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Syntel Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "Very good Employee friendly company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Can be still more structured


  2. "Very Good Learning place if you have potential and passing to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free to share your views and suggestion. You are the owner of your suggestions and let other follow. Very Good clients.

    Cons

    Not able to retain strong technical resources.

    Advice to Management

    Try really hard not just speeches fake announcements to retain your good resources. You have to remove garbage resources time to time to maintain the quality.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "So So company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is good. Some of the projects are also good. There are lot of opportunities to learn new technologies if you are interested but it depends which team you are part of .

    Cons

    People who are hired in the US are not given given the promotions at all. Apparently, if the client manager does not increase the rate/hr, forget bout any raise.


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    "if you have any other options, AVOID."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire anyone with a degree and a pulse. Low expectations for actual work quality. You will not be scrutinized. Bench pay, with an HR dept based in India that doesn't pay attention. You can sit on bench, paid in full while Syntel forgets you exist. That will go for approx. 6 months, then they will fire you since Syntel is unable to close new clients due to poor reputation and the fact the engagement managers sell only on price, literally the only benefit Syntel touts to the prospective client is that they are CHEAP, and even that isn't attractive since companies see Syntel as junk.

    You won't develop many, if any relationships with upper managers, you save $$$ at Christmas time.

    Cons

    TL;DR-AVOID THIS PLACE IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER CAREER OPTIONS! YOU WILL NOT DEVELOP YOURSELF HERE NEARLY AS WELL AS YOU WOULD WITH A REAL, LEGITIMATE IT SERVICING COMPANY.

    Synel is basically an overseas body shop operation, designed to flood corporations with cheap, overrated, underskilled labor thru H1B's. You are nothing but something to be controlled, an asset.

    They literally have zero respect for any personal life you may have- If you get hired, they will assume you willing to move across the country, literally with less than 7 days notice. Same with reassignments you are offered.

    The "training" they offer is just enough to make it seem you have been exposed to the technologies in question; like all body shops they hope the employer will teach you as you go,

    Poorly conducted mandatory training done by teleconference, an India convenient hours (Sunday, 11PM for instance) are common. They have zero respect for your off time, that's how it works there. Since the staff is over 1/2 H1B, that means they treat the employees like Indian employees, which is what you lumped in with, so don't expect anyone to listen to you, or care about your needs.

    No 401K match
    Expensive benefits
    Expect to be fought with for anything you need, including harassed for PTO.
    No one has the experience they claim.

    Unstructured, unclear plans for future growth. The management will not discuss any plans with you for anything, they just expect you to be ready the SECOND they say something, nevermind if you have a family, a house, or things to move, literally.

    "Project Managers" with no experience successfully leading projects, the only thing they know is to try to appease the company manager they are being bullied by- never stick up for the employee when the company tries to demand more work out of scope. Because they have zero experience, and zero fortitude to tell the client when they are out of scope, you wind up overworked, with shorter deadline, and in an environment where there is no planning, no defined goal and nothing but infighting due to no one being able to devise a plan- remember few have done this before. Fear the client, never say no, bully the subordinate into unreasonable requests to appease said client.

    I know of people who work who have been separated from their children since the only jobs Syntel was able to find them were on an opposite coast- move there, or be pressured to leave, or get fired. To hell with your family, they don't care. They do this since they are incapable of finding new business local to your employees- even the "low price" thing companies are hip to, and they aren't biting anymore. I

     have seen Syntel move employees across the country on the promise of a long term gig (H1B). - Employee moves on short notice, disrupting their life and their family, incurring massive expenses, then the gig dies within 30 days- the employee had to go back to India since they couldn't find another gig. Totally inhuman move.

    When syntel goes to trade shows, they walk up to potential companies, ask them what they are paying for H1B's and go "we can cut it in 1/2"- that's the entire sales pitch to accept Syntel, nothing else. It's about cheap labor, that may or may not work as advertised.

    Future employers will either not know Syntel, or if they do, they will suspect your skillset, which you will have to develop entirely on your own since you were hyped up to get jobs before. They will allow you to fraud your resume to get potential clients to sign you up.

    My time there was like I lost 2 years, what I know was easily obtainable in a few days in an organized environment; I feel like my professional growth was actually stunted compared to others starting with other firms.

    Syntel is the stingiest company I have ever worked for, and their work is just a sham. If you go there, be prepared to be harassed, learn nothing, and not to be taken seriously in eyes of future employers.

    If you do go there, do it for the $$$ but take any other offer in the IT sphere when you are offered. This is just a H1B sweatshop.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your engagement managers, quit selling on price only, if you can.


  6. "Worst place to work"

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


  7. "Abinitio developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Abinitio Project Lead in Collierville, TN
    Current Employee - Abinitio Project Lead in Collierville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to sharpen technical skills

    Cons

    Onsite health insurance could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Probably would update when i become an manager


  8. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Better Working Environment
    Knowledge Transition Classes

    Cons

    No proper assignment to project as per skill sets

    Advice to Management

    Please look for compatible recruitment in projects


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Well....it's a start."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Syntel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow in the industry

    Cons

    Not much direction as to where you'll end up location or department. You must be very flexible as a fresher and prepare for change at anytime. Decisions are abrupt and seem unprofessional when you're on the reviving end of company mistakes


  10. "reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good place to learn and grow, onsite opportunities are really good for good talents.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention anything specific

    Advice to Management

    Continue being employee friendly


  11. "Ok place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to learn and grow. Good place for freshers and trainees to begin their carrier.

    Cons

    Horrible planing process. Should spend more time planning and designing the project. There are many instance managers dont plan well and.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to your employees. Should encourage people to take up new porject on regular time.



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