Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 5 December 2014
Updated 5 December 2014
650 Reviews
3.0
650 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
311 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 reviews)

  • Work life balance is excellent as they rarely require you to stay over time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    1 Year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good salary thats all but no career growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. No SDLC follows, no quality in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not upto the mark some even not able to speak english properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Enough onsite opportunities.
    For US-recruited folks not-bad health-benefits.

    Cons

    1. Poor work culture.
    2. Corrupt senior leadership
    3. No honest feedback.
    4. Unfulfilled promises.
    5. GC processing is almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad experience working in Syntel Inc. Too much work too less pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of work. So, learning is good.
    They say there are onsite opportunities. But only to those who are lucky + have worked TOO much.

    Cons

    Project bidding is lesser -> lesser funds -> fewer resources -> TOO much work -> Poor wok-life balance.
    Funds are lesser -> Pay hike is tends to ZERO
    No appreciation for work well done.
    Rotation policy is not doing good for the employee. It's just a tactic to keep them from promotions and pay hike etc for deserving employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human. It takes a lot of efforts to deliver a task on time with superior quality. Appreciate the efforts in terms of promotions, pay hikes etc.
    Do not rely only on freshers. The break even point for them comes at least after 1 year. In the mean time, senior fellow has to complete his own work and educate them as well, which again takes efforts.
    Quote higher bids for the projects so that sufficient and good resources can be assigned to deliver.
    Last, try to retain people. People make company. Not the other way round.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No promises will be kept!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The likelihood of finding a project, if you are OK to work for ANY project, is very high.

    Cons

    1. Highly corrupt leadership; most decisions pertaining to Syntel USA and made in India.
    2. Getting a promotion is hard unless you brown-nose your bosses.
    They have a weird policy of giving 1/2 salary for a full-time employee if the spouse is already employed with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    totally dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    easy interviews and bad projects

    Cons

    full of politics within teams and members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No Process, No ethics and dump management/HR. DO NOT JOIN in USA if you are on H1

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will have life time experience of bad management.
    If you are lucky you will get some good people who is surviving here.

    Cons

    Modern day slavery. Engagement Managers who is working in in Syntel since more than 5-10 years are pathetic.
    If you are on H1B then you may end up US career with Syntel.
    They will force you to relocate frequently, even you are with family.
    However this company is CMMI 5, but there is no process. You should have personal relationship with higher management and HR for anything.
    I will not recommend any company to continue Syntel as vendor because final impact will be on client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    throw out all incapable engagement managers and hire some good manager. But before do so change your HRs sitting on top level who even don`t know how to deal with employees. If you will continue to play with developer and leads company will loose current projects even though sales team will get new one and business will do down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    If you want to experience, what is pathetic work life and dump management ...here it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Nothing.
    - Pros comes from mostly comes from Syntel's customers but not from Syntel

    Cons

    - Manager centric company
    - Senior managers won't consider employee views;
    - Least preference to employee
    - Ratings don't always reflect people's potentials and are largely political/dependent on project manager not on potential
    - Need to forget about work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - They don't listen, its mere waste. There is a lot, if they need to here with in organization itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was the worst experience ever. Never got a project work on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pros for the company

    Cons

    Less salary, less employee satisfaction, not good environment, less perks, hr staff not good, no good empolyee value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strict timing should be followed and empolyee should be treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very specific requirements

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

    Incapable and ill skilled management team.Not good company for long term growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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