Syntel Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
273 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.  

    Good experience with lot of opportunties

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

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

    Pros

    - Onsite Opportunities if you are working at offshore
    - Learning growth

    Cons

    - Holiday policies
    - Compensation is very low compare to market value
    - medical benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality of work and resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides good benefits. address employee needs. Onsite Opportunities.

    Cons

    Indifferent to some employee needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Onsite opportunity if you get a right project

    Cons

    Poor Strategy and management. Policies need to be revised

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  5.  

    Good Hike Provider for Lateral Joiner

    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good hike for lateral joiner.
    Good onsite exposure
    Good for ladies

    Cons

    compulsory 9 hr working culture
    sandwich Leave Policy
    Group-sm culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement Policies for all employees including onsite employees and managers too. Try to retain old employees.

  6.  

    Good for freshers

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good culture and policies needs to revise

    Cons

    Retention rate needs to control

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good for Freshers ! Stay for 2 Years if you dont get VISA

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

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

    Pros

    Some projects if you are in.. You will learn as well as enjoy

    Cons

    Everything from management is a problem to employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your vision clear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    my own experience in syntel

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

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

    Pros

    good for freshers
    good learning opportunities
    good office environment

    Cons

    low growth rate
    low hikes.
    less no of offices in india

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consider IT Done, Everything will be done

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

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

    Pros

    - good work location.
    - employee manager relationship good.

    Cons

    - no much employee centric policy.
    - upskilling not much possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - need to improve the policy more beneficial to the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good onsite opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    helping management,fast onsite opportunity,employee growth graph can be very fast

    Cons

    no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    To start with its a good company

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

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

    Pros

    Induction training, cross trainings, Skill enhancement trainings. They let you decide if you want to take up a project or not. Proper guidance to get settled into projects. Overall a good company to start off.

    Cons

    Increment is low. Nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a transparent appraisal system. Those in good terms with managers get decent hikes and those not have to suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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