Syntel Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Policies cannot get more illogical than this

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  3. Shamless, miser, cheap company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personal growth - negative perks - worst than a begger company values - worthless values

    Cons

    This company asked me to pay for 69 extra days of leave mentioning I have utilized more than 65 days which was mine leave, while in my latest three paystubs, the leave was showing 120 days. How they have calculated they only knows. A third graded Indian consultancy firm claiming they are a reputed US company. Cheapest of all policies are been kept, not to pay the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Bharat Desai, should see the policies for the employees and for the company. Since he is checking the revenue, which is nothing but a profit cut from the employees benefits and reimbursements.


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  5. Meat grinder... but might be right for some

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Antiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Support and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc... Encourage employee accountability. Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.


  6. ChEATERs for the fullest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none... it doesnt have any to say

    Cons

    worst humans of its kind

    Advice to Management

    Stop using Desi tactics


  7. Unethical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing is good about the company.

    Cons

    All..but most of all unethical..


  8. Worst Environment and Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't see any Pros

    Cons

    If you guys are planning for Green Card, then don't join this company. Because you will never get any experience letter if a format required for GC.

    Advice to Management

    If each and every company is ready to give, what's your problem in giving this.


  9. Helpful (1)

    worked as fulltime EmployeeBusiness Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for Onsite. Dont expect any salary hike in onsite.

    Cons

    Office Politics... – Policies are not good. Not much benefits. Too much cost cutting. Policies are not employee friendly Don't expect anything from HR

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.. Bring New people to delivery


  10. There is no turn around for promotion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is good.Carrier oppturnity is good

    Cons

    There is no turn around for promotion.


  11. Worst Company - Please don't join this company in US

    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Good client base and Long term projects.

    Cons

    Worst health insurance for people who join in US. It is almost like no insurance plan. They have a hidden bond in the name of relocation. You will be asked to pay the relocation expense if you leave the company within a year after each relocation , even if you are asked to relocate for business reasons. Work culture is not good.



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