Syntel
2.9 of 5 465 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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2.9 465 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(223 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Also there are good onsite opportunities if you have a not too bad fortune"
    in 54 reviews
  • "Good work environment , excellent client exposure"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance, Promotion is opportunity based not Rating based"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Long working hours no work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
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Good Company If you are in good Account

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsOnsite Opportunity,You will have good growth rate If you are working on good project.

ConsPolitics,Senior managers sometimes play politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Organization

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsGood growth, good infra, good culture

Consprocess handling is not good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good with perfect work and personal life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel full-time

ProsEnvironment is awesome,Good campus and training programs.Good work culture

Conscompensation and Benifits are to be improved

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A company for people

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsThis is my experience:
Onsite opportunities are good.
Learning opportunities

ConsVery bad politics.
Management not that

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Learned many things at freshers level.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsGood opportunity to learn new technologies, at freshers level.

ConsIt's your luck, which project you get at freshers level. So luck matters, rather than your interest and talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove hiring process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Policies cannot get more illogical than this

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

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

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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Good ... work and life balance

Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

Prosgood number of leaves
Good projects in Banking and finance sector

ConsNone .. atleast i dint see any

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work and fellow people are really good.

ConsManagement needs to improve especially VP's and above.

Advice to Senior ManagementBiased management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shamless, miser, cheap company

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

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

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)

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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