Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
654 Reviews
3.0
654 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
313 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 reviews)

  • Work life balance is excellent as they rarely require you to stay over time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Full of politics and unprofessional people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incase you are willing to sacrifice your health and personal life, join this company and learn what struggle is.

    Cons

    1) Very unprofessional people(including senior management)
    2) Poor policies and HR processes. They tried to falsely impose fine on me when I resigned, for being on long vacation. I had to fight to prove them wrong.
    3) Many of employees are working since ages and just because of good relations with senior managers, they consider themselves owner of company, irrespective of how worse they perform.
    4) If you are good at your work, you'll be overburdened with other people's work as well.
    5) Management focuses on short term gains instead of long term plannings. So they end up losing clients quickly.

    The list is very long to write here.... I had to quit in one year of hell, what else to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from other companies how to be professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not interfering but do not care also

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    You can work for their clients directly without being bothered.
    Nothing really stands out.

    Cons

    They dont apply for your green card even though they commit. Net net they dont care for their employee's needs.
    Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship.
    They dont increase the package annually. No sick leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to change medical insurance policy and need to start doing green card for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Systems Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Syntel placed me with a large US corporation. It was a faced-paced environment with opportunity to work with Windows and Solaris servers and web apps. I learned some great database skills.
    * I worked full-time for Syntel. They offered two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and high-deductible medical insurance.
    * I didn't have to worry about the 6 and 12 month contract nuisance since I was full-time with Syntel.

    Cons

    I speak only English and had trouble communicating with my East Indian co-workers. The clients' managers spoke English as a first language and helped me during the initial training. I was isolated, not because people were rude, but because they couldn't talk to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Indian managers should let American workers know to really "sell themselves" to management so that their hard work is recognized. Save emails with praise and note any compliments and send them all to your Syntel manager and other Syntel supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Syntel was good to work for, they worked with me.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PC/End User Support in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - PC/End User Support in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    They went above and beyond to help me with the position.

    Cons

    Sometimes the third party company that you are working at is hard to get along with and because you are third party employment they treat you like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would work for you again. Please listen to what your employee's have to say and check in with them often to see how are going.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sr Software engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Senior project management is good and flexible with developers

    Cons

    HR mangement is very flexible to each and every employee based on their own requirement, there is no system to follow, based on individual's capability they bending the corporate policy which is getting irritate to other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please define the rules/policy from top management to bottom and force to strict every one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to learn a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    can learn faster than other companies offering the same role

    Cons

    Very poor compensation when yearly review is done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growth at Syntel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Exponential growth for good performers, open door culture, always encourages innovation, you can opt to perform diversified roles, flexible work culture at onsite locations (US)

    Cons

    HR policies are not employee friendly, support groups like TSG/HR/etc not up-to-mark, does not have strong training programs, does not have MBA or masters sponsorship policies or tie-ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvise knowledge management, shared IP repositories
    Sketch employee career paths better, set clear goals
    Improvise employee perks, policies to increase retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work when starting your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great onsite opportunities, Good technical projects, Good offshore physical infrastructure for a medium sized company

    Cons

    Low Pay, Policies are not employee friendly, Career growth is very slow, People oriented rather than process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be atleast on par/competitive with the industry, work-life balance should be encouraged & employees should be valued in terms of policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work with if you're in the right project

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for both learning and travel to onsite

    Cons

    None, unless you end up in a project where scope for learning or travel is not there

    Recommends
  11.  

    It all depends on your luck

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    If you get good project, you enjoy working here. Also there are more projects which has maximum percentage of onsite positions. In other words, they have 60-40 model. So you definitely get chance to go to onsite.

    Cons

    In some projects, you have to work like 15-20 hours which kills your social and family life. Also some HR policies really sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more importance to employee than your billion dream.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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