Syntel
2.9 of 5 462 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 462 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(220 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Ok Good for freshers bad for experienced personnel

Project Lead (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood growth in intial years. Due to company structure easy to get into good projects if u r smart and lucky. Low financial gain though .

ConsNot a good paymaster. Will screw you for money any chance it gets. Long working hours no work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the way you look at experienced personnel. You are running a sweatshop after a person has paid his dues in the first two to three years

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Lead (Former Employee)
Union, NJ

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

Prosno pros about syntel. need lots improvment

Consnot good in US, has to improve in all areas

Advice to Senior ManagementDo better

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If you are in H1 Visa..Forget it..They wont do GreenCard Sponsorship

Project Lead (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Syntel full-time for less than a year

ProsBest for the starters, as they learn a lot.

ConsNo great benefits, No standard Policies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work but just for initial stage of our career.

Tech Lead (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat place to start your career. quick onsite opportunities for almost every one.

ConsCompany makes it difficult for experienced people to work here for the long term. They don't value their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould learn how to retain their employees- at least the smart ones. They don't seem to be concerned about many good people leaving the Company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Pay , Bad Workplace

Senior Project Leader (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

I have been working at Syntel full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Pay
Depends on you luck to get a good project.

ConsBad Management
Managers never care about employees work life balance
No stream line work.
No professionalism while dealing with clients

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers attitude should change. Bring some process to work done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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New lows in a lack of professionalism

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Syntel

ProsSyntel's sole purpose is to outsource contract IT employees. They gave a good opportunity to work on contract with American Express. Enjoyed the Amex team and all tasks I was assigned to. Reasonable salary, although not really competitive.

ConsOne of the worst HR departments I've ever seen, if not the worst. Horribly incompetent with a lack of any real communication. They failed to deliver first paycheck until 38 days out, and did not handle relocation reimbursement with any measure of promptness. Promised bonuses are not delivered according to schedule. It appears company is slow to payout on all deliverables, as at one point when I was at their office, a utility company was sent to demand payment or shut off electric service that day.

When my project was cut, I was put on the bench and given several weeks of pay while Syntel supposedly looked for a new project. They then let me go without any measure of professionalism or tact, despite the fact that my former contributions to their projects was always exemplary and ahead of schedule.

I feel fortunate that I took the opportunity to look for a new job instead of waiting for them to figure out which end is up. Shortly after they cut my contract and I was grateful I had already started interviewing for any other position and not to be dealing with this mediocre (at best) company.

Advice to Senior ManagementI honestly don't know where to begin. I think the leadership at Syntel could use a major influx of new talent and a new perspective.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dissatisfied. Client driven. No Transperancy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Syntel

ProsPlenty of things to learn

ConsNo management
No work ethics
No respect for employee
No work life balance
Lack of planning

Advice to Senior ManagementBudget and Resource forecasting

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Lead (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at Syntel

ProsNice work environment , pay is average , quick on site opportunities

ConsNo concept of a balance between personal and professional life , top management lacks management skills to say the least , career advancement is painstakingly long

Advice to Senior ManagementCare for the people who work for you !!

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Syntel has got it wrong..

Director ERP (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Syntel

ProsWorks in fits and starts. Suddenly focussed on ERP. Hence it worked for a while.

ConsHuge attrition.
People use it as a breath-catcher in professional life.
Senior management non-existent.
Vision/Investment - unheard of.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest, invest and invest. Sitting on a pile of cash and still counting its moolah at the cost of people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company for freshers.

Project Lead I (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Syntel

ProsIf you are starting your career.
Learn new tool and technologies and get paid.
Hard working ppl in proj delevary side technically shound team.

ConsWorst management ever.
Last week americna express and syntel relationship manager came to houston location and called us all Monkeys and Donkeys, Also he openely admitted that the hardest working ppl wil be screwed in annual reviews twice or thrice and if you still stick with company then you will get a raise. Well this guy is companys motivational SPEAKER !!! God save'em ,Well that did it and I put my resignation the same day.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have managers review by the teams they are maanging -there is brutal abuse of power by intimidation and threats with female employees pls take action .
Please respect all of your employees not just "Managers"
Please dont import that 'JI SAAB' Mentality form India here to west
Manager should manage the Projects/Programs not Boss around showing his power.
Please put qualified ppl in manager level not because they are from india and you are good friend of him.
Dont always ask employees to do everythign for you - give something in return to them .

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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