Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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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129 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Satisfactory and full of learnings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small company - you get to work on your own projects, lead projects and onsite opportunities are pretty good. Transparency with managers and leads and you get equal chance to put your ideas on the table. Company awards quarterly to associates who rigorously follow company values.

    Cons

    Fixed benefits/salary to all associates on the same level at onsite which doesn't change if you are not promoted. It's difficult to get time-off and extra hour credits at onsite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical Exposure
    Quick Recognition
    Comparatively quick onsite opportunity
    More Visibility

    Cons

    Process are something not everywhere in projects
    onsite policies are least employee friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it mandatory to all projects to follow process for standardization.
    Awards should have some really standards not just because favouritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    call from company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    you will get a call

    Cons

    but they take lot of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better if conformation and call letter are mailed soon

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  5.  

    Good employer to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Environment, personal growth, various projects, different locations, helpful management

    Cons

    Slow carrier growth, lack of training / opportunities, time-off policies, favourism !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a management layer to mid and low level sections. Good Luck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    ED

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great freedom to execute the plans that are felt right for the Client and company. Good scope for growth and performance recognized by my managers.

    Cons

    People facuing Client have burden to drive end to end and at times Client facing role people are over burdened. Having said this provides learning opportunity too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Containing attrition of core team may help faster growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked as test Engg. for around initial 3 Years of my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Good Onsite opportunity
    2. Good learning
    3. Good Infrastructure
    4. Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. All locations are in south India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should open a campus in NCR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel for more than a 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.

  9. 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 for 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.

  10. 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 for 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
  11.  

    May suit your needs

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends

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