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Syntel Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work aggressively in increasing the number of clients serviced in US for sustainable growth and future"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Troy, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good growth opportunity if you know key folks in the company :-)

    Cons

    Not good for US based employee. Aggressive sales team gets the deal but delivery team can't attract or retain good employees at offshore. Attrition is killing the company

    Advice to Management

    Better scrutiny of offshore based Sr. management (VP & President); need more efforts in branding Syntel in US. Have to get more customer, can't rely on 5-10 odd customers for growth every year


  2. Helpful (1)

    "lots of potential but in need of direction."

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they do not layoff. they will pay bench salary for months if the bench strength is low (this is esp. for US employees). you can aspire to rise to leadership roles. they are improving in magement capabilities and trying to catch up with tier 1 indian outsourcers in corporate management. they sponsor technical and management certifications. they follw CMM process in project execution.

    Cons

    relocation assistance should be improved. their immigration team need to be revamped to stem the number of visa rejections and other problems. medical insurance for US employees leaves a lot to be desired. salary of deputed employees need to increase.

    Advice to Management

    bharat desai should get more involved in the day to day management. he should vist employees more frequently through townhalls. should recruit from top tier engineering and management colleges. they have missed out on growth opportunities during the 90's by not being aggressive so need to do better now.

  3. "Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for Freshers to learn and get experience.

    Cons

    Growth Opp is less
    Company Growth is very slow when compared to similar companies

    Advice to Management

    Pls grow the Company like its peers


  4. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good number of vacation days.

    Cons

    Bad managers. no recognition for the achievement. Dont pay as per market standard. no career development

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people who has knowledge.


  5. "Low PAY"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good a onsite opportunities compared to the other companies .
    Good work culture and campus
    Best for freshers.
    Good transport facilities

    Cons

    salary is par below
    layoffs at the time of recession

    salary is par below
    layoffs at the time of recession


  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better compensation when compared to its competitors

    Cons

    Poor Middle management, bad offshore management


  7. "better place to work within the similar companies"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much Work pressure. Salary is ok

    Cons

    medical benefits not upto the mark
    Not much clients

  8. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Smts in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Smts in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    adheres to rules. provides good benefits. Addresses employee needs. has global presence. long running projects. stable work environment. comprehensive health coverage.

    Cons

    indifferent to some employee needs.
    no direct supervision of employees.
    Lacks some industry standard benefits such as stock options and 401 k match

    Advice to Management

    Provide good career growth to employees. Do professional reviews and promote and retain talented employees. offer more incentives to employees


  9. "Syntel Phoenix"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Good client in phoenix and lot of opportunities to learn at this client location

    Cons

    Syntel phoenix onsite leadership team is very bad. One of the senior leader lacks all 3 qualities - passion, talent, and innovation that are in syntel's mission statement. The leader before him left the company for 'unknown' reasons.

    Advice to Management

    This is one of your biggest client. You need to have a senior leader with at least a minimal thought leadership.. at least some one who can communicate well with the client.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growth for passionate individuals"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite has a good compensation. Offshore has good promotion/growth

    Cons

    Politics, Favoritism, Risk taking ability is less, Strategy wise a follower than a leader


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