Syntel

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  1.  

    Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    worked as fulltime EmployeeBusiness Analyst

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.. Bring New people to delivery

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    There is no turn around for promotion

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Environment is good.Carrier oppturnity is good

    Cons

    There is no turn around for promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    1 Year

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good salary thats all but no career growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. No SDLC follows, no quality in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not upto the mark some even not able to speak english properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Syntel my worst nightmare. People like Srinath Mallya and vijayrangakumar gopalan are making Syntel a bad place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    No pros, absolutely no pros..

    Cons

    Lot of HR politics, Company happens to be inclined towards people who do boot licking, Unethical practices followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your employees who are in middle management or junior level..The company is biased towards people who are at VP level or above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    not bad

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    you will get to learn more

    Cons

    loads of work load,no proper management

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed some of the co-workers that I have worked with.

    Cons

    Additional layer of bureaucracy, ridiculous amount of email to sift thru and 'busy work' that only serves to detract from the 'real' job you've been hired to do at client company. Terrible benefits. Revolving door of managers. Expectation to write several technical 'white papers' and publish in Syntel technical forum apart from regular work. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Publishing details of client systems, in a Syntel technical public forum?
      If I had known what I know now, I would asked some pointed questions (e.g.: Do you have any existing agreements with the client customer that are not included and disclosed in the terms of my contract?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level with your employees, with respect to any 'hidden' agreements that you have with client customer that would prevent them from EVER being hired as a fulltime employee of that company. Apart from lengthy 2 year non-compete, you should disclose that information (the existence of a contract between Syntel and client company, with additional terms). Not only do I feel this is unethical, I think it is likely illegal. You cannot impose a rule that specifies that an employee cannot be hired 'for years' by the client, or basically 'ever' (as was explained to me and my co-workers, when we inquired about the fulltime positions that opened up at Daimler). Encourage anyone who applies to Syntel to ask pointed question. 'Do you have any agreements with the client that would prevent me from working for them directly, apart from what is specified in my contract, at some point in time? May I have this information in writing, please?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible place to work at all levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work at Client Side on Onsite locations
    ...that's about it!!!

    Cons

    1. Not a employee-centric company
    2. No growth
    3. Poor salaries
    4. No company Vision
    5. Poor training
    6. Worst Management ever.
    7. Managers = Ego
    8. Poor employee treatment by HR
    9. High iteration
    10. Has consistently missed company goals in the past 8 years

    I am not taking any kind of vendetta here, I have worked for this company for 8 years!! And I know everybody from top to bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees as asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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