HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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3.7
74%
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HCL Technologies President and CEO C. Vijayakumar
C. Vijayakumar
5,585 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and best people to guide you throughout your program at the company(in 1547 reviews)

  • "Good company for IT infrastructure service(in 1003 reviews)

Cons
  • "salary hike is very slow in process(in 826 reviews)

  • "very less salary compared to market(in 535 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Integration Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -By far the best work life balance -Policies are good. -Growth is there in good projects -Onsite oppurtunities -Peaceful life

    Cons

    -Salary hike is least. -No more

  2. "Nice Company"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is good goog good

    Cons

    No cons cons cons cons

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Join if only you want a comfort life not technology."

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros are below: 1) Salary credited on time. 2) Less work or No work. 3) Covid leaves 4) No sacking as this is like a government office.

    Cons

    1) If you leave within a year, they will recover all the bonus they paid you which was included in your CTC. Not any external bonus. So who ever has doubts about AMBP in hcl should take a notice that it is totally recoverable. They are taking my 200000 as i am moving out at 11 months. 2) Technical work is very less. They hired me for L3 jobs and gave me L0/L1 job. We just have to follow on emails and inform client team. Most people got comfortable in this but there is no future. 3) They will ask you to come to office weekly twice. Although every MNC is doing work from home, HCL is forcing people to come to office weekly twice. They don't care about your conditions. For them there is no corona. 4) There is no shift allowance. I am doing 24*7 which was unexpected. Monthly i am doing 15 days night shift but they are not giving a single Penny for allowance. It was not there before the pandemic too. Shifts are not clear. You can have to work on 3 different shifts in a week. Discuss all these with your HR before joining. 5) There is no compromise on Notice period. 90 days notice period for hcl which is the reason no body will hire you and you have to stay here.

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  4. "Good company with very bad work culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge projects are in hand. Can learn and scale up skills across all the technologies. Lay off is less compared to the other companies.

    Cons

    No proper work life balance(only some projects and in my case it’s yes) Expecting us to extend hours every day to deliver the deliverables on time even if you do good amount of work.

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  5. "Poor appraisal process which doesn't align to the annual performance feedback"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Noida
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good computer institute where people pay to learn. I have seen people who've joined, were from financially-rickety family background. Used to join as freshers due to a want for job and HCL would offer them job but, that would happen with a cost (of about 1.25 lacs - 2.5 lacs). So these people pay it through a personal loan availed. So "good computer institute". Employees who used to report to me have advised that they'd never join the company back again.

    Cons

    You may get a good rating like an EP (Exceptional Performer) or DP (Distinguished Performer), year after year with no good compensation hike. "Designation-change" never happens timely, though the workload and responsibilities increase through a virtual promotions on email (not on paper or records actually).

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  6. "Recommed to join"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP LEAD CONSULTANT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Top notch company and management.

    Cons

    You need to follow up for better opportunity.

  7. "Employee Review"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    HCL provides good employee support/employee friendly environment flexible working hours, onsite opportunities, multi cultural environment, complete health and term insurances

    Cons

    HCL pays less salary compared to industry standard and feel they dont have very good practices in appraisal

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Very bad and weird culture"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HR- Recruiter in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can't find any good thing

    Cons

    1. Till the candidates' interviews are happening, the recruiters will be very nice and courteous, but as soon as the candidates get selected the recruiters show their true colours. 2. The recruiters do not receive any call by the candidate, no matter how important the candidate' s query is. They give only one excuse for this: we were in a meeting. They will call at their own mood and will sound very uninterested. 3. The recruiter doesn't give any information on the office address, reporting time, documents to carry, on the date of joining. When the candidate asks, the recruiter talks in an uninterested way. 4. If the candidate has to join tomorrow and he is calling the recruiter one day before to confirm, one recruiter does not answer and the other recruiter has switched-off her phone.

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  9. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good not bad its good

    Cons

    Not bad can join go ahead

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work in city

    Cons

    Nothing to say as cons

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