Syntel
2.9 of 5 458 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.9 458 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(218 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worst Company Ever

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Pune

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

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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Dissatisfied with the company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

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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Not Good for IT

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

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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Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood place for self-learning seasons.

ConsVery high chunces you may work smart round the year, meet expectations and more, make clients happy and yet not get what you deserve if you are FEMALE. Look at the male:female ratio at the Syntel onsite positions and roles above AP2/AP3 and you would agree 200% to what I say. Now, don't give me the crap that females are not good at handling onsite position roles. The shines of ego of old Syntel folks are so flashy and Dominant that all your existance appears tiny and is at stake dealing to them - be it professional or personal. Management is biased, always dancing to the rhythm of prevalent "Bias-technology" and not open to prefer or consider female resources for next higher level roles. Often even smart female resources end up being eye-candy to the employee pool with a bonus of poor growth curve and hence are compelled to leave the organisation if seeking career growth. I will always hate the biased growth of scanty people here and will never recommend any friend specially if FEMALE to join this organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of the Bias-technology if Syntel cares to value it's market positon and reputation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Syntel my worst nightmare. People like Srinath Mallya and vijayrangakumar gopalan are making Syntel a bad place.

Test Manager (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsNo pros, absolutely no pros..

ConsLot of HR politics, Company happens to be inclined towards people who do boot licking, Unethical practices followed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart trusting your employees who are in middle management or junior level..The company is biased towards people who are at VP level or above.

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

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not bad

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Syntel full-time

Prosyou will get to learn more

Consloads of work load,no proper management

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Terrible place to work at all levels

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

Pros1. Opportunity to work at Client Side on Onsite locations
...that's about it!!!

Cons1. Not a employee-centric company
2. No growth
3. Poor salaries
4. No company Vision
5. Poor training
6. Worst Management ever.
7. Managers = Ego
8. Poor employee treatment by HR
9. High iteration
10. Has consistently missed company goals in the past 8 years

I am not taking any kind of vendetta here, I have worked for this company for 8 years!! And I know everybody from top to bottom.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat your employees as asset.

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

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if syntel announce its attrition. it would be industry top

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Prosfresher could be lucky to get good oppurtunities

ConsNo access to higher management,

Poor pay scale.

Bad shift allowances.

No fun.

Manager centric

Advice to Senior Managementinitiate reverse feedback process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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a very bad politics is played in the company.

Finance (Former Employee)

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

Prosthere are no pros of the company.

Consbad management, too long stretch, no overtime, no night allowances, less hike, no future, bad pantry, bad cafeteria, internal politics played in the company.

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to give more attention on the above mentioned fields.

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

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Confused between Actual Results and Appraisals, Promotions

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Pros* Overall good systems put in place in terms of Support Functions, Trainings
* STEP and SCALE initiates are good systems, however the actual use is very minimal

Cons* No Direct Connect with Leadership Team, despite insights, Letters, But no hearing or fair play
* STEP and SCALE are in Theory, Practically Have seen it fail in several in Engagements, Instead of Performance, Preference rules :(
* HR Leaders - As expected evaluate performance based on 1 feedback of 365 days with dotted line manager
* Be careful about actual JD and the one put into Hard Copy, 99% chances are that it will vary.
* Babu culture ( Keep your Manager Happy and you will get the best , Always please Manager instead of working Actual Facts Figure Finance details, Risk Ignorance, etc. )

Advice to Senior Management* Please make STEP more meaningful, provide feedback in Quarters instead of all of sudden Appraisals without discussions and release of ratings.
* Please use 360 degrees rating system and publish to Syntelligence ( Intranet ) including Managers, Leaders.
* Give Mid-Senior Management the confidence of Trust, Integrity and Reward N Recognition culture for the ones who highlights RISKS, Bring New Customers
* Please Hire with exact Roles Responsibilities Designation Band Grade, Don't deviate once resource (s ) join and put them under Practice instead of Delivery ( specialized domain area )
* BU Heads Client Partners and Delivery Directors should all treat employees equally irrespective of Cast Creed Religion or Color. There is strong feeling amongst many Senior Level Managers on this.
* Please don't foster culture of favorism, Reward and Appraise on Performance, Feedback, Values instead of Personal Conflicts coming between BU Head and Sr Managers

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

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