about the thing that he is talking to a girl .. still Hr's word were this 2. Worst Appraisal - come on this is the thing u cannot ask from HCL salary was already so low.. afterwards if u got good points during ur appraisal, salary increment will be of equal amount whether u worked better then the person who rarely completes his task 3.NO Growth - If u are working in a particular department... Though u are good in some other department and u wanted to move your team lead, your manager, won't approve that easily and in case they do that... Other department heads will not even arrange an interview for u... So for example if u are a technical graduate working in Bserv domain of hcl u cannot dream of getting in to ur field.. bczz there heads do not think u r even worthy of giving interview for that What do u want while working with an organization to grow, to earn better and with healthy environment... All 3 things doesn't exist here

Anonymous - Assistant Manager

Current Employee

4.0

I was advised that I will have to work on Vendor Management, Billing and reporting as well. However once I joined I was given only reporting which can be summarised as Copy Raw file, Paste it in excel, Refresh Pivots and send mails to specific users.

Pros
They have internal health care free for all employees, so that they can track disease at the very beginning and then cure it.
Cons
At the time of interview, my interviewer mentioned different tasks that I need to perform however after joining they have given me Data entry work which can be automated however they are not willing to accept change and wanted to continue it in old fashion. You will find tobacco spitted in all the washrooms except in the Tower and floor where leaders sit. Basically Zero hygiene. There is no tranperancy in system, people who do buttering are the ones who are rewarded well in appraisal and given different awards. Infact I asked my manager "Do we also get opportunity to travel for work" and he answered "Why will I take someone who is new in system with me, I will rather take old resource just for travel and then work will be handed over to new resource". They force you to Work from home only when they want it otherwise it doesn't matter even if you have extreme emergency, you are forced to come to office. You also cannot take leave as they won't create a backup for u or let you create SOP. I would suggest not to join reporting team.

Anonymous - Customer Service Representative

Former Employee

4.0

My work is little bit challenging only,i worked in a healthcare non voice process,TAT is very important in my work if i miss the tat overall team tat gets lower,and maintaining quality also very important.

Pros
First up all there is a complete job security for all hcl employees,training also very good,very good infrastructure and work environment.
Cons
Appraisal is very low minimum amount of 1000 rs also they can't give ,i think it is based on the project. The most i disliked in hcl is travel facility so much of partiality in that, In BPO They provide two way free cab for only lady employees kms also recently extended from 35 to 50,but for men employees only 35 km radius after exceeding one km also they are strictly talking about the rules but men employees having a cab deduction of 2000 rs monthly, it comes near to 15% of salary deduction for transport itself,in bpo salary is already low my suggestion is you can give free cab to lady employees but the same time 1000 rs cab deduction for men employees will be considered good in my point of view. Thank you.

Anonymous - Bid Manager

Current Employee

4.0

Daily grinding, no demarcation of work, manager doesn't like me because I'm more talented than him

Pros
Noida HQ Garden
Cons
This is the worst company I have seen in my career. Extremely heavy on politics with oldies hiring other oldies. New talented people are leaving the company in bulk. DO NOT JOIN THIS COMPANY in Mode 2 at Noida HQ - there is NO process and lots of politics is happening. I repeat do NOT join this company. When you join in small deals presales in Mode 2, they will first make you look stupid in front of a large audience because they themselves don't know what to do. There are many oldies and young ones who stay - talk behind your back. There is NO trust in the team and managers lie to prop up their favorites. Senior management is oblivious and desperate, because they are part of the problem; but see people as disposable. Do not waste your time here, it's a useless company. They make you work on holidays and weekends. And moreover if you have a personal work for even few minutes - they put an escalation with lies that you did not do your work. Do not waste your talent here and do not join. No matter how much you work, the oldies collude with each other to STOP your growth. STAY AWAY from HCL - It's toxic like the acid HCl.

Anonymous - Test Analyst

Former Employee

4.0

Overall had a great work experience

Pros
HCL Tech is one of the MNC company and my experience with HCL was Excellent and full of learnings .Mine was a Australia client , hence I got a VISA and travelled to Sydney and got an opportunity to work with client for Common wealth Bank of Australia.Great supportive, knowledgeable persons . Through my hard work got few appreciation ,communication was way better for working , good and supportive team mates , learning new technologies and its uses in day to day life . Had a wonderful journey meeting various techies , understanding requirements, working and delivering products on time .
Cons
As I was on site , salary hike and compensation was void for me according to the work pressure I get daily.

