Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 09, 2014
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2.9 536 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term(in 66 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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    Dont join in USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsUS 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 Senior ManagementValue 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLess 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 Senior ManagementTerminating 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worse culture ever

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsSalary is at par with others

    ConsHorrible 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 Senior Managementshow some basic human consideration to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Policies cannot get more illogical than this

    Business Development Manager/Director (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

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

    Consno 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 Senior Managementshould take care of employees a little

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Shamless, miser, cheap company

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

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

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementBharat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company Ever

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Pune (India)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meat grinder... but might be right for some

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Opportunity to travel.

    ConsAntiquated 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 Senior ManagementSupport 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ChEATERs for the fullest

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Troy, MI (US)

    Prosnone... it doesnt have any to say

    Consworst humans of its kind

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using Desi tactics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Good for IT

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood 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 Senior ManagementAt least provide literate and better transport system

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissatisfied with the company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsNo work thats the only pro here

    ConsAs a fresher you will be trained on JAVA/ .NET but you will be deployed in manual testing or production support project, No salary benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementPDAC team should start working

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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