Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 544 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(263 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Syntel as a tier 2 company is good. Chance of getting your visa initiated is good in(with) some accounts/clients.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChances of visa processing in some accounts

    ConsVariable pay is always not payed fully. lack of technical experts or go getters, poor hike (Note: some of these could be specific to an account )

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    Good place to be a simple software engineer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsCampus, work environment are good.
    Very good place to get onsite opportunities.
    if you stay more than 2years, in the third year the probability of getting onsite is much high.

    ConsLow knowledge people get rewards very easily with improper management reviews.
    Hikes are very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvices wont work here.

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

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    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great company for starters..

    Testing Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. A lot of learning opportunities for freshers.
    2. Direct stakeholder interaction
    3. Good onsite opportunities

    Cons1. No efficient resource management leading to messed up allocations.
    2. Nothing grand about the hikes, which makes you a bit below par earner among your peers in other companies
    3. High attrition rate

    Advice to Senior Management* Better resource management
    * Normalisation of salaries once in 3 years so that employee wont feel unsatisfied

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for freshers to start on.

    Testing Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGood company to start your carrier. Decent start up package. Exposure to MNC work culture. Job security.

    ConsGrowth is very slow if you stay for long time.

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    good exposure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood experience with varied business areas

    ConsThe company lacks enough motivating factors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good place to start career

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsThe only good thing is that the project work is good enough to brush up your skills.

    ConsNot even a single policy is employee friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to listen to the problems and concerns raised by employees and provide solution to those.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Best for Onsite

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsYou will easily get onsite opportunity to US and US.

    ConsDon't expect much hike during appraisals

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Software Engineer, Syntel

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsCompany has some nice policies.

    ConsPays less salaries when compared to other companies for freshers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiving better opportunities to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GOOD COMPANY FOR FRESHERS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood scope for freshers to learn and lot of onsite opportunities

    Consno proper planing, most of the team are accustomed to stretch

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Syntel is OK for 2-5 year of exp people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros9 hours working
    get Appriasal on time

    ConsNot good appraisal
    Sandwitch holiday is the worst policy in this company

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

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