Syntel Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
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Pros
  • Onsite opportunities if you are intrested (in 90 reviews)

  • Experience Good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance in the company (in 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Prison

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're lucky, you get to learn on client projects Flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    Pay sucks No pay hikes and promotions Managers are like dictators in communist countries

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond just being a glorified body shopper


  2. Unfortunate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at Syntel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Client was great and it was a very challenging environment. There really were no pros to Syntel as a business

    Cons

    No recognition for employees, no communication with non-indian employees, always blamed the employee for the actions of the client employees when they asked why are you letting this resource go.

    Advice to Management

    realize that your employees in the US and India are what make you or break you.


  3. Limited opportunities, no personal growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Syntel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity Fast growing Bright future if the momentum sustains

    Cons

    Lack of tranparency Lack fo processes

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more diverse workforce


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Never think of joining Syntel, your life sucks @ Syntel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freshers place, less talented managers :)

    Cons

    No ethics, No Professionalism, No work-life balance, No competitive pay, No employee satisfaction, No Green card processing, Horrible support teams especially HR team, ODC(Visa processing team) these guys won't listen to CEO as well :). Managers are not really professional managers, you can became manager if you are with this company for 6 years(You don't need any skills), 80% managers don't know what is managing people. No recognition, Full of politics, Favoritism and no respect to talent. Managers expect you as their dog.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't know how to recognize and retain talent learn from other competitors, if you don't think about employee satisfaction you forget about 2 billion target. Clock stops ticking.. straighten support groups first otherwise you will continue to loose talent.


  6. Employee Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

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

    Pros

    Getting immigrants from India to work in the USA.

    Cons

    Outsourcing jobs in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Review the status of employees in the USA to improve their performance.


  7. Good people terrible middle management and very controlling policies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Director
    Current Employee - Engagement Director

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    where 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 Management

    too 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Absurd and unethical in work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing special. Just another IT services company.

    Cons

    Lots 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 Management

    Get some professionalism in the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Please do not join if you value your career and life!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they have no idea on what they are doing. They take on multiple projects with no resources at offshore. Offshore is nothing but freshers who have no drive. I have never seen a company with such high attrition rates in US. Managers have no idea on what is going on. Promotions are based on how much hell you can raise. Most work results in late nights and production delays. The only good thing that happened was that I could make some really good friends.

    Cons

    Everything. Greencard- They do not process Greencards. Even if the HR assures you. Even the top managers have their greencards under processing. Work-You will be working late nights and early mornings to see all your work go down the drain. Medical Benefits-It is a total sham. You have a $10,000 out of pocket limit. So if you have any medical problems you end up paying out of your pocket. It is not a 20$ co-pay scheme but a high deductible plan. Visa Processing-HR is totally useless. No support during Visa processing. They do transfers only on normal processing and charge employees for premium. Absolutely no transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Eat only what you can bite. The larger IT companies have a different tradition and work culture. Change the game when you play with the big fish.


  10. Worst management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing, None, Zero, Nil, Null

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

    Give some respect to employees & their families


  11. Another body shopping company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of Syntel`s client are large Multinationals so employees get good exposure to the market.

    Cons

    Syntel is just another body shopping company so there is not much to learn and grow technically. Management is poor and treat developers as construction workers.

    Advice to Management

    Give respect to techies. Don`t expect developers to do sales job. Hire business students sales.



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