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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249 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Idle place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Good for starters

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  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.  

    Good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice work force management and new projects to work on

    Cons

    Politics in the higher level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience with lot of opportunties

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • 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
  10.  

    It was nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good clients and presence in louisville

    Cons

    Salary appraisals are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees and fulfill promises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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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