Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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2.9 536 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term(in 66 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship(in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times(in 10 reviews)

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    Average company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will get Good onsite oppurtunities in Syntel.

    ConsCompensation for onsite and allowances are not good. work culture is also not much employee friendly.

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    With syntel you will have a job but no career..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOnsite opportunities are good.
    People with lesser skills can succeed/attain higher positions, this is mainly due to high attrition rate.
    Leave policy at offshore is good.
    10 calendar leaves at onsite (but you may not have to apply for them, so you'll save leaves and get paid for them in the end)
    Med insurance at offshore is good.
    Relaxed atmosphere at offshore for most. Overtime allowance at offshore is fair enough.
    Unlimited sick leaves (not sure if they still have this policy because employees were abusing this big time)
    In hand salary at offshore is good.
    Job security.
    Some big name projects in US and UK and that will help you later in future job search.

    ConsSyntel lacks direction/vision.
    No salary increase at onsite/below par salary at offshore (average salary is lower at both onsite and offshore).
    High attrition rate.
    If you're a good resource project won't ever change.
    No investment on employees to get trainings etc.
    Benefits at offshore are pathetic(a friend was having hallucinations and fainted, but health insurance company was not ready to approve a $1000 ultrasound and MRI)
    No infrastructure (only one global development center in more than 30 years!!!).
    Mumbai office is pathetic (dog bit my coworker after he left the office around 8PM :-))
    Most managers/directors only have a BA/B.COM/BSc degree.
    Managers will treat you like you're lucky to have a job.
    I was in Allstate(Northbrook, IL) project and the culture is pathetic, you will be asked to work all night on weekends/weekdays and no recognition for your efforts if you are not a sycophant.
    Do not expect experience letter if you resign at onsite(it is considered a sin).
    Management is not transparent at all.
    You can be asked to leave onsite and relocate with a mere notice of 5-10 days.
    Do not expect your gratuity money, do not expect your PF.
    If you join as a fresher, it will be difficult to leave after 3-4 years because you will have no skills left. Syntel will not invest anything in you.
    I heard many freshers do not get offer letters.
    Internal structure is pathetic - development/QA/Pro support/management/business analyst all are in the same stream.
    Reimbursement of allowances is a headache.
    Do not expect syntel to file Green card.
    Do not expect project changes at onsite (that's for the bigger companies).
    Syntel cannot afford to keep a resource on bench at onsite for even a single day.
    If your position is cut at onsite, syntel will send you back to india even if you are an onsite recruit. They will NOT hunt a project for you.
    No 401K plan for onsite.
    No benefits related to life insurance, disability at onsite
    Average salary in chicago area: programmer analyst/Project lead
    B1 - 2700/3000 (plus salary in india)
    L1 - 2800/3200 after taxes for an unmarried employee (in addition you will also get your salary in India (so total is indian salary + 2800/3200))
    H1 - 62,000/69000(no salary in india)

    This is clearly below par, I have worked for 2 other Indian outsourcing companies after syntel and salary was way more (atleast 20% more)

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a direction for your company. Invest in your employees, pay them better. Dear founder you the richest indian american in the USA.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3.6 Years as PeopleSoft Technical consultant

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsERP Domain Exposure in start of the career

    ConsExposure on New cloud based technologies

    Advice to Senior ManagementOptimizing existing application, received 3 awards from upper management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I've been working for 3 months as a contractor

    Programmer (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsTeam members very friendly and cooperative

    ConsI can't think of any cons for now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Over exploitation of employees, less benefits.

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsOnly Job guarantee and no other benefits.

    Consno benefits other than salary, no advancement in career

    Advice to Senior ManagementLack of vision, should work towards improving company prospective and concentrate on employees future.

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    Good place to start and grow your career

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    Prosopportunities, technology, people, locations, growth

    Conswork life balance, salary, perks

    Advice to Senior Managementthere's no advice to management

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So Far .. Good

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Columbus, GA

    ProsThey don't overload you with work

    ConsNot a very organised company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan better to utilise the resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Unethical

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNothing is good about the company.

    ConsAll..but most of all unethical..

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    worked as fulltime EmployeeBusiness Analyst

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood for Onsite. Dont expect any salary hike in onsite.

    ConsOffice Politics...
    – Policies are not good. Not much benefits.
    Too much cost cutting.
    Policies are not employee friendly
    Don't expect anything from HR

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up.. Bring New people to delivery

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    Worst Environment and Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI don't see any Pros

    ConsIf you guys are planning for Green Card, then don't join this company. Because you will never get any experience letter if a format required for GC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf each and every company is ready to give, what's your problem in giving this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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