Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 81 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 20 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 12 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 company to join during your early career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities, good technical projects and new technologies to work on and learn, if you have the right contacts then sky is the limit for your personal and career growth

    Cons

    Below average salary, person-oriented culture rather than process-oriented, no work-life balance, HR & company policies are not employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Gives good options for freshers also

    Cons

    none seen in 3 years of my work

  6.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Project
    Good onsite openings
    Good team people
    Good culture
    Good work place at pune,chennai,mumbai

    Cons

    Pantry facility is not good.
    Salary need to be rewised
    Rotation of people into different accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring good technology projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Syntel work experience is very cool

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Very cool work
    Appraisal is ok

    Cons

    Always trust some employees blindly whether they perform well or not, because of this reason syntel loosing very good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct review meetings with all the employees

    Recommends
  8.  

    Lot of political

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities if you are intrested

    Cons

    lot to say, no words are sufficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the right people who work rather on the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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

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