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Syntel Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. "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


  2. "Program/Project Delivery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, global, intuitive, far reaching

    Cons

    no US base operations to assist with HR needs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for individuals starting with no prior experience. The campus hire program is a really great place to start right after college. It's great that they try to provide career starting points for individuals right out of school.

    Cons

    Very little organization or communication. HR processes are dysfunctional and confusing. Pay rate is below average for the industry. The company values clients more than employees and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees a priority and focus on training and on boarding.


  4. "Application architect"

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get opportunities to work on various technologies, u can learn faster than other organizations, one can go up the ladder quickly

    Cons

    No green card is filled, salary hikes r very less, constantly need to work in pressure scenarios , lots of politics in placed

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay deserving employees need to file GC


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Only favoritism and no value for quality"

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

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

    Pros

    Back in the days.. good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Only favoritism is valued for promotion and next level opportunities
    Seniority and quality work is of no value
    Loosing client confidence.. not a preferred vendor for lots of portfolios
    Leadership thinks they still have control on client side but actually they don't
    Lack of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    High time to wake up and start taking care of your senior resources who really wish well for the company and brings real business instead of manipulative EMs.


  6. "Corporate Sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are on a good account with high visibility, there is a chance to create a great relationships with client

    Cons

    - Poor management and lack of leadership, Communication is horrible
    - If you reach out to any support group (HR, Helpdesk) get ready to hear a scripted response. It takes multiple frustrating rounds of emails and phone calls to resolve anything


  7. "Programmer Analyst Position"

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Excellent opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    They do not sponsor green card

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, this job is horrible

    Cons

    You'll have to constantly move, there is no culture, no diversity, no mobility, unreasonable management, 50k as an engineer? Are you kidding?!! HR sucks with exception of a few people.

    Advice to Management

    Fair pay, build culture, don't expect me to move my life for 50k


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Absolutely terrible"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not really anything at all; my experience at Syntel was overall pretty terrible and I don't have anything positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    I was hired at a time when the company would have known there would be no positions open at the location I applied for and proceeded to string me along for eight months before threatening to fire me if I didn't relocate to another location in a week. On top of that, if I had done so, the company would have been able to keep moving me in order to build up the debt I would have owed them for relocation fees! Communication with my assigned manager was absolutely terrible; he almost never returned my calls or emails, and when he did, the replies were incredibly vague and generic. Additionally, I was never given any point of contact in the company outside of the one manager, so most of the time I had absolutely no idea what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together! Focus on more clear and frequent communication with your employees so that they aren't left in the dark wondering if they've been abandoned or not. Don't hire someone with the promise of a job if you're in a down year in that location.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Open Hierarchy
    Customer Focused
    Ability to grow and innovate

    Cons

    Flat growth trajectory unless you can put in 15-18 hrs a day
    Stagnant salary


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