Syntel

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Syntel Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
561 Reviews

3.0
561 Reviews
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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 69 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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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3. 4 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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    Systems Administrator

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Indian 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to learn a lot

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

    Pros

    can learn faster than other companies offering the same role

    Cons

    Very poor compensation when yearly review is done

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

    Great place to work when starting your career

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

    Pros

    Great onsite opportunities, Good technical projects, Good offshore physical infrastructure for a medium sized company

    Cons

    Low Pay, Policies are not employee friendly, Career growth is very slow, People oriented rather than process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be atleast on par/competitive with the industry, work-life balance should be encouraged & employees should be valued in terms of policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lead ETL Developer

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

    Pros

    Syntel is a company that provides good opportunities and good life and work balance.

    Cons

    Syntel is a company where you can not find the employees or senior management so friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    3.6 Years as PeopleSoft Technical consultant

    • 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

    Pros

    ERP Domain Exposure in start of the career

    Cons

    Exposure on New cloud based technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimizing existing application, received 3 awards from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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