Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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2.9 531 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term(in 66 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship(in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times(in 10 reviews)

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    Worse culture ever

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsSalary is at par with others

    ConsHorrible work culture.
    Command and control type of bosses
    the work is a mess. no one has any idea of what is to be done.
    all issues are resolved by fighting.
    Loudest voice wins argument and work will proceed accordingly

    Advice to Senior Managementshow some basic human consideration to your employees.

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

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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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    Worst Company Ever

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsOnly good for freshers, consider they leave this organization almost after 1year. apart from that...!!!!

    ConsFor me its worst experience ever, Management are not capable enough to manage their team as well as Project. No corporate values only politics. Less salary, Policies are not employee Friendly

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Not Good for IT

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood onsite opportunities,
    A few good development projects

    Cons- Worst Transport facility , illiterate and quarrelsome bus, cab and management. Cabs n buses condition is worst.
    - Below poor hikes.
    - Regional nepotism and politics at its core, no professionalism in work.
    - Employee are forced to do Manager's personnel work apart from assigned work .
    - Talent won't stay for more than 1 or 2 years.
    - Extra allowance, Awards n hike totally depends on Manager's will and mode and not on emp performance.
    - Egoistic managers and careless towards employees below them.
    - Overtime is there most of the time. People hardly leave on standard business hours.
    - Regional language is mostly used.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt least provide literate and better transport system

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

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    Dissatisfied with the company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsNo work thats the only pro here

    ConsAs a fresher you will be trained on JAVA/ .NET but you will be deployed in manual testing or production support project, No salary benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementPDAC team should start working

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary thats all but no career growth.

    ConsLots of politics. No SDLC follows, no quality in work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers are not upto the mark some even not able to speak english properly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Syntel my worst nightmare. People like Srinath Mallya and vijayrangakumar gopalan are making Syntel a bad place.

    Test Manager (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsNo pros, absolutely no pros..

    ConsLot of HR politics, Company happens to be inclined towards people who do boot licking, Unethical practices followed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart trusting your employees who are in middle management or junior level..The company is biased towards people who are at VP level or above.

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

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