Syntel Reviews

Updated 21 September, 2014
Updated 21 September, 2014
572 Reviews
3.0
572 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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274 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 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

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    • 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.  

    Good company to work ...

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    • 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
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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.  

    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
  7.  

    Good onsites,testing projects,married women;not good to stay long if desire to learn more technically

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

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

    Pros

    good onsite opportunities if stay more than 3 years
    Good for married women,if they want less pressure

    Cons

    No proper care about interest of employee.i was intrested on development but i was forced to work on unit testing for 4 years in same account( rotational policy wont work due to internal manager politics) . Slow hikes to fresher but its more for laterals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the intrest of the employee, rotational policies are not upto the mark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • 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

    Onsite opportunities , Supportive seniors.

    Cons

    Benefits need improvement , Need to focus more on employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some effective LMS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  10.  

    Excellent experience if you are in a horizontal

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture if you are working in a horizontal. Excellent scope for growth. Work life balance difficult considering work location, but work is fun.

    Cons

    Growth in a vertical is difficult. Culture is not good and no scope to grow unless you have a godfather. Company policies are not very employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change policies to make them more employee friendly. Improve travel policies and compensation. Allow for growth of an individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good learning experience though compensation offered is less compared to other IT companies

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work experience and exposure, direct client interaction,decent onsite

    Cons

    less compensation,location constraint ,no rewards and benefits , variable less

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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