Syntel Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Policies cannot get more illogical than this

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are lucky to get a good manager, then good else god save you

    Cons

    no clear policy for promotion or pay hike
    career doesn't go anywhere after a while..
    only way to grow is towards management
    always short on staffing, too much pressure on few good performers
    No good vision from the leadership
    usually no correlation between performance and promotion
    not much benefit in terms of health care

    Advice to Management

    should take care of employees a little

  2. Technical Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Did not find any pros as such.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Poor management
    Bad projects

  3. Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    no pros about syntel. need lots improvment

    Cons

    not good in US, has to improve in all areas

    Advice to Management

    Do better

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Not a people oriented company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Syntel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My direct boss was great to work for but he left due to senior management's people philosophies, I am still in touch with him he basically said I can not let you execute the sales strategy, you will fail we have to think differently

    Cons

    Can not trust senior management, cut throat culture, not organized, their channel partner model was take as many leads but do not give back

    Difficult to find information, new hire orientation is minimal, consultants are not treated as people ,more as a commodity. the sales people actually compete against each other.

    Takes adavantage of the Indian consultants and delays the process of getting their green cards

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are your greatest assets

  6. Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work and better work culture

    Cons

    Poor management and resource utilization

  7. A growing organization with some great talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good mix of accounts across business domains, organization has grown steadily over the years and has sound financials

    Cons

    Internal processes yet to catch up with the pace of growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep nurturing talent

  8. Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professional testing services and support jobs

    Cons

    little push to innovation missing in management.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize on innovation.

  9. Reasonably professional company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    They value human potential. Try to provide growth opportunities to people. Salaries are competitive. Good performances are recognized. Lots of onsite opportunities.

    Cons

    Do not invest in buffer resources. Many accounts struggle due to non-supply of resources in time. Recruitment process is not rigorous leading to bad resources coming in.

    Advice to Management

    Have more buffer resources. Spend more on Training employees on technical and soft skills.

  10. good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    onsite opportunity and transperancy in management decisions

    Cons

    Doesn't provide much chances to move between different business domain

  11. Memorable, Learning, Progressive, Dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Lead II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Syntel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to Overseas Client, CMM Level processes, Career growth, Good Salary structure, Good Facilities and Employee Retention schemes

    Cons

    Organization policies keep changing every 2 years, lack of feeling working for a Big Brand Name doesnot

    Advice to Management

    Have promotions based on employees years of experience and nothing much...everything else is good here

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