Syntel
2.9 of 5 462 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 462 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(220 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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Was there less than one year. Was laid off.

Editor (Former Employee)
Cary, NC (US)

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

ProsGood co-workers. Great middle management overseeing things.

ConsIt was a cube farm. The people they chose to layoff vs. who they kept was very curious.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Tech Lead (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsEasy technical interview to crack

ConsWorst management to deal with

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company
Onsite opportunities
Learning is good

Consmostly a support & maintenance of the system NOT much Development
Politics is too much

Advice to Senior Managementprofessionalism required

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

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Lead/Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsSyntel is a company that provides good opportunities and good life and work balance.

ConsSyntel is a company where you can not find the employees or senior management so friendly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience, a lot of exposure, good place to work'

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsLot of Exposure, a lot of opportunity to grow withing an organization

ConsSome times it goes overboard to please the customer with their ambitious estimates. A good thing for their customers but not so good for the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more on buffer resources.

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

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Meat grinder... but might be right for some

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay. Opportunity to travel.

ConsAntiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc...

Encourage employee accountability.

Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.

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

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Think it's gets better soon

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsGood to start your career as a fresher , but dont consider for long run

Consvery less increment
HR policy changes time to time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsBetter project, better client and work

ConsLess salary and Mismanagement, employee wise rules changes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExperience Good work life balance

ConsPoor management and personal growth

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood opportunities within company, good growth

Conspolicies needs to be reviewed

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

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