Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
652 Reviews
3.0
652 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
313 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst holding H1B visa

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

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

    Pros

    A good company to gain initial experience in variety of areas.
    Very less end to end development project but lot of staff augmentation projects which give immense opportunity for a business analyst profile.
    Lot of onsite opportunities

    Cons

    After few years of experience you outgrow and become over mature to organization policies and culture. Seems that the organization and people do not evolve with time.
    Growth is very difficult for a business analyst unless career is oriented towards moving to delivery/project management.
    Taking advantage of people who travel on H1B visa by giving them less salary, less benefits as compared to their US peers. That is why they have a high attrition rate. They had a bond of Rs. 250000 for any employee who travels to the US but now it has been increased to Rs. 500000. People holding H1B and joining Syntel beware.
    Anyone can become anything in Syntel. Even a person who does not have enough business knowledge, business sense and cannot speak proper english can get promoted and get in to management level role
    Policies are not employee friendly and still very less people raise their voice
    Lack of professional culture
    Appraisal system is a joke as ratings get normalized if you are not in the good books of the manager. Even if there is a good rating there is no salary increase for onsite people
    Benefits are a joke for people travelling onsite from India. Even though employees pay for the premium coverage is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing bond amount without improving policies will only cause weak people to travel. If a strong candidate travels to the US, he will move out despite of the bond amount
    Improve the appraisal system by implementing 360 degree appraisal for anyone who is involved in a managerial role
    If you focus too much on the operating margins then forget about the topline growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Syntel shows its brand as high, but don't treat employees equally.

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

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

    Pros

    If you have H1, they put you onsite immediately.

    Cons

    Don't consider your knowledge and experience. Just focus on billing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should devote time and efforts to plan and execute some good work on the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    syntel review

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

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

    Pros

    They have processes defined for everything but they bend the processes for themselves or the closed ones.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly
    They bend the processes for few indiciduals as per the convenience.
    Leadership team lacks skills big time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly improve your skills to have a better work force and work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good work environment with less salary and bad benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, management will not put extra pressure on employees.

    Cons

    The Salary hike will be very very minimal even if we get very good rating in the appraisal. Salary will be always paid less.
    Benefits, especially medica is very horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to revise the salary of the employee at least once in a year if the person is doing good; other than the salary you give every other prices are increasing. Please try to provide a better insurance to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ok to work

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

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

    Pros

    full time employee
    work from home

    Cons

    less paid
    no motivation to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Disappointed

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

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Analyst Programer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good for freshers. Good onsite oppurtunities in some projects.
    Senior do listen to employee complains.

    Cons

    Very bad apprisal system. Lot of favouritism.
    The HR system looks gr8 on paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve the apprisal process and need to address the employee concerns more often.

  9.  

    Not good from employee benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Relocation amount is somewhat ok

    Cons

    Poor Health Benefits
    Relocation Policy is Bad
    No proper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't keep high expectations

    • 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

    Company will offer good package while joining, good joining bonus and moving costs.
    Good company to start with, you will get good exposure. There are few long term projects if you get lucky you may get to stay at one location.

    Cons

    May not keep all promises given during joining, get everything in writing.
    Lack of professionalism, main operations are at offshore so you will see some delays in process.
    100% Moving expenses for offshore resources is not covered. This is ridiculous policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not interfering but do not care also

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can work for their clients directly without being bothered.
    Nothing really stands out.

    Cons

    They dont apply for your green card even though they commit. Net net they dont care for their employee's needs.
    Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship.
    They dont increase the package annually. No sick leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to change medical insurance policy and need to start doing green card for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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