Syntel Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
273 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Analyst Programer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good for freshers. Good onsite oppurtunities in some projects.
    Senior do listen to employee complains.

    Cons

    Very bad apprisal system. Lot of favouritism.
    The HR system looks gr8 on paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve the apprisal process and need to address the employee concerns more often.

  2.  

    Not good from employee benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Cordova, TN
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Cordova, TN

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relocation amount is somewhat ok

    Cons

    Poor Health Benefits
    Relocation Policy is Bad
    No proper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't keep high expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    May 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Syntel as a tier 2 company is good. Chance of getting your visa initiated is good in(with) some accounts/clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Chances of visa processing in some accounts

    Cons

    Variable 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 )

  6.  

    good exposure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good experience with varied business areas

    Cons

    The company lacks enough motivating factors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Syntel is OK for 2-5 year of exp people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9 hours working
    get Appriasal on time

    Cons

    Not good appraisal
    Sandwitch holiday is the worst policy in this company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Dont join in USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    US 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Less 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 ManagementAdvice

    Terminating 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    my team and manager was good so i liked to work

    Cons

    rudeness of hr to the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please hire and train hr in the way to behave to employee in a way it works in corporate environment

  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Troy, MI

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stagnant career growth. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more employee friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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