Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 535 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 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 66 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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    Overall disappointing

    Trainee (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsGood training decent projects great campus

    ConsEVERY DAY long working hours and forced to work on weekends due to which work life balance gets disturbed,resource management is very poor,most of the projects support only,no proper increment policy,hr policy for employees are poor

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider improvising standards of working hours because for overtime very much less extra is paid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good company at all to work with.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsI have joined as a freasher and luck was their with me so that i got a good chance to learn new things . otherwise they mostly put freashers in production support jobs. Only monitoring job it is nothing is their to learn. i even saw how freashers pleed to the HR to change their projects but of no use. If you do not have any problem in monitoring job you may get a chance to go to onsite.

    For Lateral entry the company is good as they treat them is a good manner at least.

    Cons1. Not a good company at all for freashers.
    2. Many Production support projects are there so nothing is their to learn.
    3. Many times developments projects also very boring.
    4. If you are luckly in a good project prepare yourself to work for more than 12 hrs a day. As they do not mentain good resource balance in projects. Production project where scope of new work is very limited they give more resources to that project but in challenging projects they used to keep very less ammount of people.
    5. after working more than 12 hours even do not think about a good hike.
    6.HR is not at all supportive.
    7.Company only belives in channel building if u have good connection with your manager then your life is very smooth here.
    8.For lateral entry you can join the company for a hike then please change the company as soon as possible otherwise one day you will loose your expertise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do take care of your employees they only generate revenue for you guys

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

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    Not good from employee benefits

    Project Lead (Current Employee) Cordova, TN (US)

    ProsRelocation amount is somewhat ok

    ConsPoor Health Benefits
    Relocation Policy is Bad
    No proper management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't keep high expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany will offer good package while joining, good joining bonus and moving costs.
    Good company to start with, you will get good exposure. There are few long term projects if you get lucky you may get to stay at one location.

    ConsMay not keep all promises given during joining, get everything in writing.
    Lack of professionalism, main operations are at offshore so you will see some delays in process.
    100% Moving expenses for offshore resources is not covered. This is ridiculous policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    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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    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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    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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    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

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