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Syntel Project Lead Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. "Mainframe Developer"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company for freshers. A lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Quality of leadership is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Spend Money in retaining resources.. Freshers cannot deliver all the projects every time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Lead"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few Good Leaders, multiple area to wok upon

    Cons

    Pay scale is low.
    Health Insurance is costly.

    Advice to Management

    Pls take good care of existing employees

  3. "projects"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    you can stay same project..for many years

    Cons

    only few projects are available


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company in a real mess"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead I in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Lead I in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    I am still searching for it

    Cons

    management sucks, employees will rather butter managers rather than performing well. Lot of power in managers hand who exploit ti wrong way, give every thing to favorites. Place where no. of managers are almost half of the resource count.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of these bad habits or the company will sink


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing, Flexible, Onsite, Oppurtunity, Learning.

    Cons

    There are no specific cons. I enjoyed the time i worked here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Illegally claim money from employees"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good Onsite opportunity
    * Good infrastructure
    * Good onsite healthcare insurance plan (esp. for maternity)

    Cons

    * Your growth depends on how well you polish your managers
    * You need to sign a Rs. 5 lakh bond if you want to travel onsite. This was 2.5 lakh initially but now increased after the new H1B fee revision came in. They verbally say we are spending a lot on you and your visa. But they are making 10 times of that amount after sending you onsite by paying you the bare minimum wage in US(However last year they increased a bit and now the min wage given is 61k per annum).
    * If you resign from the company, they won't give you the relieving letters without paying 5 lakhs(Around $8000) back to them which will spoil all your dreams.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your biggest asset. Don't force them to stick with you by creating regulations. Make them stick to you by treating them well.
    If you were nice enough, people woudn't have left in large numbers and you woudn't have had to tie them in with bonds.


  7. "Syntel Project Lead 1 salary"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bi monthly salary
    Nice work and life balance

    Cons

    Thin line between Managers and Lead.
    3 sub levels between two band groups
    Also Promotion is slow paced
    Management side is below average

  8. "Treat employee as a asset"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Better relocation and travel assistance

    Cons

    Don't expect work life balance and treat the employee as a slave

    Advice to Management

    Please try to understand the human value


  9. "Project Lead"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a good working environment, nice to work for it

    Cons

    This company won't sponsor GC


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management"

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    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.