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Syntel Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Good company, helpful people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good company, helpful people,

    Cons

    Lacks processes, old leaders and old mindset,

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D, shuffle leaders as their brains rust after sometime (Dont make them secure at one positions for years)


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have long term projects

    Cons

    Benefits are not as expected


  3. "Not much to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Analyst
    Current Employee - Test Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Couldn't find much. Just that if you are lazy and looking for retirement, join this company and enjoy

    Cons

    No transparency , slow & ignorant management.


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  5. "Working as project lead designition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Collierville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Collierville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Company is having good client relationships.Can improve in process and other abilities to bring up resources.And also more clients have to grab in future ti become more standard company

    Cons

    Have to be more good in employee benefits.Need to more standardised process in the company.Skills should be improved and trainings should conduct . More Manager and team relationships should improve.

    Advice to Management

    No


  6. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good learning experience. abundant onsite opportunity

    Cons

    Need to be in good books of your manager


  7. "Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Policies were ok and fine.
    HR was ok
    fine

    Cons

    nothing to share as such


  8. "Syntel - Not Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Good for Freshers and experirence they give a lot of oppurtunity learn a lot of new technologies Early in their career

    Cons

    Fixed Bid projects do not follow any process
    Aggressive Deadlines for Development projects

    Advice to Management

    Please follow some level of process when the project is completely owned by syntel


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QA Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Test Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - QA Test Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Starting company for freshers.

    Cons

    No opportunities to learn & scale.

    Advice to Management

    Provide with opportunities to learn.


  10. "Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and good medical coverage

    Cons

    no growth in technology and no chance to learn new tech


  11. "Domestic Campus Hire. It's a good first job. Try to stay there more than a year. Maybe not two."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The pay and benefits are modest, but decent. This is a great starter job and after a years' probation, the pay is competitive (campus hires start at 50k, get bumped to 57k in a year).
    * They will train you and there will be a project for you. It will require a lot of moving but you get to see the country. If there is no project for you, they will keep paying you "on the bench". You will then, provided there is not much turmoil, be allowed to stay on bench for about 6 months and perhaps a year.
    * They will always find a way to use you. Even if you are sent to a project that is behind and they are looking for veteran super stars, they will make you into a Sys Admin and will slowly work you into a hard technical position. You just have to be patient.
    *The training accommodations are reasonable. You stay in a motel with a kitchenette and get to train in a nice hotel. Very easy to navigate.

    Cons

    * They may act as if there is a plan when there is no plan. You think you will be staying in Phoenix and then move you to Kansas City just as you were getting used to living in Phoenix. There has been improvements with this process lately.
    * If your project ends early and the company has further projects, you will basically be indefinitely suspended but with pay. Its called a "bench" program. This is traditional practice in large Indian Consultant firms. Many US firms just tell you to get Unemployment while they continue to pay for your insurance. It's very hard not to worry during this time.
    * It could take up to six months to get your reimbursements back. from moving. Make sure you ask plenty of questions during each relocation and get as many things in writing as possible.
    * They sometimes can throw you to the wolves at a new project and you might be working 60 hour weeks until you are finally able to put out the fire or they move you on to something easier.
    *As a campus hire, they might send you back to the same project if they bench you too early and many companies won't allow that.

    Advice to Management

    When you act like a plan when there is no plan, it makes people feel like they can't trust you. Maybe that is better than the alternative.



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