Syntel Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 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
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel full-time for 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
  2.  

    Dont join in USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

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    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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  5.  

    Policies cannot get more illogical than this

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    should take care of employees a little

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Shamless, miser, cheap company

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    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Troy, MI

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal growth - negative
    perks - worst than a begger
    company values - worthless values

    Cons

    This company asked me to pay for 69 extra days of leave mentioning I have utilized more than 65 days which was mine leave, while in my latest three paystubs, the leave was showing 120 days. How they have calculated they only knows. A third graded Indian consultancy firm claiming they are a reputed US company.
    Cheapest of all policies are been kept, not to pay the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bharat Desai, should see the policies for the employees and for the company. Since he is checking the revenue, which is nothing but a profit cut from the employees benefits and reimbursements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Meat grinder... but might be right for some

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    ChEATERs for the fullest

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    none... it doesnt have any to say

    Cons

    worst humans of its kind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using Desi tactics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unethical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Nothing is good about the company.

    Cons

    All..but most of all unethical..

  10.  

    worked as fulltime EmployeeBusiness Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good for Onsite. Dont expect any salary hike in onsite.

    Cons

    Office Politics...
    – Policies are not good. Not much benefits.
    Too much cost cutting.
    Policies are not employee friendly
    Don't expect anything from HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.. Bring New people to delivery

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst Environment and Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I don't see any Pros

    Cons

    If you guys are planning for Green Card, then don't join this company. Because you will never get any experience letter if a format required for GC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If each and every company is ready to give, what's your problem in giving this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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