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Syntel Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free paychecks while sitting on the bench for 6 months.

    Cons

    Lack of management, they expect you to know everything when the position is entry level. Training is when you sit on the computer and teach yourself with no guidance. When you get place on a project, theres no support. The HR consider us as business, were here to make a profit. There's no culture, no communication between HR or project manager. Worst company I have ever work for. almost 99% Senior Leader are Indians, so career growth is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO who willing to focus on building a diversity and culture.


  2. "Who do you work for?"

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    There are no positive things I am able to say about this company.

    Cons

    Redundant complexity in work reporting.
    Inability to communicate expectations is a timely manner.
    Poor HR practices including lack of documentation and proper procedure.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your managers can communicate to all of their employees. Improve your HR practices and documentation for employ expectations.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Only favoritism and no value for quality"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Back in the days.. good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Only favoritism is valued for promotion and next level opportunities
    Seniority and quality work is of no value
    Loosing client confidence.. not a preferred vendor for lots of portfolios
    Leadership thinks they still have control on client side but actually they don't
    Lack of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    High time to wake up and start taking care of your senior resources who really wish well for the company and brings real business instead of manipulative EMs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive comes to mind

    Cons

    They have no respect for your time or efforts. You are a number to them and nothing more. Run far and away.

    Advice to Management

    You should really try to understand where you are doing business and the cost of doing business there.


  5. "Corporate Sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are on a good account with high visibility, there is a chance to create a great relationships with client

    Cons

    - Poor management and lack of leadership, Communication is horrible
    - If you reach out to any support group (HR, Helpdesk) get ready to hear a scripted response. It takes multiple frustrating rounds of emails and phone calls to resolve anything


  6. "Programmer Analyst Position"

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Excellent opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    They do not sponsor green card

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to management


  7. "Good learning Curve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Work space, knowledge, Culture, Onsite Opportunities

    Cons

    Compensation, management, Notice period, thats it

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, this job is horrible

    Cons

    You'll have to constantly move, there is no culture, no diversity, no mobility, unreasonable management, 50k as an engineer? Are you kidding?!! HR sucks with exception of a few people.

    Advice to Management

    Fair pay, build culture, don't expect me to move my life for 50k


  9. "Salary"

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    They do not sponsor green card.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Absolutely terrible"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not really anything at all; my experience at Syntel was overall pretty terrible and I don't have anything positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    I was hired at a time when the company would have known there would be no positions open at the location I applied for and proceeded to string me along for eight months before threatening to fire me if I didn't relocate to another location in a week. On top of that, if I had done so, the company would have been able to keep moving me in order to build up the debt I would have owed them for relocation fees! Communication with my assigned manager was absolutely terrible; he almost never returned my calls or emails, and when he did, the replies were incredibly vague and generic. Additionally, I was never given any point of contact in the company outside of the one manager, so most of the time I had absolutely no idea what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together! Focus on more clear and frequent communication with your employees so that they aren't left in the dark wondering if they've been abandoned or not. Don't hire someone with the promise of a job if you're in a down year in that location.


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