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Syntel Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Was better before"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Onshore chances are bright. Thats only one good part i could think off. Is good if you already are a GC or citizen.

    Cons

    Management needs to think more for employees.
    Salaries of the employees should be better. Its high time to take care of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees. And start processing GC. You lost all good people just for GC


  2. "Worst ever company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros as per me

    Cons

    Worst management ..
    No growth
    No long term plans
    Just works as a manpower supply
    Managers are having very poor skills interma of company growth .
    From years they are trying to reach 1 billion from 920 millions but they are unable to do so and as per me they will never touch it

    Advice to Management

    Try to be think in long term perspective don't be happy with sort term plans and progress


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, Flexible, Onsite, Oppurtunity, Learning.

    Cons

    There are no specific cons. I enjoyed the time i worked here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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  5. "Good onsite opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Developer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities but in selected projects

    Cons

    Allocations are done totally random without any technical relevance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Illegally claim money from employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Good Onsite opportunity
    * Good infrastructure
    * Good onsite healthcare insurance plan (esp. for maternity)

    Cons

    * Your growth depends on how well you polish your managers
    * You need to sign a Rs. 5 lakh bond if you want to travel onsite. This was 2.5 lakh initially but now increased after the new H1B fee revision came in. They verbally say we are spending a lot on you and your visa. But they are making 10 times of that amount after sending you onsite by paying you the bare minimum wage in US(However last year they increased a bit and now the min wage given is 61k per annum).
    * If you resign from the company, they won't give you the relieving letters without paying 5 lakhs(Around $8000) back to them which will spoil all your dreams.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your biggest asset. Don't force them to stick with you by creating regulations. Make them stick to you by treating them well.
    If you were nice enough, people woudn't have left in large numbers and you woudn't have had to tie them in with bonds.


  7. "worst place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great to get your feet into the industry, but get out as quick as possible. you will always get paid even if you are not working.

    Cons

    can not be place on projects. even when you get a project it takes them months to begin working on something. I moved multiple times for new clients and never actually worked on anything. then once I was set i got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    learn to get correct contracts


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. "Syntel Project Lead 1 salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "not too good to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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