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Syntel Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. "worst place to work"

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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


  2. "Quality assurance tester"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tester
    Current Employee - Tester
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a start on an IT career with no experience

    Cons

    EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. No resposiblity for managers or accountability for failure to get tasks done, but employee will get all kinds of flack. Hard to get into projects and often times asked to move to another city or risk being fired. Internal employee websites are garbage. Get in and get out is my best suggestion

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and look deep into why the company is heading down hill

  3. "Ok Ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    good start up company can grow up to certain level

    Cons

    No growth as organization itself not growing

    Advice to Management

    Should hold and retain the talent and key contributors those really makes the difference


  4. "Decent place to get experience for resume, get out ASAP"

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Decent place for people needing experience

    Cons

    -Abominable internal systems, "Syntelligence" was universally despised for its clunky interface and difficulty. Keep in mind that these are tech-oriented people, so Syntel either needs to acknowledge that 1) their systems stink or 2) they hire incompetent people
    -They require you to submit proof (i.e. a bill) in order to have your own address changed in the system. Makes moving an even greater hassle.
    -Terrible "help" desk - phone operators obviously are only concerned with getting off the phone. Electronic ticket submissions require tentativeness - nearly every time the first response was basically "nope, what happened was correct"
    -Incompetent (possibly deliberately) HR - anything important to the company (compliance emails) was easily handled through an email subject line. Anything important to employees (benefit enrollment, etc) had to be done through Syntel's horrific internal systems
    -Get in the way of work for client
    -Oddly OK with American employees on bench - business model seems to be to hire the bare minimum number of Americans in order to bring the maximum number of Indian employees over
    -Seemingly unscrupulous behavior with MTO (PTO) disappearing (happened to me several times, and to several coworkers)
    -Terrible internal systems make taking advantage of benefits very difficult, presumably deliberately (fitness reimbursement, moving reimbursement etc)
    -No 401K match

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your internal systems to show you actually care about happy employees. Stay out of the way of employees placed on a project.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do It!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience for beginners and decent pay.

    Cons

    Long hours and grunt work projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your American employees in the loop.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syntel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was always on time.

    Cons

    Company is so large that employees are treated as numbers and aren't cared about.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst of all Indian companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite Opportunity, other than that nothing else

    Cons

    You can see the localism
    The salaries are worst
    Work culture is worst
    Whole culture is worst
    You need to slurp the managers to get hike, they are not based on your work ethic
    Finally when you move out they will ask to pay 5Lacs if you resign or else they wont give you the Experience letters

    Advice to Management

    Don't do all these backward stuff, You need to gain your employees by trust and satisfaction not by squeezing them for money.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst Programmer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 'looking' campuses (Means nothing for the employees, means woow for the customer)

    Top class clients (Means good onsite opportunity and brand value)

    Cons

    - Felt like lower level employees are treated disgustingly different in a bad way.
    - Every process is a headache. Sometimes approvals go all the way to the Senior VP for your minor taxi re-imbursment.
    - A tiny 1000sq ft library for 7000+ employees in Pune
    - If you are good at any automation technology and good at politics this might be a good place for you or else good luck
    - The company is confused where it is heading,the CEO resigned nobody knows for what reason, feels like decisions are dictated by just one person and you know who
    - The employee crowd is definitely insular (Non-Cosmo). Office locations are Gurgaon(majority north Indians), Chennai(majority south Indians), Pune/Mumbai(majority Maharashtrians). If you are among minority in these locations, its very hard to gel and work as team.

    Advice to Management

    Human resource do not communicate well to with employees. Yes, we employees like being pampered with smooth processes and bigger libraries
    Hire mixed crowd at mixed locations to encourage mixed culture


  9. "Worst place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No best reason to work with Syntel

    Cons

    this company is not the employee friendly and after joining the company in USA you will never see syntel managers or HR
    Syntel do not have any reputation with the client


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad company to work with"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BSA in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - BSA in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company. Don't ever join them.

    Cons

    Syntel does not pay attention to the issues raised by the employees.
    If you are on bench, your chances of getting a project depends on how good your relations are with Senior people in the company.
    People who are good at buttering people(managers & above) do excel in this company.
    HR managers are rude, unprofessional (you get to see this side after once you are on-boarded)
    They don't pay final settlement unless several reminders are sent to them.
    Their reimbursement policy is horrible, it requires 7-8 approvals and God forbid, if any approver rejects due to his lack of knowledge, you need to re-do the entire process again.

    Advice to Management

    Hire educated, civilized, polite and professionals at all level especially senior management and HR, PDAC


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