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Syntel Reviews

Updated 21 February, 2015
Updated 21 February, 2015
146 Reviews
4.0
146 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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146 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 reviews)

  • Work life balance is excellent as they rarely require you to stay over time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Career opportunities, great culture and growth potential

    Cons

    Not much coverage in countries other than US

  2.  

    Awesome company

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

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good worklife balance. Nice place to work. Great place to learn the process of software testing.

    Cons

    Hike. Work timing is not very flexible. Don't have place to play .

  3.  

    Very good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    very good scope for learning as a fresher and very nice starting salaries along with good onsite opportunity as the HQ is in USA.

    Cons

    work life balance is bad at some projects depends on your manager and the client you are working for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional testing services and support jobs

    Cons

    little push to innovation missing in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize on innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good for high pressure intense learning

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    Role flexibility
    Good growth in niche technology practices
    Good place for ambitious, aspirational people

    Cons

    Low performers play dirty politics to sabotage efforts of high performing individuals
    Rampant regionalism, favoritism
    Retention policy only exists for extremely motivated and high performing people
    Little synergy, lots of squabbling between teams and practices
    Low benefits, incentives, quantum of variable pay always on lower side
    People driven and not process driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Processes exist but only to pay lip service
    Scope of retention policy needs to be extended beyond the currently (very few) high performing individuals, keep company profile in mind - service oriented companies need to retain moderate performers as well (in a non-recessive market)
    HR needs to be a lot more receptive
    Provide better benefits, incentives; increase quantum of variable pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best company to work

    • 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

    Pros

    you will learn new opportunity

    Cons

    Not good for experience guys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing partiality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for laterals

    • 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

    Pros

    Good package, Opportunities, Flexible time.

    Cons

    Not so good health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look into providing better Health benefits in US for its deputed and INC employees. Most of the benefits are useless when really required.

  9.  

    Company Reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Good management
    Faster Recruitment process

    Cons

    The internal company sites are not integrated and difficult for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for new learnings and employers growth

    • 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

    Pros

    Best place to start the career as software engineer

    Cons

    much cons are not available .As of now its doing exceptionally well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its doing best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Working with Syntel KPO was very really nice.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn and acquire professional skills. Very nice company culture and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Promotion rate is very low as well as salary hike is also dissatisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people like castles. Pick wisely and give them full credibility.

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