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Updated January 19, 2018
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Prison"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're lucky, you get to learn on client projects
    Flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    Pay sucks
    No pay hikes and promotions
    Managers are like dictators in communist countries

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond just being a glorified body shopper


  2. "Limited opportunities, no personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity
    Fast growing
    Bright future if the momentum sustains

    Cons

    Lack of tranparency
    Lack fo processes

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more diverse workforce

  3. "Employee Management"

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    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

    Getting immigrants from India to work in the USA.

    Cons

    Outsourcing jobs in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Review the status of employees in the USA to improve their performance.


  4. "Good people terrible middle management and very controlling policies"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Director
    Current Employee - Engagement Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are good to work with, but the company consistently has problems with delivery. This is a good place to work if you enjoy being micromanaged.

    Cons

    where do you want me to start? The company has so many problems they cannot be articulated in a short paragraph. Central problem is the company has little bench strength, broken internal systems and very slow expense reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    too broken to fix and a chairman of the board/founder that doesn't care. If you enjoy working for a miser than this is the place for you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Absurd and unethical in work."

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing special. Just another IT services company.

    Cons

    Lots of politics to get a hike, role change. Favoritism to get promotions at every level. Keep on changing their goal of becoming Billion dollar company extending the date. The most pathetic Internal systems ever I have used as an IT profession having 5+ application to do the work with different login ids. Do work for 24x7 no rewards. If you coming from a big MNC my advise just avoid this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get some professionalism in the company.


  6. "Worst management"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, None, Zero, Nil, Null

    Cons

    1. Horrible offshore team, 4 fresher’s & 1 experienced guy.
    2. They don’t keep up the promise on GC processing, Syntel never ever going to do GC processing for their employees
    3. Director’s & Account managers are dumb, they don’t have any clue on client’s business.
    4. If you work hard and deliver the project then management doesn’t have time to appreciate your work, but when if there are any little delay’s on project then they will escalate it to higher level & keep lot of pressure on employees
    5. No professionalism while dealing with clients, still got struck in Indian vegetable bargaining business.
    6. Less pay with minimal benefits, a janitor can earn more than a project lead. Less than 2% hike, even if you work your ass off nights & weekends around the year

    Advice to Management

    Give some respect to employees & their families


  7. "Surprise!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Syntel gives opputunity after someone is at bench for a long time or several times.

    Cons

    Racism,have to work like donkey ,don't expect good from managment moneywise.
    It's a myth that this company sends employees on-site provided your proximity to Manager,HR only supports Managment not employees.

    Advice to Management

    Equal oppurtunity to given to everyone and Account Managers, Mangers to STOP making false promises to your employees.
    Due to some ACCOUNT MANAGER I will leave this company,policies are good but these people don't want to implement it as their margin will be low.
    They want for themselves not for others,which in turn has already affecting syntel profitwise .

  8. "Technical Lead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Did not find any pros as such.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Poor management
    Bad projects


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not so good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed some of the co-workers that I have worked with.

    Cons

    Additional layer of bureaucracy, ridiculous amount of email to sift thru and 'busy work' that only serves to detract from the 'real' job you've been hired to do at client company. Terrible benefits. Revolving door of managers. Expectation to write several technical 'white papers' and publish in Syntel technical forum apart from regular work. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Publishing details of client systems, in a Syntel technical public forum?
      If I had known what I know now, I would asked some pointed questions (e.g.: Do you have any existing agreements with the client customer that are not included and disclosed in the terms of my contract?)

    Advice to Management

    Level with your employees, with respect to any 'hidden' agreements that you have with client customer that would prevent them from EVER being hired as a fulltime employee of that company. Apart from lengthy 2 year non-compete, you should disclose that information (the existence of a contract between Syntel and client company, with additional terms). Not only do I feel this is unethical, I think it is likely illegal. You cannot impose a rule that specifies that an employee cannot be hired 'for years' by the client, or basically 'ever' (as was explained to me and my co-workers, when we inquired about the fulltime positions that opened up at Daimler). Encourage anyone who applies to Syntel to ask pointed question. 'Do you have any agreements with the client that would prevent me from working for them directly, apart from what is specified in my contract, at some point in time? May I have this information in writing, please?


  10. "There is no turn around for promotion"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is good.Carrier oppturnity is good

    Cons

    There is no turn around for promotion.


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