This office was permanently closed last month. 110 people in that office, 50 were Cummins personnel, the remaining were all Suppliers or Contractors. The firing has begun. Cummins is both reducing employee headcount, and replacing outsourcing service provider. HCL was the major in-house outsourcing service provider for nearly 20 years, and they’re being stripped of Suppliers and Contractors in favor Infosys and a variety of 3rd party service providers. Cummins employees are being shown the door, and HCL services right behind. The Cummins Way!
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2 years ago, Cummins implemented a Global Enterprise Project: “Service Now” was the platform on horizon. Cummins opened this project to competitive bidding. HCL had been in-house for nearly 20 years and was the likely favorite to implement this project. At that time, Infosys held a small footprint within Cummins, but won the project. Cummins was fed-up with HCL incompetence, and didn’t trust them to execute the project successfully; therefore, opened it up to competition. Infosys successfully deployed Service Now into the Global Enterprise, and has since landed in the front seat of Cummins. As a result, Cummins has leaned heavily on Infosys for talent. HCL was pushed into the backseat, and has since been on the way out the door.
Now I can figure out why they are replacing HCL and Hiring Manager you kinda explained it. I bet that cummins was wanting more and more qualified outsourcing employees but HCL was still on the their old format of padding the salary by 30% and still wasn't getting enough qualified who where willing to work for the low pay that HCL was offering. As you said Cummins was paying HCL $85,000 for an employee thinking they were getting 85,000 dollars of experience but only getting $45,000 dollars and not getting enough. So Infosys probably gave them a better deal and wasn't doing this and so they said see ya.
I've said for months that this virus made it where Cummins can see one how much money they saved from not having those buildings fully occupied and two how much work was truly being done by using remote and also if they needed all those employees. What many of these employees aren't seeing is that it would be easy for Cummins to get employees from all over the US or hemisphere even the world by having Infosys recruit and the same work being done by an employee at their Columbus home (at the same pay) could be done in another state or canada or overseas for lower.
I truly don't think there is going to be an ultimatum of everyone who is working home to go back to the office. I think what was in the paper in Columbus in the last few days about trying to get people back into those downtown buildings by asking and getting volunteers etc. etc. is BS. I think it's for show to give columbus the impression that it's just a matter of time before massive amounts of people are back in those offices. They already see how much money they can save and will save by remote working to other places with cheaper pay and not having to pay benefits unless infosys pays for them.
Remember it is said that 8,000 people work in and around columbus for Cummins, the last thing they want is to go to fast at cutting those office jobs and outsourcing them at one time. But if they can kinda connect it to what has happened during the virus and say it's only certain jobs then they are "protected".
Get ready to get major fu---d.
HCL should’ve been gone years ago! They take 30% or more off of the Cummins offer to a candidate.
I had 2 openings on my team, and market value was $85,000 for each role. HCL was offering candidates $45,000 for each role. They struggled to find any talent at the salary. HCL finally brought in 2 new hires at reduced salary that were totally lost. It was a headache for not only myself, the rest of my team, but also pushing back on HCL for qualified candidates. This scenario unfolded with several other hiring managers for several years.
I’ve received several emails and phone calls since June 2020 for Software Asset Management roles at the Data Center. Received another email last week from a 3rd party IT Recruiter stating again that the role is 100% remote, and he was also reaching out to candidates in Canada.
Same at the COB, The Commons and Sears buildings. Downtown Columbus is a ghost town.