Syntel
2.9 of 5 524 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
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2.9 524 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(254 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Policies cannot get more illogical than this

    Business Development Manager/Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    Consno 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 Senior Managementshould take care of employees a little

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meat grinder... but might be right for some

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Opportunity to travel.

    ConsAntiquated 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 Senior ManagementSupport 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ChEATERs for the fullest

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    Prosnone... it doesnt have any to say

    Consworst humans of its kind

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using Desi tactics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There is no turn around for promotion

    QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsEnvironment is good.Carrier oppturnity is good

    ConsThere is no turn around for promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so good

    Senior Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsEnjoyed some of the co-workers that I have worked with.

    ConsAdditional layer of bureaucracy, ridiculous amount of email to sift thru and 'busy work' that only serves to detract from the 'real' job you've been hired to do at client company. Terrible benefits. Revolving door of managers. Expectation to write several technical 'white papers' and publish in Syntel technical forum apart from regular work. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Publishing details of client systems, in a Syntel technical public forum?
      If I had known what I know now, I would asked some pointed questions (e.g.: Do you have any existing agreements with the client customer that are not included and disclosed in the terms of my contract?)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLevel with your employees, with respect to any 'hidden' agreements that you have with client customer that would prevent them from EVER being hired as a fulltime employee of that company. Apart from lengthy 2 year non-compete, you should disclose that information (the existence of a contract between Syntel and client company, with additional terms). Not only do I feel this is unethical, I think it is likely illegal. You cannot impose a rule that specifies that an employee cannot be hired 'for years' by the client, or basically 'ever' (as was explained to me and my co-workers, when we inquired about the fulltime positions that opened up at Daimler). Encourage anyone who applies to Syntel to ask pointed question. 'Do you have any agreements with the client that would prevent me from working for them directly, apart from what is specified in my contract, at some point in time? May I have this information in writing, please?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDid not find any pros as such.

    ConsNo work life balance
    Poor management
    Bad projects

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Surprise!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSyntel gives opputunity after someone is at bench for a long time or several times.

    ConsRacism,have to work like donkey ,don't expect good from managment moneywise.
    It's a myth that this company sends employees on-site provided your proximity to Manager,HR only supports Managment not employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEqual oppurtunity to given to everyone and Account Managers, Mangers to STOP making false promises to your employees.
    Due to some ACCOUNT MANAGER I will leave this company,policies are good but these people don't want to implement it as their margin will be low.
    They want for themselves not for others,which in turn has already affecting syntel profitwise .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst management

    Project Lead (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsNothing, None, Zero, Nil, Null

    Cons1. Horrible offshore team, 4 fresher’s & 1 experienced guy.
    2. They don’t keep up the promise on GC processing, Syntel never ever going to do GC processing for their employees
    3. Director’s & Account managers are dumb, they don’t have any clue on client’s business.
    4. If you work hard and deliver the project then management doesn’t have time to appreciate your work, but when if there are any little delay’s on project then they will escalate it to higher level & keep lot of pressure on employees
    5. No professionalism while dealing with clients, still got struck in Indian vegetable bargaining business.
    6. Less pay with minimal benefits, a janitor can earn more than a project lead. Less than 2% hike, even if you work your ass off nights & weekends around the year

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive some respect to employees & their families

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Absurd and unethical in work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNothing special. Just another IT services company.

    ConsLots of politics to get a hike, role change. Favoritism to get promotions at every level. Keep on changing their goal of becoming Billion dollar company extending the date. The most pathetic Internal systems ever I have used as an IT profession having 5+ application to do the work with different login ids. Do work for 24x7 no rewards. If you coming from a big MNC my advise just avoid this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some professionalism in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people terrible middle management and very controlling policies

    Engagement Director (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are good to work with, but the company consistently has problems with delivery. This is a good place to work if you enjoy being micromanaged.

    Conswhere do you want me to start? The company has so many problems they cannot be articulated in a short paragraph. Central problem is the company has little bench strength, broken internal systems and very slow expense reimbursement.

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo broken to fix and a chairman of the board/founder that doesn't care. If you enjoy working for a miser than this is the place for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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