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Work aggressively in increasing the number of clients serviced in US for sustainable growth and future

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Former Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Troy, MI
Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Troy, MI

I worked at Syntel

Pros

Good growth opportunity if you know key folks in the company :-)

Cons

Not good for US based employee. Aggressive sales team gets the deal but delivery team can't attract or retain good employees at offshore. Attrition is killing the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better scrutiny of offshore based Sr. management (VP & President); need more efforts in branding Syntel in US. Have to get more customer, can't rely on 5-10 odd customers for growth every year

No opinion of CEO

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    Not a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Salary may seem little better compared to similar IT consulting firms like TCS, Wipro and Infy but similarity stops there as medical benefits, 401 K and ESOPs are NONE. Medical coverage starts when you have spent $5000 from your pocket.

    Cons

    - No Employee stock option
    - Little or no salary raise
    - No career growth
    - Medical benefits worst in the industry
    - No contribution to your 401 K
    - High attrition rate at offshore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can never be a Billion dollar company by low employee morale. Learn the concept of profit sharing with employees from Infy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    You deserve better

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer (B2 AP3)  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer (B2 AP3) in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    A good launch pad for freshmen to learn the craft- they make you do the work of 10 people and you learn a lot in the first two years.Then you make the new freshman in team do the work of 10 men.Its a pure body shopping service.

    Cons

    Very low and disparate salaries :
    Employees on US deputation:
    L1 visa get an allowance of 2300 $ per mnth - imagine living on 2300 $ with family in California
    H1 visa gets 3200 $
    US employees :50 K to 85 K PA for techies
    No Green Card processing
    Employee Insurance provided is far below industry stndrds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Respect your employees, pay them enough money to lead a good life.
    2.Stop exploiting freshmen
    3.Implement good Project Management practices
    4.be honest with your clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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