If you think HCL is awful, you should learn about Leidos' newest subsidiary: !901 Group of Blacksburg. So apparently awful choices are part of the Leidos management culture.
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Leidos has since cancelled their contract with HCL America because their service and support was abysmal. I recommend no one ever use HCL America.
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Interesting. I was just contacted yesterday by a woman from KTek Resourcing, about a job with Leidos in Cary, NC. She said it was a permanent position. Of course, "permanent" doesn't mean what it used to.
Don't do it. Apollo group did the same May of 2014 and now Apollo is trying to buy out the contract with HCL. HCL is a 3rd country company that have no idea how to run a business in the United States. We have heard from employee's with HCL that they are almost unable to receive there expenses or reviews / raises. HCL just keeps letting them know "its in the works" and nothing happens. Stay away from this company, pay a little more for an American organization and you will certainly be rewarding with better support which should overall lower IT costs.
Leidos is joining Disney in outsourcing their IT staff to HCL. It was recently announced that Leidos (US defense contractor formerly known as SAIC) would be outsourcing the majority of the IT staff to HCL.
Leidos has notified about 135 employees that they have entered into an agreement with HCL and would be outsourcing their IT staff effective December 1, 2015. A handful of key employees necessary for a smooth transition were retained and rebadged as HCL employees keeping their same pay and location, with the rest being offered the chance to interview for the positions that would be moved from Florida and other locations to Cary, NC.
In addition to moving the positions to Cary, NC the newly created positions would be filled by less skilled employees paid at market rate which was estimated to be anywhere from a 20-40% reduction. The contract with Leidos is for 5 years with provisions for several extensions. Language in the contract states that rebadged employees are to be kept for a minimum of 24 months after which they will presumably be gently pushed out the door and replaced with cheaper replacements.
Even though HCL is an Indian company, they have created a subsidiary HCL America which Leidos is using to maintain some type of compliance with ITAR and other regulations required to operate in the defense and health sectors.