Syntel
2.9 of 5 524 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 524 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(254 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
524 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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    Syntel as a tier 2 company is good. Chance of getting your visa initiated is good in(with) some accounts/clients.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChances of visa processing in some accounts

    ConsVariable pay is always not payed fully. lack of technical experts or go getters, poor hike (Note: some of these could be specific to an account )

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    good exposure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood experience with varied business areas

    ConsThe company lacks enough motivating factors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good from employee benefits

    Project Lead (Current Employee)
    Cordova, TN

    ProsRelocation amount is somewhat ok

    ConsPoor Health Benefits
    Relocation Policy is Bad
    No proper management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't keep high expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany will offer good package while joining, good joining bonus and moving costs.
    Good company to start with, you will get good exposure. There are few long term projects if you get lucky you may get to stay at one location.

    ConsMay not keep all promises given during joining, get everything in writing.
    Lack of professionalism, main operations are at offshore so you will see some delays in process.
    100% Moving expenses for offshore resources is not covered. This is ridiculous policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Syntel is OK for 2-5 year of exp people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros9 hours working
    get Appriasal on time

    ConsNot good appraisal
    Sandwitch holiday is the worst policy in this company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dont join in USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou will get your salary delayed by 10 days but you will get it.

    ConsUS hires are treated bad by all staff as they earn more money. Very bad health insurance. Too much politics, people go to an extent to sabotaging projects to prove they are valuable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the resources who deliver, try to reduce politics. Try to eliminate Syntel Inc and LTD differentiation of employees. Inc Employees are treated as second class citizen.

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

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    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood salary. Everything is good until you are on a project.Insurance plan for US hires is good for bachelors..not for family

    ConsLess projects.Once you are out of project..they will force you to join any project even not matching with your profile. They will simply terminate you if you spend more than two weeks on bench.H1B will be screwed up and you have to go back to India.No concept of employing US hires to india.HR just lie at time of recruitment.They never want to co-operate with you to get a new project or at least hold your H1B until you find a new job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTerminating in US can ruin someone's whole US career.Please be respectful to the employees who leave big companies in USA and join you.Your HRs simply lie at time of recruitment

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

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    Great place to start a career but not a good place to stick around

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsGreat entry level opportunities if you are starting an IT career.

    ConsStagnant career growth. Too much politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be more employee friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmy team and manager was good so i liked to work

    Consrudeness of hr to the employee

    Advice to Senior Managementplease hire and train hr in the way to behave to employee in a way it works in corporate environment

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    a good company to work for

    BSA (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    Prosgood compensation and work atmosphere

    Consno growth in long term

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagers into politics no one cares for anything except personal favours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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