Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee 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.  

    Typical consulting role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Just a job to have

    Cons

    Low pay, no growth and lack of professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to give before take

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfactory and full of learnings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small company - you get to work on your own projects, lead projects and onsite opportunities are pretty good. Transparency with managers and leads and you get equal chance to put your ideas on the table. Company awards quarterly to associates who rigorously follow company values.

    Cons

    Fixed benefits/salary to all associates on the same level at onsite which doesn't change if you are not promoted. It's difficult to get time-off and extra hour credits at onsite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical Exposure
    Quick Recognition
    Comparatively quick onsite opportunity
    More Visibility

    Cons

    Process are something not everywhere in projects
    onsite policies are least employee friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it mandatory to all projects to follow process for standardization.
    Awards should have some really standards not just because favouritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    call from company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    you will get a call

    Cons

    but they take lot of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better if conformation and call letter are mailed soon

  7.  

    Good employer to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Environment, personal growth, various projects, different locations, helpful management

    Cons

    Slow carrier growth, lack of training / opportunities, time-off policies, favourism !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a management layer to mid and low level sections. Good Luck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work ...

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

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

    Pros

    Huge onsite opportunity
    work life balance
    no micro management
    good infrastructure
    managers are friendly but again depends on individuals

    Cons

    compensation is less not a pay master ..you have to complete 9 hours daily

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ED

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great freedom to execute the plans that are felt right for the Client and company. Good scope for growth and performance recognized by my managers.

    Cons

    People facuing Client have burden to drive end to end and at times Client facing role people are over burdened. Having said this provides learning opportunity too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Containing attrition of core team may help faster growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as test Engg. for around initial 3 Years of my career

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good Onsite opportunity
    2. Good learning
    3. Good Infrastructure
    4. Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. All locations are in south India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should open a campus in NCR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel for more than a year

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Work ecperience at statestreet syntel was good .but with vert bad expreience also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure change,bad cafeteria for night shifts.

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