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Syntel Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
699 Reviews
2.9
699 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
332 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 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 22 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.  

    Good company for opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Life n work balance.
    Good culture
    Better opportunities

    Cons

    Less pay at onsite location.
    Client dominating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good one for fresher and for one who wants to go onshore.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    This is the place for one who seeks to learn new technologies, means you will get various options to update yourself.
    All who have more than 3yrs of experienced will get onshore opportunity. Work quality is really good.

    Cons

    Its on you to maintain work-life balance, you will get as much work as you want. If you are waiting to get some work in a team, you should not wait to get it. You have to continuously ask for it otherwise after some months you will see yourself in same situation. Don't look for any kind of increment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continuously check that all the members in a team are getting any work or not. Otherwise they eventually get bored and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome company

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

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good worklife balance. Nice place to work. Great place to learn the process of software testing.

    Cons

    Hike. Work timing is not very flexible. Don't have place to play .

  7.  

    QA Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Environment and good management

    Cons

    Not applicable since everything is really good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open culture

  8.  

    2.3 years in syntel

    • 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

    No fear of recession, onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    Less compensation, some projects are worst

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good Company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    For new joinees and folks less than 8 years experienced, this would be a good company to start as you get very good technical projects.

    Cons

    If you are 10+ experienced and looking for technical role, please avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity on roles of various managers which you have to report to...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Very good for freshers

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    very good scope for learning as a fresher and very nice starting salaries along with good onsite opportunity as the HQ is in USA.

    Cons

    work life balance is bad at some projects depends on your manager and the client you are working for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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