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Good place to work for some time

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good place to work if you get in a right project

Cons

on an average Not enough opportunities

Advice to Management

Sales team not up to the mark

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    Not so good

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed some of the co-workers that I have worked with.

    Cons

    Additional layer of bureaucracy, ridiculous amount of email to sift thru and 'busy work' that only serves to detract from the 'real' job you've been hired to do at client company. Terrible benefits. Revolving door of managers. Expectation to write several technical 'white papers' and publish in Syntel technical forum apart from regular work. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Publishing details of client systems, in a Syntel technical public forum? If I had known what I know now, I would asked some pointed questions (e.g.: Do you have any existing agreements with the client customer that are not included and disclosed in the terms of my contract?)

    Advice to Management

    Level with your employees, with respect to any 'hidden' agreements that you have with client customer that would prevent them from EVER being hired as a fulltime employee of that company. Apart from lengthy 2 year non-compete, you should disclose that information (the existence of a contract between Syntel and client company, with additional terms). Not only do I feel this is unethical, I think it is likely illegal. You cannot impose a rule that specifies that an employee cannot be hired 'for years' by the client, or basically 'ever' (as was explained to me and my co-workers, when we inquired about the fulltime positions that opened up at Daimler). Encourage anyone who applies to Syntel to ask pointed question. 'Do you have any agreements with the client that would prevent me from working for them directly, apart from what is specified in my contract, at some point in time? May I have this information in writing, please?


  2. Different culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Stay at offshore and I have seen people growing in org like anything. Attrition rate is too high.

    Cons

    Quality of projects is not really good. WIth high attrition, its difficult to work with ever changing team


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