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Syntel Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
695 Reviews
2.9
695 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
330 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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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 (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.  

    Good one for fresher and for one who wants to go onshore.

    • 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

    This is the place for one who seeks to learn new technologies, means you will get various options to update yourself.
    All who have more than 3yrs of experienced will get onshore opportunity. Work quality is really good.

    Cons

    Its on you to maintain work-life balance, you will get as much work as you want. If you are waiting to get some work in a team, you should not wait to get it. You have to continuously ask for it otherwise after some months you will see yourself in same situation. Don't look for any kind of increment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continuously check that all the members in a team are getting any work or not. Otherwise they eventually get bored and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 .

  6.  

    QA Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Environment and good management

    Cons

    Not applicable since everything is really good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open culture

  7.  

    2.3 years in syntel

    • 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

    No fear of recession, onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    Less compensation, some projects are worst

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    For new joinees and folks less than 8 years experienced, this would be a good company to start as you get very good technical projects.

    Cons

    If you are 10+ experienced and looking for technical role, please avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity on roles of various managers which you have to report to...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Overall good company

    • 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

    Good onsite opportunity.
    Helping people. trainings are not good. You will get onsite very easily in this company.

    Cons

    No work life balance. 9 hours daily attendance.
    No salary hike as per other company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working hours should be flexible.

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