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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Laid off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all. Wish I didnt work for this company

    Cons

    Want to pay you little to nothing. Do not respond well to phone calls or email. HR department is rude and need to get it together. Manager was never at the job site and my project lead did more work than she did.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs work


  2. "Good for Freshers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity will be more

    Cons

    when compared other companies, less pay and no normalization

  3. "Experienced Candidate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite Exposure to for experienced candidates in Emerging Technologies like Devops, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and BOTS.

    Cons

    Compensation and Promotions are contemporary with lot of Jinx attached to each one.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dont Do it"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro was the team I worked with, and the company I was contracted under.

    Cons

    Do not join this company unless your desperate. They do not even pay average wages for the state you live in. Average in my state was 80k got 50k as a senior programmer. Syntel only cares about their bottom line. I only talked to my manager twice in one year. Had 1 1 on 1 with my leader in one year. Everyone on my team left this company. They expect you to be on call and have meetings with offshore at 9pm twice a week, this is not including calls for updates on tech. They treat their outsourcing/visa holders like garbage. On top of everything and the over time, they expect payment months after I quit. They want to sneak around and give bonuses instead of raises. Raises come from a 10k pool for a team of 7. Just don't do it. If your going to be a contractor take your skills somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your teams and you will not loose contracts/contractors.


  5. "A little lost right now... but with potential!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    People are nice, smart and ambitious. The company has potential and a great list of clients.

    Cons

    The systems integration space is highly competitive and it's too easy to become a programming house for clients instead of a partner. Rather than accepting the challenge to evolve during difficult times, Syntel is retracting to the old ways that made it successful. Unfortunately, the old ways aren't going to work and real, authentic thought leadership will be the driver for growth.


  6. "goodd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    implementation testing env culture and more

    Cons

    over time night shift un professional attire


  7. "Syntel Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good if you are looking for early onshore position.

    Cons

    Employee relocation, leave, compensation policies are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on better employee friendly policies.

  8. "Good experience for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Depending on the project, you are exposed to many technologies in different industries.
    - You do not work overtime but this also depends on the project. Pros vary.

    Cons

    - No match for 401K, the health benefits are not good. Syntel really needs to work on this if they want to attract potential employees.
    - Management / HR communication

    Advice to Management

    You need to communicate and inform your employees of what is going on. It seems like the hierarchy of this company is clustered also. Managers need to work on building relationships with there employees and letting them understand how Syntel process works.


  9. "Bad unethical culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a job that pays your bills. Have some good clients that they are working with for long time

    Cons

    If you absolutely need a job then join this company. Company has Cultural and ethical issues. If you are a woman make sure what kind of managers you are going to work with. was taken aback finding some senior managers using abusive language.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t think the company can change anything.Rot is too deep among senior leadership and propagates down.Advise is to respect diversity, respect people and cultures.


  10. "Ethically and morally bankrupt company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there are no pros to working here other than trying to get experience (if you actually work the role you are hired for, which is rare).

    Cons

    Poor treatment of employees especially if you are a woman. Women are a piece of meat to dangle in front of the clients. Absolutely terrible place to work. Management leverages their title to act unethically. Pay is not equivalent to work expected. Also, it is discussed openly internally that Americans do not have the same work ethic as their Indian counterparts.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting with integrity


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