Syntel Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
568 Reviews
3.0
568 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
272 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 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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Project lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    place to grow, challenging environment.

    Cons

    less pay, management is not strong enough to deal with diplomatically with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate.

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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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