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Syntel Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great life to work balance

    Cons

    office politics will be present, may keep you from moving up


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great opportunities to advance further

    Cons

    Salary is below industry standards, but still great.

  3. "Associate consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Collierville, TN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Collierville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide Opportunities to work in client location

    Cons

    Yearly Apprisals are very low compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Must work to the satisfaction of employees


  4. "I like working in style .. its typical service based company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    good number of projects to work

    Cons

    psi never pay in full
    typical service based company.


  5. "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They had lot of work few years ago, not so much now. But worked well for me. if you are someone who likes to take up challenges and not afraid to move to completely unknown technology and business areas just so you keep learning, this (used to be) a good place.

    They had a lot of client facing opportunities, again, not so much now. I was a beneficiary of that. Have learned a lot from working directly with customers

    Cons

    - Over crowded with managers, hard to find leaders
    - Their appraisal structure may force you to become a monk
    - HR policies, well, better if not spoken of
    - Quality is sub par. The way they charge less, they do less
    - favoritism - this is not the only company.
    - No clear direction of expansion from management. there is a general culture of getting past the day and bother about tomorrow when it is tomorrow.
    - Only one direction to grow, join the company --> Project Lead after 4 years --> PM after 7 or 8 years --> EM --> etc. What if I want to become a technical architect and not manage people? No way

    Advice to Management

    Look at your peers (Cognizant among one) and reflect where you are today.
    Make some changes at exec and mid level, your machine is not moving, its just revving at a same place
    - An excellent software engineer will not necessarily become an excellent manager. Pay attention to people and their skills.


  6. "Good place to get work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good company to start the career

    Cons

    Less pay and benefits, Very slow progress

    Advice to Management

    No


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company established for 35 years

    Cons

    Poor Management and work life balance is not great

  8. "Worst"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you want to travel onsite..

    Cons

    No career growth or monetary benefits as part of yearly appraisals . And no GC for people who come from India

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees as commodities


  9. "Test Lead at Syntel"

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    Current Employee - Test Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Test Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can give average or better than average compensation if switching employer and joining Syntel in US.

    Cons

    Not many clients in case your project ends.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management needs to be more aware of what the engineer and senior engineer are working on.


  10. "Syntel Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start.

    Cons

    Disorganized at times.
    Not much extra benefits.


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