Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 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  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worse culture ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary is at par with others

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    show some basic human consideration to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    Worst Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    Change your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 an 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
  10.  

    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)

    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
  11.  

    Not Good for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    At least provide literate and better transport system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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