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Syntel Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Ab initio Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Abinitio Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Abinitio Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work and lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Need proper recognition at employee level

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal priority


  2. "Excellent company to start with for beginners and good money for Laterals."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early exposure to Clients.
    Early exposure to Development and Responsibilities.
    Lot of opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Limited clients and lesser opportunities to change technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Create a innovation group where bench employees could learn and innovate new technologies as per market trends.


  3. "Senior Project Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Company to grow with.
    Very good learning oppurtuinties.

    Cons

    Poor packages and high work pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Learn saying 'No' to client when required.


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  5. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good place for entry level engineers
    professional management
    best place to work for

    Cons

    management can be better
    aggressive timelines management can be better
    aggressive timelines


  6. "Not recommended for Smart workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Onsite is the only good thing about this company.
    Pune office is at good location

    Cons

    People are biased towards others from their regions
    Working on old technologies
    Not given opportunities within the same organization.
    Compensations are not at all competitive

    Advice to Management

    Please be thoughtful about employees
    Packages are not good, time to revisit them
    Time to re-structure your higher management, they take the company for granted


  7. "Good for interns and not for Experienced."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company provided a better package than other companies in the market.

    Cons

    No better org structure. The management wanted to make profit any way even if it is wrong by billing the customer incorrectly. The management lacked values and other than the salary the benefits were not good at all when compared to the other companies in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Please have some core values to be followed and provide some good benefits to the employees.


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    "Bad Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Syntel India ...good would not recommend Syntel US

    Cons

    I have been working with this company since last 5.6 yrs ,Initially working from offshore (india),As soon as I was deputed onsite things started messing up ,in every 2-3 months my pay was revised and than I have to fight with finance team,HR and than again its revised.

    Seems there is no sync between finance,HR and Onsite Deputation team,

    They just depute employees for client billability without even understanding the core skills of resource,despite of being a Cloud computing/windows guy ,I have been working as BSA(business system analyst) for current role,

    for one of their client I have told to learn primavera than after 3 weeks I have been told to learn oracle DB and than after 2 weeks JAVA and after 2 weeks Citrix and list goes on and than after few months they expect me to be at Advance level in all technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Identify resource core skills


  9. "Poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Visa creation process is Good

    Cons

    company policies are Bad. No Work Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Management themselves should be reshuffled


  10. Helpful (3)

    "DO NOT JOIN!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro is that you can get to onsite real fast. This is a con for resources under 3 yrs exp.

    Cons

    The list is never ending. Would have given -5 stars if available.

    1. No Benefits for resources
    2. No one cares what the resource has in his plate.
    3. Politics start at the lead level itself and they set a very bad example to all
    4. Pathetic medical benefits
    5. You are a slave to the client as Syntel is so.
    6. Very bad Management team. The worse is at the top and it goes till the CEO who does not even know how to answer a straight forward question in his town-halls.
    7. No Job security.
    8. Work life balance is a joke. DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can change them and they are arrogant enough to not listen.


  11. "You'll grow if you show results"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty stable company for good performers, as long as the client is appreciative of your job
    If you are a top performer and want to grow then the organization will throw plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Lower than industry standard pay
    Mediocre mid-senior level
    The internal process are still under-construction


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