Syntel Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. SSIS, SSRS, SSAS developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Cool management, friendly moving, Good work environment

    Cons

    Visibility issue, Getting appraisal is difficult, Hard to get next project

  2. New Recruits Beware!

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros to speak of.

    Cons

    Poor communication about training, start date, reimbursement. Beware of this company. They are extremely unprofessional and will promise you things and not deliver. You can't get any answers from anyone as to what is going on. They like to keep people especially new recruits in the dark. Also, they like to hire Indians and take advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and stop playing games with new recruits. Treat them with respect and don't make last minute decisions. It's hard to be successful when your company can't communicate expectations. Just really poor management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nothing great

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is good.Some of the managers are good at empowering employees

    Cons

    Promotions are based on how well you know the manager, absolutely no growth opportunities, politics, people getting into PM position with fake work experience. No proper recognition system in place,it totally depends on the manager

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for growth, don't make worthless people managers just because they have contacts. Job rotation is key to pickup new skills

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Treat employees as human beings.

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Very specific requirements

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

  8. Project Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

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

  9. Policies cannot get more illogical than this

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are lucky to get a good manager, then good else god save you

    Cons

    no clear policy for promotion or pay hike
    career doesn't go anywhere after a while..
    only way to grow is towards management
    always short on staffing, too much pressure on few good performers
    No good vision from the leadership
    usually no correlation between performance and promotion
    not much benefit in terms of health care

    Advice to Management

    should take care of employees a little

  10. Meat grinder... but might be right for some

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Antiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Support and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc...

    Encourage employee accountability.

    Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.

  11. ChEATERs for the fullest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none... it doesnt have any to say

    Cons

    worst humans of its kind

    Advice to Management

    Stop using Desi tactics

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