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Syntel New York City Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. "Technical Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Did not find any pros as such.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Poor management
    Bad projects


  2. "Policies cannot get more illogical than this"

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    • 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. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing particularly pro in the company

    Cons

    Not a great place to start a career.

    Advice to Management

    Scope for improvement


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Illegal practice all over .."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    low skill employees can get promotions and goodies there..

    Cons

    they will ask you to sign bond (amounting up to $10000 USD) when you are coming onsite (US, UK.. etc) when you are travelling from india and if you resign in foreign country they will force you to pay that money in local indian account in lieu of getting experience letters, and threaten you of doing legal proceedings ... which is illegal in USA as well as in India..

    Advice to Management

    give my money back ...


  6. Helpful (3)

    "DO NOT JOIN!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 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

    The only pro is that you can get to onsite real fast. This is a con for resources under 3 yrs exp.

    Cons

    The list is never ending. Would have given -5 stars if available.

    1. No Benefits for resources
    2. No one cares what the resource has in his plate.
    3. Politics start at the lead level itself and they set a very bad example to all
    4. Pathetic medical benefits
    5. You are a slave to the client as Syntel is so.
    6. Very bad Management team. The worse is at the top and it goes till the CEO who does not even know how to answer a straight forward question in his town-halls.
    7. No Job security.
    8. Work life balance is a joke. DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can change them and they are arrogant enough to not listen.


  7. "Poor"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Visa creation process is Good

    Cons

    company policies are Bad. No Work Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Management themselves should be reshuffled


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not a people oriented company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My direct boss was great to work for but he left due to senior management's people philosophies, I am still in touch with him he basically said I can not let you execute the sales strategy, you will fail we have to think differently

    Cons

    Can not trust senior management, cut throat culture, not organized, their channel partner model was take as many leads but do not give back

    Difficult to find information, new hire orientation is minimal, consultants are not treated as people ,more as a commodity. the sales people actually compete against each other.

    Takes adavantage of the Indian consultants and delays the process of getting their green cards

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are your greatest assets


  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    no pros about syntel. need lots improvment

    Cons

    not good in US, has to improve in all areas

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  10. "Not a Long Term company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will help you move but will tax your relocation when they pay you back. They will try to place on another project when your done with your original project.

    Cons

    The company overall is disorganized and not very trustworthy or loyal to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest to your employees and don't oversell your employees to your vendors.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the verticals are good like Insurance, BNFS and Retail. Good for freshers. Good Onsite opportunities. But nowadays so many H1 holders are in India due to less projects.

    Cons

    Very bad management. Not at all employee friendly. Good leaders have left the company. Poor HR policies and HR staff doesnt know how to talk.

    Advice to Management

    They should retain good talent and right resources. People are leaving because your pay scale is very less compare to other companies at onsite as well as at offshore.



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