Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 July 2014
Updated 31 July 2014
566 Reviews
3.0
566 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
270 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Discriminating managers and treat you like a cash cow.

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing I can really think of

    Cons

    Desi Mangers. They suck the last drop of your energy and hectic work culture
    Poor Onsite offshore model. Expected to work beyond 10 hours a day
    No shares or bonus.
    No GC processing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dont join in USA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will get your salary delayed by 10 days but you will get it.

    Cons

    US hires are treated bad by all staff as they earn more money. Very bad health insurance. Too much politics, people go to an extent to sabotaging projects to prove they are valuable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the resources who deliver, try to reduce politics. Try to eliminate Syntel Inc and LTD differentiation of employees. Inc Employees are treated as second class citizen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    good salary. Everything is good until you are on a project.Insurance plan for US hires is good for bachelors..not for family

    Cons

    Less projects.Once you are out of project..they will force you to join any project even not matching with your profile. They will simply terminate you if you spend more than two weeks on bench.H1B will be screwed up and you have to go back to India.No concept of employing US hires to india.HR just lie at time of recruitment.They never want to co-operate with you to get a new project or at least hold your H1B until you find a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminating in US can ruin someone's whole US career.Please be respectful to the employees who leave big companies in USA and join you.Your HRs simply lie at time of recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worse culture ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is at par with others

    Cons

    Horrible work culture.
    Command and control type of bosses
    the work is a mess. no one has any idea of what is to be done.
    all issues are resolved by fighting.
    Loudest voice wins argument and work will proceed accordingly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show some basic human consideration to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Policies cannot get more illogical than this

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    if you are lucky to get a good manager, then good else god save you

    Cons

    no clear policy for promotion or pay hike
    career doesn't go anywhere after a while..
    only way to grow is towards management
    always short on staffing, too much pressure on few good performers
    No good vision from the leadership
    usually no correlation between performance and promotion
    not much benefit in terms of health care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should take care of employees a little

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Shamless, miser, cheap company

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    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal growth - negative
    perks - worst than a begger
    company values - worthless values

    Cons

    This company asked me to pay for 69 extra days of leave mentioning I have utilized more than 65 days which was mine leave, while in my latest three paystubs, the leave was showing 120 days. How they have calculated they only knows. A third graded Indian consultancy firm claiming they are a reputed US company.
    Cheapest of all policies are been kept, not to pay the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bharat Desai, should see the policies for the employees and for the company. Since he is checking the revenue, which is nothing but a profit cut from the employees benefits and reimbursements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Company Ever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only good for freshers, consider they leave this organization almost after 1year. apart from that...!!!!

    Cons

    For me its worst experience ever, Management are not capable enough to manage their team as well as Project. No corporate values only politics. Less salary, Policies are not employee Friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Meat grinder... but might be right for some

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Antiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc...

    Encourage employee accountability.

    Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ChEATERs for the fullest

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    none... it doesnt have any to say

    Cons

    worst humans of its kind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using Desi tactics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Good for IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities,
    A few good development projects

    Cons

    - Worst Transport facility , illiterate and quarrelsome bus, cab and management. Cabs n buses condition is worst.
    - Below poor hikes.
    - Regional nepotism and politics at its core, no professionalism in work.
    - Employee are forced to do Manager's personnel work apart from assigned work .
    - Talent won't stay for more than 1 or 2 years.
    - Extra allowance, Awards n hike totally depends on Manager's will and mode and not on emp performance.
    - Egoistic managers and careless towards employees below them.
    - Overtime is there most of the time. People hardly leave on standard business hours.
    - Regional language is mostly used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least provide literate and better transport system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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