Syntel
2.9 of 5 462 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 462 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(220 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Worst Company Ever

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsOnly good for freshers, consider they leave this organization almost after 1year. apart from that...!!!!

ConsFor me its worst experience ever, Management are not capable enough to manage their team as well as Project. No corporate values only politics. Less salary, Policies are not employee Friendly

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great experience

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsGood professional Environment and learning.

ConsAs I had a good experience so didn't find any cons.

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Was there less than one year. Was laid off.

Editor (Former Employee)
Cary, NC (US)

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

ProsGood co-workers. Great middle management overseeing things.

ConsIt was a cube farm. The people they chose to layoff vs. who they kept was very curious.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Tech Lead (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsEasy technical interview to crack

ConsWorst management to deal with

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsGood company
Onsite opportunities
Learning is good

Consmostly a support & maintenance of the system NOT much Development
Politics is too much

Advice to Senior Managementprofessionalism required

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

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Lead/Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsSyntel is a company that provides good opportunities and good life and work balance.

ConsSyntel is a company where you can not find the employees or senior management so friendly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience, a lot of exposure, good place to work'

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsLot of Exposure, a lot of opportunity to grow withing an organization

ConsSome times it goes overboard to please the customer with their ambitious estimates. A good thing for their customers but not so good for the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more on buffer resources.

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

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Meat grinder... but might be right for some

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay. Opportunity to travel.

ConsAntiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc...

Encourage employee accountability.

Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.

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

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Think it's gets better soon

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood to start your career as a fresher , but dont consider for long run

Consvery less increment
HR policy changes time to time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsBetter project, better client and work

ConsLess salary and Mismanagement, employee wise rules changes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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