Syntel Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Meat grinder... but might be right for some

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  2. ChEATERs for the fullest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none... it doesnt have any to say

    Cons

    worst humans of its kind

    Advice to Management

    Stop using Desi tactics

  3. Not Good for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities,
    A few good development projects

    Cons

    - Worst Transport facility , illiterate and quarrelsome bus, cab and management. Cabs n buses condition is worst.
    - Below poor hikes.
    - Regional nepotism and politics at its core, no professionalism in work.
    - Employee are forced to do Manager's personnel work apart from assigned work .
    - Talent won't stay for more than 1 or 2 years.
    - Extra allowance, Awards n hike totally depends on Manager's will and mode and not on emp performance.
    - Egoistic managers and careless towards employees below them.
    - Overtime is there most of the time. People hardly leave on standard business hours.
    - Regional language is mostly used.

    Advice to Management

    At least provide literate and better transport system

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  5. Dissatisfied with the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No work thats the only pro here

    Cons

    As a fresher you will be trained on JAVA/ .NET but you will be deployed in manual testing or production support project, No salary benefits

    Advice to Management

    PDAC team should start working

  6. Unethical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Nothing is good about the company.

    Cons

    All..but most of all unethical..

  7. Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for self-learning seasons.

    Cons

    Very high chunces you may work smart round the year, meet expectations and more, make clients happy and yet not get what you deserve if you are FEMALE. Look at the male:female ratio at the Syntel onsite positions and roles above AP2/AP3 and you would agree 200% to what I say. Now, don't give me the crap that females are not good at handling onsite position roles. The shines of ego of old Syntel folks are so flashy and Dominant that all your existance appears tiny and is at stake dealing to them - be it professional or personal. Management is biased, always dancing to the rhythm of prevalent "Bias-technology" and not open to prefer or consider female resources for next higher level roles. Often even smart female resources end up being eye-candy to the employee pool with a bonus of poor growth curve and hence are compelled to leave the organisation if seeking career growth. I will always hate the biased growth of scanty people here and will never recommend any friend specially if FEMALE to join this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of the Bias-technology if Syntel cares to value it's market positon and reputation.

  8. Worst Environment and Culture

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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. worked as fulltime EmployeeBusiness Analyst

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

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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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