Anonymous - Sr. Software Engineer

Former Employee

4.0

Pros
A decent company. I feel time to time your view about any company will change. In my case same is with HCL. When I was working there, I felt I am lost in the crowd. People were good however opportunities were less. They hired me for development but put me in support. When I say support I meant basically zero learning opportunities. Average technical skills team members. Trainings were provided on non technical topics eg. Quality, ITIL, communication etc. However I longer run I feel those trainings were important. About the job security, honestly I never felt anything bugged me for job security and I would say for average performer also HCL is a safe work place. HR had too much power there. Career growth - HCL is a big company and has multiple projects, so for correct person and if approach is correct , career growth should not be a problem. My experience on salary and hike was bad so won't say its good. Yes and full with politics ... Too much favour to local guys. Work life balance was there.
Cons
Pay wasn't good. Hike wasn't good. Pay structure was not good. I didn't enjoy .. daily same type of work. No innovative work. They are too much into support and service type of work so don't expect you will be asked to do R&D. For general shift huge buses were provided and you will have to reach to them if you don't fall under predefined route. For food we had to pay. Tea and coffee were free.

Anonymous - Senior Business Development Manager

Current Employee

4.0

Very hectic and even working in holidys and vacation time for late night hrs. Mangers ghardly recognise the efforts.

Pros
Regular shift cabs always starts at right time without even a single minute delay for whole year. Monthly salary always gets credited well by 30/31st. Finence service are good. Some of the admin depts are good. Transport facility is also good.
Cons
One of the worst Indian IT company in regrads to the yearly appisal system. RMs/ 2nd level reviewers are a helpless lot. Senior management does it at their whims with unrealistic recognisations to appease corporate. Sycophents and gangs has lot of scope to get undue credits. HR folks are absolutly useless and the worst lot in industry. Yearly PB is flatly deducted for 70% apprisees population up to 60-100% and hopelessly the 20% of CTC constitute one’s PB. Corporate is honking and always keep on pressing the management to cut the costs and in last 4yrs the environment has became very demoralising and sad place at work thruout the company. Other Admin and support departments are worst in industry like govt crrupt clerks. Freshers are offered megerly 1.8-2.20 L. To add to worst yearly increments are avarage (for 60% population) 0 to 1% or max 3-4% for rest. Will recomond not to join at this time.

Anonymous - Technical Leader

Former Employee

4.0

I had worked on three projects. The first one was related with camera Ui for a Japanese client. I was incharge of processing info from client and distributing work and in the end making sure the code is of reasonable quality.

Pros
some of the people in HR were nice people.
Cons
HCL has little knowhow of software development and tools involved. since the culture is client loaded and with àttrition and no common knowledge base(as a bulwark against attrition), repeated knowledge transfer from the client was/is common. people are apprehensive to take the blame lest client raises a concern. so after a while, we were not allowed to know about the library on which we had to work. The tools were also inadequate. We had written c++ code in notepad because we were not allowed to install even free IDE. The network speed can hardly bypass 3G on a phone on a good day. I assume, they are throttling and analysing. Which is good but to have a umbrella level policy is demoralizing and puts in question the culture, HCL is embracing. Well non work related are also significant but had good software practices been followed, this would have been trivial. They over-optimised the process to the point that basic hyegine and wellbeing becomes questionable. No toilet paper in restrooms. I can't imagine shaking hands with one of the HCL fellows. No coffee etc. no coffee machine etc.

Anonymous - Senior Analyst

Current Employee

4.0

Pros
Working with HCL is a good experience so far. Once onboarded to project, they provide 1 month training on communication and process.Training staff is supportive, Third party payroll employee has to perform well else chances to get off boarded.Post clearing the training, the actual work starts. Job is secure for Full Time employees and for Third Party, depends on performance, there are chances of getting onto HCL payroll. Work Enviorment is nice. They may change our projects depend on requirement.Good place to learn and grow. Pay is less as compared to other MNCs.
Cons
Employees being placed on bench for a month or 2 once recruited. Project may change at any time. Annual leaves are less.No sick leaves. Onboarding team do not respond to queries. salary is very less. People are egoistic and sometimes being rude. Very rare team outings. Hr interaction is very less.

Anonymous - Senior Software Engineer

Current Employee

4.0

Handle application, manage centralised database

Pros
The company is open to innovative and really adopt latest technology. I love the fact that I am part of a team that has a global client base. Your work experience will be more great when you work with people that comes from different locations. Everything in this organization is good. I can give 10 on 10 for job satisfaction, work culture, transparency, work ethics, work environment, job safety and other things that may be forget to mention.
Cons
Employee work for money this is a universal truth, if their salary is enough to maintain life balance then they will be more concentrated towards their work. Only cons in this organization is their appraisal, we can't forecast for the amount of appraisal and from when it is going to applicable. Only this drawback sometime change the mind of their employees to quit their job