Syntel Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Over exploitation of employees, less benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    Only Job guarantee and no other benefits.

    Cons

    no benefits other than salary, no advancement in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of vision, should work towards improving company prospective and concentrate on employees future.

  2.  

    Good place to start and grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    opportunities, technology, people, locations, growth

    Cons

    work life balance, salary, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there's no advice to management

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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..

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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Not organized or resource centric.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay was reasonable and some of the fellow technical team a pleasure to work with. Paid benefits of a good calibre

    Cons

    Moving allowances and expense reimbursement can take up to 6 months, They lose time-sheets and their HR/benefits processes are not well versed in the US Standards. Had to correct their forms several times and keep copies of everything. After leaving they lost 2.5 months of time-sheet data and tried to sue for it's recovery. Issue was dropped when documentation was provided, twice. Working with HR or Benefits required being up at 1am or waiting a full 24-48 hours for a reply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to train and educate the offshore staff or hire US based benefits personnel to accommodate your US workers. Improve internal processes for expense reimbursement, on-boarding and employee leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    So Far .. Good

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

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

    Pros

    They don't overload you with work

    Cons

    Not a very organised company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better to utilise the resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worrest Experience in Carrer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    good in salary and role

    Cons

    1. Benefits are not good
    2. Don't expect any bonus or Salary increment
    3. Account managers are one of the dumb guy and when ever client says anything they are not able to defend and wont cover employee if he faces any problem from client side.
    4. No teams coordination in USA Syntel
    5. Account manager don't likes you he will make u to resign
    6. They wont bother about ur skill sets, they need only billing.
    7. Heal care Benefits is not at all good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take employees comments as well. Don't think they are slaves working for you.
    If ur facing any problem with employee please tell him go to other accounts and dont make him scare to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Gggggssds

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. best co. to work with.

    Cons

    sometime project becomes challenging if you are juggling too many things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what you are doing. Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A 10 year experience with too many lows and very very few highs

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing is only the peers and team members who embody the the spirit and help you stay sane and believe things just might improve

    Cons

    Team management and addressing the concerns is the abysmal. The sheer way the Management makes you commit to Client's requirements and later ignores them is astounding to say the least.
    Syntel probably has the worst support staff (HR, Finance, Admin, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show up not just at the beginning of the Project and again at the end. Must be more involved throughout the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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