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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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsCareer opportunities, great culture and growth potential

ConsNot much coverage in countries other than US

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It is good for people who doesnt want any growth. Dont expect anything much...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Pros* Salaries are the best i believe, exp people get more % than other companies in the industry in annual appraisal.
* 33 leaves per annum
* As everyone knows , nice onsite oppurtunities

Cons* Less hikes to people who have joined from start in syntel.
* Everyone think of going onsite but after going there you will responsible for 'n' number of projects.

Advice to Senior Management* Try to give equal share and normalize people salary and grade,band by talent

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

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Good work environment

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsGood work environment , excellent client exposure

ConsSalary package comparatively little low

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company to work if working for good client

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

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Great place to work when starting your career

Test Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsGreat onsite opportunities, Good technical projects, Good offshore physical infrastructure for a medium sized company

ConsLow Pay, Policies are not employee friendly, Career growth is very slow, People oriented rather than process oriented

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be atleast on par/competitive with the industry, work-life balance should be encouraged & employees should be valued in terms of policies

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

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Its still early days but people are accomodating and helpful

Assistant Manager PreSales (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsGrowing comapny means a lot of opportunities
At a mid senior level, great decsion taking freedom provided
Growth prospects look bright
A lot of attention is given to processes however it is still flexible

ConsSomewhat unstructured.
Due to multiple vetrans of the industry work here, ego issues creep up from time to time
Getting connected to the right people is somewhat necessary for growth.
Too many internal IT systems make it difficult to raise tickets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to build a good career

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsBrand image
Onsite Opportunities are more
Job Safety

ConsNo Promotions
No WFH Option
Chennai Management is worst

Advice to Senior ManagementNot interested

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company to work with if you're in the right project

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpportunity for both learning and travel to onsite

ConsNone, unless you end up in a project where scope for learning or travel is not there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It all depends on your luck

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel full-time

ProsIf you get good project, you enjoy working here. Also there are more projects which has maximum percentage of onsite positions. In other words, they have 60-40 model. So you definitely get chance to go to onsite.

ConsIn some projects, you have to work like 15-20 hours which kills your social and family life. Also some HR policies really sucks.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more importance to employee than your billion dream.

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

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March 2014

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsNice company Nice package and job satisfaction is good

ConsThey are very much location specific

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is good but there are some loopholes in the process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for stability seekers but worst for Growth seeking candidates

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

Pros*Lot of projects hence no fear of layoff for bench employees
*Good for freshers as they may choose technology of their interest
*Amazingly beutiful campus

Cons*Less or No Growth aportunities
*Rude and Grumpy management
*Regionalism and Ugly politics
*Onsite and growth aportunities are only for the Bootlickers

Advice to Senior Management*Get out of your prejudiced mindset for employees
*Stop hiring candidates from only one region as it is polluting your work environment
*Stop favorism and regionalism

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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