Syntel
2.9 of 5 522 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 522 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(253 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
522 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term"
    in 60 reviews
  • "Good work environment , excellent client exposure"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship"
    in 16 reviews
  • "No work life balance, Promotion is opportunity based not Rating based"
    in 9 reviews
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    Good company for freshers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood personal growth , job satisfaction

    Conscompensation revision and ratings are not very satisfying

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Full of politics and unprofessional people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIncase you are willing to sacrifice your health and personal life, join this company and learn what struggle is.

    Cons1) Very unprofessional people(including senior management)
    2) Poor policies and HR processes. They tried to falsely impose fine on me when I resigned, for being on long vacation. I had to fight to prove them wrong.
    3) Many of employees are working since ages and just because of good relations with senior managers, they consider themselves owner of company, irrespective of how worse they perform.
    4) If you are good at your work, you'll be overburdened with other people's work as well.
    5) Management focuses on short term gains instead of long term plannings. So they end up losing clients quickly.

    The list is very long to write here.... I had to quit in one year of hell, what else to say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from other companies how to be professional.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not interfering but do not care also

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsYou can work for their clients directly without being bothered.
    Nothing really stands out.

    ConsThey dont apply for your green card even though they commit. Net net they dont care for their employee's needs.
    Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship.
    They dont increase the package annually. No sick leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to change medical insurance policy and need to start doing green card for their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    Pros* Syntel placed me with a large US corporation. It was a faced-paced environment with opportunity to work with Windows and Solaris servers and web apps. I learned some great database skills.
    * I worked full-time for Syntel. They offered two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and high-deductible medical insurance.
    * I didn't have to worry about the 6 and 12 month contract nuisance since I was full-time with Syntel.

    ConsI speak only English and had trouble communicating with my East Indian co-workers. The clients' managers spoke English as a first language and helped me during the initial training. I was isolated, not because people were rude, but because they couldn't talk to me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndian managers should let American workers know to really "sell themselves" to management so that their hard work is recognized. Save emails with praise and note any compliments and send them all to your Syntel manager and other Syntel supervisors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Had Good Experience

    Computer Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood exposure, would get onsite opportunities if luck favors

    Consperks offered are not comparative with market standards, Has multiple designation which makes it difficult to get from one position to other

    Advice to Senior ManagementDesignation band levels needs to be minimized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great company

    Project Lead (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prosonsite opportunity nothing else i suppose.

    Conseverything else.
    especially health insurance in US....pathetic

    Advice to Senior ManagementSyntel does not want to grow hence employees are suffering.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsEmployee friendly and nice environment.

    ConsWorst management they never care about your personal growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a change in management to take care of employee benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Syntel was good to work for, they worked with me.

    PC/End User Support (Former Employee)
    Boise, ID

    ProsThey went above and beyond to help me with the position.

    ConsSometimes the third party company that you are working at is hard to get along with and because you are third party employment they treat you like it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would work for you again. Please listen to what your employee's have to say and check in with them often to see how are going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsSenior project management is good and flexible with developers

    ConsHR mangement is very flexible to each and every employee based on their own requirement, there is no system to follow, based on individual's capability they bending the corporate policy which is getting irritate to other employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease define the rules/policy from top management to bottom and force to strict every one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An experience to learn a lot

    Senior Project Lead (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    Proscan learn faster than other companies offering the same role

    ConsVery poor compensation when yearly review is done

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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