Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
619 Reviews
3.0
619 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 85 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 21 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
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    • 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.  

    totally dissatisfied

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  7.  

    Very specific requirements

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    • 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
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Discriminating managers and treat you like a cash cow.

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can really think of

    Cons

    Desi Mangers. They suck the last drop of your energy and hectic work culture
    Poor Onsite offshore model. Expected to work beyond 10 hours a day
    No shares or bonus.
    No GC processing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dont join in USA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will get your salary delayed by 10 days but you will get it.

    Cons

    US hires are treated bad by all staff as they earn more money. Very bad health insurance. Too much politics, people go to an extent to sabotaging projects to prove they are valuable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the resources who deliver, try to reduce politics. Try to eliminate Syntel Inc and LTD differentiation of employees. Inc Employees are treated as second class citizen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    good salary. Everything is good until you are on a project.Insurance plan for US hires is good for bachelors..not for family

    Cons

    Less projects.Once you are out of project..they will force you to join any project even not matching with your profile. They will simply terminate you if you spend more than two weeks on bench.H1B will be screwed up and you have to go back to India.No concept of employing US hires to india.HR just lie at time of recruitment.They never want to co-operate with you to get a new project or at least hold your H1B until you find a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminating in US can ruin someone's whole US career.Please be respectful to the employees who leave big companies in USA and join you.Your HRs simply lie at time of recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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