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Syntel Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager "Test Manager""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    decent pay for amount of work required of employees

    Cons

    little flexibility often feel stuck at project.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked underpaid"

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are hit or miss.

    Cons

    Constantly running on overworked employees and over promised contracts.
    Syntel barely squeaks by.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Entry Level Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good entry level job

    Cons

    Poor management, penny pinchers, no room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Actual employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Average/good salary and benefits
    Offer relocation bonus - average -

    Cons

    - Complex and very bureaucratic HR and Operations management
    - Total lack of communication and transparency from lower levels of management to the employees
    - Normally good opportunities and positions will be assigned in a biased way to the closer circle of the managers, despite the skills and competencies of the candidates

    Advice to Management

    Corporate philosophy and values must chance considering the main asset of a consultant company is the people; consultants are humans not only resources to produce money. Company values should be focused to foster an equally inclusive and fair environment and mindset


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst HR/Project allocations, Best for freshers if need any work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IMS Specialist
    Current Employee - IMS Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best for new graduates, but less to no development. Only support projects
    Good exposure for graduates; but might be have consequences as well
    Onsite opportunities; they send anyone (literally anyone)

    Cons

    Worst HR & Project allocation
    No proper training- mostly bookish
    Salary
    Hardly anyone works on improvements
    Difficult to find right people for the job
    Too many managers. - Once I was reporting 6 managers (Yepp 6 at same level)
    No work-personal life balance (it's mostly depend upon your project as well - but 90% it's applicable)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on having right people at right places.
    You have too many managers
    Focus on improving resource allocation; right people are at wrong places


  10. "Medium level organization"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young gets Opportunity to scale the ladder

    Cons

    Organization Bureacracy
    Politics
    Partiallity
    Need lot of Improvements

    Advice to Management

    make it Flat org


  11. "Good for Career Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Career Opportunities & Culture & Values

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits , Work/Life Balance



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