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Syntel New York City Reviews

Updated 17 May 2017
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New York City, NY, US Area (US)

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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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  1. "Good place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Test Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New Technologies
    Take home pay is good

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is important. PLease strive to help maintain that.


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    "Every stereotype of incompetent Indian consulting company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its better than being unemployed or working at Mcdonalds

    Cons

    Take the bottom of market range and subtract 20%, and that's what you'll get offered. In 2017 still offering 13 days Sick/Personal/Vacation, and even that has to be accrued. Healthcare costs are very high and benefits nebulous

    Advice to Management

    Treating US employees like those in India with the same set of benefits is laughable. The moment visa holders understand they are being ripped off, they'll jump ship to a reputable company


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Oranization Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Presence in Quality Client Base.
    Better compensation as compared to Industry peers.
    More Onsite opportunity

    Cons

    Small foot print as compared to Industry peers hence lesser opportunity


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  5. "Great Colleagues, Average Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager/Director in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and great working atmosphere. Most employees are empowered to take such actions as are necessary to ensure enhanced customer satisfaction. In specialized areas, the Company also has cachet and brand equity with many customers. Human Resources and other support organizations are usually very responsive to employees.

    Cons

    The Company has for a while been dressed up to sell in the PE market. Consequentially there's not a great deal of ongoing investment in the employees of the company. Leadership is conscious of it and is therefore not the quickest to listen to employees and their aspirations.

    Advice to Management

    Employees tend to vote with their feet rather than stay and work out their expectations with Leadership.


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    "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the verticals are good like Insurance, BNFS and Retail. Good for freshers. Good Onsite opportunities. But nowadays so many H1 holders are in India due to less projects.

    Cons

    Very bad management. Not at all employee friendly. Good leaders have left the company. Poor HR policies and HR staff doesnt know how to talk.

    Advice to Management

    They should retain good talent and right resources. People are leaving because your pay scale is very less compare to other companies at onsite as well as at offshore.


  7. "Good Company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work ethics. Giving exciting opportunities at early stage of your careers. Management is quite employee friendly

    Cons

    I feel the compensation is average, not that good. Employee need to wait more years for promotion


  8. "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 (US)
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    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


  9. 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 (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    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.


  10. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work life balance here in the company

    Cons

    less career growth here in the company


  11. "Not a Long Term company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will help you move but will tax your relocation when they pay you back. They will try to place on another project when your done with your original project.

    Cons

    The company overall is disorganized and not very trustworthy or loyal to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest to your employees and don't oversell your employees to your vendors.


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