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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Help Desk Analyst Interview

Help Desk Analyst
London, England

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at HCL Technologies in May 2014.

Interview Details FTC - Service desk
Two stage interview - Telephone and face to face.

Passed both interviews and was offer a job at a media company - only for it to be "postponed" three days later due to a job freeze. then received a call a week later to tell the position is now available.

Interview Question – nothing difficult about the questions asked - tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – If they can mess me about before I even got the job , what chance do I have after?!

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Transformation/Change Management Consultant (Graduate) Interview

Transformation/Change Management Consultant (Graduate)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies.

Interview Details Graduate position - Change Management Consultant. Interview process very simple, telephone interview followed by an assessment centre. Telephone interview pretty standard, just going through CV and was asked questions like why HCL, and why consulting, why this position etc.

Assessment centre was a case study given on the spot followed by an interview. The case study was based around a company who had bought an IT implementation from HCL but have not purchased any business consulting, so you have to sell Change Management as a service HCL can offer to the programme director.

This involved doing a 5-10 minute presentation and a written exercise (which was an e-mail summarising your presentation to the programme director). You have 30 minutes to prepare for both. There are 3 main areas to cover: What is change management, What services can HCL offer and how can you get good Value from implementing Change Management.

Interview Question – What specific areas of change management interest you and what area would you like to go into; go into detail.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant

Interviewed at HCL Technologies

Interview Details On campus interview

Interview Question – Mostly project related questions   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
London, England

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at HCL Technologies in June 2012.

Interview Details Terrible.

First interview was a telephone interview with HCL. A certain Watford based recruitment manager, Mr SS, also made a long list of false promises.

Second interview was at the customers site - then an offer was made the same day. All of the terms we had verbally agreed were changed within being onsite for 6 months - the contract only said it's all at managers discretion, so couldn't go further forward with it.

Again - lots of false hope and promises of bonuses, sick pay and holiday that was taken away. All seems to be the same problem with the same recruiting manager.

Interview Question – How have you failed to deliver a customers expectation?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Terrible negotiation phase - agreed to everything I asked for, but later removed it. Contracts are generic with statutory minimums and state "Any enhancement or uplift is at managers discretion"

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HCL Technologies.

Interview Details took place over 2 Interviews:

Interview 1: Telephone interview
Quite technical, I nailed it as the questions were fairly standard.
"How would you configure an SAN disk in vxvm?" , questions around Solaris Virtualisaiton, etc..
When I tried to ask questions about the role, the interviewer didn't seem very ready to elaborate on answers he gave. He gave me the impression he either wasn't happy working for the firm or could have been that he wasn't accustomed to interviewing.

interview 2: face to face
This was more of a competency interview with a technical manager. Questions were nothing taxing.
"tell me about yourself"
"tell me about an event where you had set a customer expectation but then could not deliver?"
"what do you understand about ITIL?"
During the interview the manager would occasionally take phone calls on his blackberry mobile, and on one occasion checked his email. I thought it was a bit rude.

They offered me the job a few days later.

2 days after the job offer they then called me to say that there had been a mistake on the amount specified in the salary and that the role was paying £5K less.
I wasn't prepared to budge on the Salary reduction so they agreed to the original amount, on the basis that I would get no bonuses.

I accepted the terms.

A few days later, the recruitment manger at HCL called me and asked if I would be prepared to accept the role as 1 year contract with the option to go permanent afterwards.

I wasn't prepared to take the 1 year contract, so after a day or so he back tracked to the original offer.

A few days afterwards, the same Recruitment manager called me again asking if I would be prepared to relocate to Manchester or Leeds for the role. This was now becoming silly, every couple of days they seemed to want to change terms. I explained that I was not looking to move to the North of England as my life and commitments were in the south.

At this point I should have walked away from this.. but foolishly I carried on giving them the benefit of the doubt.*

I eventually (2 and a half weeks after the original offer had been made) received the offer letter and employment contract, which I signed and sent back upon 2 days of receipt.
I then resigned from the job I had at the time.

The morning after I'd resigned from my job and posted the documents to HCL, I received a VM message from the HCL recruitment manager informing me that they were revoking the job offer because they had found someone else who was prepared to relocate.

This was utterly devastating! I felt completely messed about.

Luckily for me, the employer I had resigned from was prepared to give me my job back.

HCL then had the audacity to call me a week later to tell me they were looking for a different role to fit me in their organisation. I obviously told him where he could stick his job!

Beware of this company, especially if dealing with a certain Watford-based HCL Recruitment Manager. You know who you are Mr SS.

Interview Question – None - it was fairly simple process. See detail above.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was diabolical. They found them highly unprofessional.
I've had better experiences haggling with a market trader.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL Technologies in June 2014.

Interview Details First round was general aptitude through AMCAT with quantitative,logical,reasoning and technical questions.
Secind round was supposed to be GD but due to poor turn out candidate they removed GD and we were taken to different panels for tech interviews.Tech round they asked more about projects and DBMS.A query to solve too!
Finally HR round.This was tougher than tech round to be honest :D Some difficult were asked.

Interview Question – How will you manage people with different attitudes?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Executive Finance Interview

Senior Executive Finance
Chennai (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at HCL Technologies in July 2014.

Interview Details Nice interview question and comfortable environment. 2 rounds of finance interview. Just went thru the process handled and resume itself. HR not capable of solve the purpose. HR communication is just one way. If you contact them they will ask "WHO ARE YOU?" they dont have a track of scheduled interview either.

Interview Question – The ask a open case study question, and expect to answer in the same way they think.   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Support Executive Interview

Technical Support Executive
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through another source and the process took a day - interviewed at HCL Technologies in April 2010.

Interview Details I was called to HCL hyderabad location office, Then first round , in which there was a Voice & Accent round.
Got Selected.
Then the technical round happened. Got Selected.
And the by 04:00 PM IST, got offer to Join.
Overall good and average speed process.

Interview Question – What did you do for 8 months after education?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Relocation Allowance.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Test Engineer Interview

Test Engineer
Tirunelveli (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at HCL Technologies.

Interview Details Just direct interview , as im from govt college of engineering. Its a campus interview and all the students were asked to take direct interview.
i got a HR interview while few of my friends got technical interview

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   View Answer

Negotiation Details – i wa a fresher and so i just accepted the offer

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Technical Support(Voice Process) Interview

Technical Support(Voice Process)
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HCL Technologies in July 2014.

Interview Details Round 1: JAM Session general topics like about ur city,tell me the story of last movie
Round 2: Face to Face Interview l
Round 3: HR interview basically discussed about package,accomdation,notice period,job descriptiion

Interview Question – what would you do if you were a RAT?   Answer Question

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