Syntel
2.9 of 5 463 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.9 463 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(221 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Also there are good onsite opportunities if you have a not too bad fortune"
    in 54 reviews
  • "Good work environment , excellent client exposure"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance, Promotion is opportunity based not Rating based"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Long working hours no work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
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Opportunities to grow are limited

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

Proslearning and growth is good if you are lucky enough to be a good project, Overall good people.

Consopportunities are very limited, Growth can stagnate if you get stuck up in the wrong project, Politics can sometimes be frustrating,

Advice to Senior ManagementSyntel has been around for as long as Infy so try to move away from the low cost competitor image and get clients based on the quality of the product.

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

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Good Company If you are in good Account

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

ProsOnsite Opportunity,You will have good growth rate If you are working on good project.

ConsPolitics,Senior managers sometimes play politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Organization

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

ProsGood growth, good infra, good culture

Consprocess handling is not good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good with perfect work and personal life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel full-time

ProsEnvironment is awesome,Good campus and training programs.Good work culture

Conscompensation and Benifits are to be improved

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A company for people

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsThis is my experience:
Onsite opportunities are good.
Learning opportunities

ConsVery bad politics.
Management not that

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Good ... work and life balance

Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

Prosgood number of leaves
Good projects in Banking and finance sector

ConsNone .. atleast i dint see any

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Learned many things at freshers level.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

ProsGood opportunity to learn new technologies, at freshers level.

ConsIt's your luck, which project you get at freshers level. So luck matters, rather than your interest and talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove hiring process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to Start your career

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Salary, Flexible working hours, Growing Company, Five Days a week

ConsNeed to Complete minimum 9 hours everyday in spite of working more than stipulated hours on previous days and having no wok on a given day

Advice to Senior ManagementChange minimum hour requirement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

ProsGood work and fellow people are really good.

ConsManagement needs to improve especially VP's and above.

Advice to Senior ManagementBiased management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shamless, miser, cheap company

Onsite Coordinator (Former Employee)
Troy, MI (US)

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

ProsPersonal growth - negative
perks - worst than a begger
company values - worthless values

ConsThis company asked me to pay for 69 extra days of leave mentioning I have utilized more than 65 days which was mine leave, while in my latest three paystubs, the leave was showing 120 days. How they have calculated they only knows. A third graded Indian consultancy firm claiming they are a reputed US company.
Cheapest of all policies are been kept, not to pay the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementBharat Desai, should see the policies for the employees and for the company. Since he is checking the revenue, which is nothing but a profit cut from the employees benefits and reimbursements.

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

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