Syntel Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for laterals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    onsite opportunities are excellent at syntel

    Cons

    poor salary benefits for freshers

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Having joined as a fresher, Syntel was a good launch pad for me

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    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 learning environment
    Decent work culture

    Cons

    Poor cab/bus facility
    Package is comparatively less for experienced people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured training programmes should be introduced
    Food quality at cafeteria can be improved
    Cab/Bus facilities can be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you want to explore technologies, growth, support from leadership.

    Cons

    My offer was changed after I turned turn another offer for this, frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Idle place to work

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    For Starters it a nice company to work

    Cons

    Increments will not be good when compared to other.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No company is perfect, positivity or negativity depends on how well you manage the expectations of your employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    I have been treated well so far, so no complaints.

    Cons

    You need to constantly fight for your identity.
    on aan average 20% on bench and 10-15% buffer, so 1 in every three is a Super hero here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Little effort made to find new position for consultant after placement contract expired

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Syntel as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are a software developer, Syntel would be a good fit,

    Cons

    When my placement at a company where I was consulting expired, Syntel made ittle effort to find a new position for me in the Chicago area. Instead of looking for new clients and opportunities in the 3rd largest city in the US, they wanted me to relocate to Iowa or Minnesota. At the same time I was being contacted by several other consulting firms with BA positions in the Chicago area, so it wasn't like there was nothing out there. So I left Syntel and joined another firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is known for supplying developers and even project managers as consultants and has very few Business Analyssts. Syntel needs to pursue Business Analyst opportunities more aggressively.

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

    System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and the consulting division has many clients to choose from

    Cons

    Middle sized company to work for

    Recommends
  10.  

    Nyc

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    Current Employee - ASE  in  Pune (East Timor)
    Current Employee - ASE in Pune (East Timor)

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

    Pros

    Pros - good learning, if you get into a good team. good incentives

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management with regards to procedure changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    8.5 + years of experience as a senior analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice company to work, Nice work environment as well more opportunity for onsite and career growth.

    Cons

    Less process oriented company, need to work on process management part of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on career interest of the employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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