Syntel

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Technical Lead

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

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

Pros

Did not find any pros as such.

Cons

No work life balance
Poor management
Bad projects

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be aware H1B holders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They will on board you as soon as possible.

    Cons

    I was having h1b work visa and was working for another MNC in USA. I have submitted my profile in monster.com, and got a call from Syntel recruitment rep.
    Within 2 weeks, I have got offer and finalized everything. Interview was worst & the interviewer is not good technically.

    However I have accepted offer and relocated to new location at my own expenses, they said they will do reimbursement late. I have spend around 6000$(which is 3 laks rupee) my own cost and went to their new location.
    I never get it back, they have multiple round of approver & each layer’s ETA is 60days. everybody is delaying,,

    After 8 months, it went to payroll deportment for final approval, but it rejected , because I am eligible for upto 5500$ relocation. I told them that, it is ok & just pay 5500$ back.
    But they refused and asked me to go for another request and chain of approval. I got frustrated and resubmit again. Meanwhile my manager was changed and he refused to approve my request.
    I lost all my saving for this stupid relocation & never able to my money back.

    Then at 11th month of work, they released me from project and asked me to find another project with help of HR. I am a family man, and I still have 2 more month lease in my apartment, that lease breakage come around 2 month rent($2400). That is also on me again. I have paid that also & not interested to work Syntel any more, then resign Syntel and went back to India on my own cost(another 1800$).

    I have lost more than 10000$ from my pocket within a year , because of this stupid relocation and company.

    And work –life balance also very bad, they talk in Hindi at meeting and many non Hindi speaking employee never understood it mostly.
    They call you midnight from offshore and ask status , you might be in middle of sleep. They upper management team is worst and never understood employee concern and also they treat you as slave.

    So if you’re in H1b visa, please don’t ever think to join Syntel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t treat employee as slave & be kind with employee. also pay back their relocation amount

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not recommended

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    No pros as such. The only good thing that happened after joining Syntel was that I met very nice people and made many lifelong friends.

    Cons

    1. Majority of the projects are being driven by handful of talented resources who have stuck with the company for many years for unknown reasons.
    2. Favoritism rules.
    3. Incompetent people get promotion if they can just stick with the company for minimum number of years irrespective of their contribution or competence.
    4. Management accepts humiliating treatment towards their employees from client employees as part of the job and client satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new management which can bring radical change in the way Syntel is perceived and their daily operations are carried out. Do what Narayan Moorthy did for Infosys to inspire its employees although that doesn't seem likely to happen with Syntel in foreseeable future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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