Syntel

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Syntel Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
644 Reviews
3.0
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 reviews)

  • Work life balance is excellent as they rarely require you to stay over time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to join during your early career

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

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities, good technical projects and new technologies to work on and learn, if you have the right contacts then sky is the limit for your personal and career growth

    Cons

    Below average salary, person-oriented culture rather than process-oriented, no work-life balance, HR & company policies are not employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No promises will be kept!

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

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

    Pros

    The likelihood of finding a project, if you are OK to work for ANY project, is very high.

    Cons

    1. Highly corrupt leadership; most decisions pertaining to Syntel USA and made in India.
    2. Getting a promotion is hard unless you brown-nose your bosses.
    They have a weird policy of giving 1/2 salary for a full-time employee if the spouse is already employed with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No Process, No ethics and dump management/HR. DO NOT JOIN in USA if you are on H1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will have life time experience of bad management.
    If you are lucky you will get some good people who is surviving here.

    Cons

    Modern day slavery. Engagement Managers who is working in in Syntel since more than 5-10 years are pathetic.
    If you are on H1B then you may end up US career with Syntel.
    They will force you to relocate frequently, even you are with family.
    However this company is CMMI 5, but there is no process. You should have personal relationship with higher management and HR for anything.
    I will not recommend any company to continue Syntel as vendor because final impact will be on client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    throw out all incapable engagement managers and hire some good manager. But before do so change your HRs sitting on top level who even don`t know how to deal with employees. If you will continue to play with developer and leads company will loose current projects even though sales team will get new one and business will do down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    full time employee
    work from home

    Cons

    less paid
    no motivation to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Very specific requirements

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Please do NOT join Syntel US. It will demolish your career and professional learnings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only thing I would say that they provide good salary to US hires (May be because of their small brands and people need something to override that)

    Cons

    It is full of Cons
    1. Unprofessional staffs
    2. Poor work culture
    3. Unfriendly employee policy
    4. HR does false promises then ask for proof while do the claim of that. Take everything in writing
    5. Frequent relocation and that too with a poor relocation benefit. If you are a family person I STRONGLY advise not to join this company. I am having a small kid and they relocated me 3 times with in a year. The reason is they don't have grip to clients since the Senior management like client relationship managers are worthless. Therefore they only get small projects and then you got to relocate.
    6. No value of your voice. If you speak logically and managers will try to prove their superiority by imposing their decision on you without hearing your points.
    7. Client doesn't have any respect for a SYNTELLER. I saw a client speaking differently to SYNTEL folks and behave gentle with TCS folks. This happens because Senior management just enjoy their position and do not try to build strong relationship with clients. The bonding never created.

    Until you are in a position to being jobless please do NOT join Syntel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to follow process properly. You claim yourself as CMMI V company and just showing during evaluation but indeed do not follow it. You do not have a proper resignation system. Your application doesn't function properly therefore things are getting controlled manually and creating issues/confusions.

    Do a continuous leadership awareness program to your worthless managers and make them understand what professionalism is. Off course you can implement this if you have sufficient professional in your company. I don't think you have.

    Try to set a feasible target in all level. You have set a target to become 2billion in 2015.
    A company which established in early 80s is not event a 1 billion today. how come you expect to be 2 billion by 2015?? Your target become a joke to every employee. This is not a sales firm that higher target achieve high result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Discriminating managers and treat you like a cash cow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can really think of

    Cons

    Desi Mangers. They suck the last drop of your energy and hectic work culture
    Poor Onsite offshore model. Expected to work beyond 10 hours a day
    No shares or bonus.
    No GC processing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSA in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - BSA in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    good compensation and work atmosphere

    Cons

    no growth in long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers into politics no one cares for anything except personal favours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not interfering but do not care also

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    They need to change medical insurance policy and need to start doing green card for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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