Syntel Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
595 Reviews
3.0
595 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
287 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 82 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 21 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Syntel is a good company.

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

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

    Pros

    Syntel is medium scale IT company and provides many opportunities and great learning.Also has good values.

    Cons

    Syntel is a Monoploy.Feels like it lacks great leadership to manage a project @ low level when employee works on a Floor.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its have been good experience working here. I joined being a fresher.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office Culture is good. Work environment is good for learning and growth of an individual. Provides good platform for a fresher to start with this MNC. Company values are also satisfactory.

    Cons

    Ones personal growth depends on the type of work people get here, development work is less. Average remuneration and hike is paid by the organisation being a reputed MNC as compared to other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As per company values management is good but must give more importance to resources they have and should put right people in right kind of work and pay, which is needed for growth of any organisation. Satisfaction of employee always gives extraordinary growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Work ecperience at statestreet syntel was good .but with vert bad expreience also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure change,bad cafeteria for night shifts.

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  5.  

    It was the worst experience ever. Never got a project work on.

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pros for the company

    Cons

    Less salary, less employee satisfaction, not good environment, less perks, hr staff not good, no good empolyee value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strict timing should be followed and empolyee should be treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company for Fresher

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

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Lateral are equally treated with Fresher's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely much on Fresher, Give better scope to lateral as well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very specific requirements

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

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

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

    Incapable and ill skilled management team.Not good company for long term growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    not a good company if you're not in a management position

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    i didn't find anything likeable

    Cons

    no development work
    none of the policies are employee beneficial
    appraisals are really bad
    HR people are always on the lookout to make your life harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring senior level coders for ridiculous amounts and then putting them on bench, instead give that money to the entry level programmers that work really hard and get peanuts to show for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Salary inadequate!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good and long term projects. Good Clint's as well.

    Cons

    Salary is way less than market standards so cannot keep good resources for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and look into these issues, your competitors are way ahead.Less salary trick won't last for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect for fresher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company with lots of opportunities,
    Perfect work environment.
    More opportunity for onsite.

    Cons

    Politics in the middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policies need to be revised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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