Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
599 Reviews
3.0
599 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
287 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 85 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 21 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good for Freshers,Bad for Laterals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus,
    Good Banking,Insurance,Automotive project

    Cons

    Not good for laterals,
    No good compensation as compared to other companies..only few bugs for over time work
    No value of laterals.
    14-15 hours per day work even office time is 9 to 6
    HR management listen to only higher mgmt...No value for employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should respect to there employee also.
    Should follow give & take...as It takes two to tango...
    Higher Mgmt should support there employee....they are not for use & through
    Onsite team should be supported by there higher mgmt when needed.
    Managers should listen there employee & understand there problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    1 Year

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good salary thats all but no career growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. No SDLC follows, no quality in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not upto the mark some even not able to speak english properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Average company for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good growth for freshers
    good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    no proper process
    no good perks
    not employee freindly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Fine Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for Freshers, it give the best learning opportunities for Career Development

    Cons

    No one cares about the Employee. Company policies made to Crush the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to work and give a better work environment to your employee. It will motivate them to work better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable and safe Company by Job perspective but very limited Growth options.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Leader in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Huge Campus, Good Transport, Medical Facilities
    Infrastructure is good.
    Good onsite opportunity specifically H1B

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and management
    Lack of projects.
    mostly L1 and L2 kind of work
    No Knowledge Transfer or it is very limited.
    HR policies are different for employee to employee.
    Linguistic favorism
    Will recommend if some one is really in need of a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is a CMM 5 company but need to do a lot to actually reach that level. As sometimes this CMM level doesnot matter because now a days PAN shops even get ISO Certification.
    Company Tagline is "Client First" but it should be "Employee First"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    syntel jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    very good company
    hike is very good compared to other companies
    good work culture

    Cons

    there should be new innovative ideas.
    don't pressure the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher mangement has to look into the practise level activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    More options for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    1.Plenty of onsite opportunities.
    2.Plenty of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Need to grow at a fast pace. Has been a growing company for a very long time.
    Need to have bigger project execution teams.
    Need to invest more in technical training's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle and Lower Level Management is very poor. Need to improve.
    Need to provide employees a good work life balance, sufficient amount of leaves.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Syntel was uneventful.

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture.

    Cons

    Not at all challenging or inspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more one on one with each employee. Improve the on boarding process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to join during your early career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities, good technical projects and new technologies to work on and learn, if you have the right contacts then sky is the limit for your personal and career growth

    Cons

    Below average salary, person-oriented culture rather than process-oriented, no work-life balance, HR & company policies are not employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Gives good options for freshers also

    Cons

    none seen in 3 years of my work

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