Syntel Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Good onsite opportunities with worst HR people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. You can showcase your talent and get recognized
    2. Good chance to get onsite opportunities as compare to rest of service companies.
    3. As lateral hire you can bargain on salary as much you want.

    Cons

    1. Top most point would be worst kind of HR people I have ever encountered in my professional life. They simply behave class room teachers and reason is senior management support them.
    For example if HR teams drop a broadcast mail for town hall, it is expected that everyone gone through that mail. If any employee has some deliverable then it is obvious that he/she will not go, but stupid HR people will come on floor and start behaving like teacher to make sure you leave all work, attend town hall. I didn't understand which university gave them Master's Degree or whether they know meaning of professionalism or not.
    2. Lot of testing manager came into development project and their simple calculation goes like if 6 people can do a work in 4 days then induct 12 people(6 more fresher) and get work done in 2 days... :-)
    3. To win projects, sales guys commit like anything to client without proper estimations.
    I saw project estimation without requirement also, kind of abstract requirement like need to create webservice.
    4. There are only 2 kind of people in Syntel, who enjoys life as well as office and another one for whom work life balance goes on toss.
    5. Hardly any employee friendly policy.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as management hardly listen to employees.

  2. sales direcotor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good technical skills
    great offshore facilities and centres

    Cons

    Lots of politics and poor work culture
    Treat employees badly witn no work life balance
    Poor compensation
    dont pay incentives

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and transparent with your staff

  3. Good exposure to work with clients if you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    if you perform better you will rewarded in all aspects of position and work.

    Cons

    have many to one relation , i.e many managers manager single resource , good for freshers and managers

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  5. Okay Company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, less management overheads, good work life balance

    Cons

    Policies are not employee centric.. Internal process are not transparent or even followed completely..

    Advice to Management

    Build a Brand by supporting employee by better pay structure, timely promotions. Start applying Green cards for deserving employee so that they can stay with you for longer period of tie..

  6. Mixed. Policies are very inconsistent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to different things. Can learn lot of new things. Good on-site opportunities.
    Work life based on project to project.

    Cons

    Always driven by some mandate without understanding client or employee needs.
    At manger level it's all about resourcing, data collection instead of actual project management

    Advice to Management

    Be client centric and don't focus on only internal numbers

  7. Good Company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am Able to take decisions

    Cons

    Strong Solutions are required. Investment is needed

    Advice to Management

    Great Job in growing the company

  8. Excellent opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Right place for people who wants to grow quickly
    great onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Average variable payouts
    More focus on Mumbai and Pune than Chennai

  9. Very good for resourceful freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Informatica ETL Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Informatica ETL Developer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You will get chance to learn new technologies and contribute more as a fresher/trainee than many other companies of similar size and stature.

    Cons

    Remuneration is not competitive to other companies of similar size and stature

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, proportional to the amount of work one does.

  10. Satisfied!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Syntel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good package for US hire. Interview process will happen more quickly.

    Cons

    No 401k match
    NO Green card sponsorship. Even they told will do after 1 yr but no progress.

    Advice to Management

    Have to sponsor GC after 1 yr atleast. That will make ppl to stay for long term

  11. Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company to work & grow

    Cons

    Internal business process are ridget

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