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Syntel Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Its great company to start your IT journey....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Introduction to new technologies fats.
    2) great first job

    Cons

    1) management
    2)Its better to already have a lot of experience even if your entry level.


  2. "Either too much or none at all. Need to be able to move around country."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    - Easy to get hired
    - Potential to learn various technologies and domains

    Cons

    - Under average pay
    - Almost too easy to get hired
    - ~80% of the time is crunch time
    - Expect to spend an hour or two each night and morning on the phone with either Offshore team members or clients
    - Frequent weekend work
    - Absolutely terrible internal websites
    - Poor communication from management
    - Feel more like a tool in box to management rather than a coworker
    - If you're not able to move around you will likely run out of work
    - Projects feel messy and haphazardly handled
    - No 401k matching

    Advice to Management

    Please spend more time on improving the internal websites. Reduce meetings.


  3. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Culture and Great Work Experience

    Cons

    Work Life and Personal Life Mix can be a struggle

    Advice to Management

    Hire More Onsite Employees


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  5. "not too good to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work culture, good clients.

    Cons

    bad management, not supportive, no faith built up


  6. "Good culture, HR/Management Messy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company culture if you are not well suited for super faced paced work environments.
    Staff friendly.
    Receptive to new ideas and IPs.
    Very reskilling and training centric

    Cons

    Can be hard to understand people sometimes; many from India or work in India.
    Work/Life balance is not good; especially for trainees or those on bench who are expected to take training (webinars usually in very early morning due to being done in IST time zone)
    HR can be pushy about relocation when not on project
    doesn't match 401K and sick leave and vacation is combined in PTO and are not separate.

    Advice to Management

    please, please contribute to the 401K program; its a waste of money otherwise for everyone also being less hostile in relocation.


  7. "Technology Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Getting a good salary and work culture is also good.

    Cons

    Internal processes are little confusing.


  8. "Good for entry level but very slow process for me as far as getting a project."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for freshers. Easy to get the job and a good opportunity to learn new skills. Easy to get the job.

    Cons

    Low paid for the position. Very slow. Be prepared to relocate multiple times. Some managers aren't great to work with.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was very inconsistent when it came to approaching development of apps. Changes his mind everyday and not really a leader. Full of himself


  9. "Project Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    "Project Manager "Test Manager""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent health care compared to previous jobs
    -Good way to get into IT (and by good I mean easy to get an offer from Syntel)

    Cons

    -No work life balance (60-70 hours weeks)
    -On top of the work you do for whichever client you're with, Syntel will have more "Syntel" related work which is a complete waste of time
    -No leadership diversity, everyone who is a leader is of the same ethnic descent and nearly all men
    -Poor compensation in comparison to other leaders in industry

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the unrelated work to the client, it's a waste of time. And if you won't then properly compensate your employees for the extra work.


  11. "Syntel Project Lead 1 salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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