Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
682 Reviews
2.9
682 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
327 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.  

    Not good

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

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

    Pros

    good exposure
    Helped me once when it was much needed
    Two ratings i gave because of few good people in Project

    Cons

    Rubbish management
    People are slogging
    Appraisal are done without discussion
    Company has own policies
    HR are idiots
    '

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Useless to advise them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Management is poor and biased, hike is less

    • 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 company to start your career only if you are lucky to fall in good project
    Good projects in Java, J2EE
    Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn't utilize the talents
    Very poor management
    Uses H1 visa to make employees stay, they don't give eventually

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide what someone deserves and utilize talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great for fresher's as lots of learning opportunities

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work till you drop, so immense learning scope. Guaranteed onsite but you have to wait couple of years depending on your project

    Cons

    No incentives, life can be mundane if work pressure is not there.
    Salary lowest among contemporaries.
    Regional bias in some locations.
    Talent is not appreciated, u just wait for your turn to get rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spot and recognise hardworking people.
    Give more emphasis to talent than experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to learn if you are lucky.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good location
    2. Good place to learn if you are under proper managers.
    3. Onsite opportunity is nice.

    Cons

    1. Bad management in senior level
    2. Long bench period
    3. Poor talent management
    4. Poor internal hike
    5. Work life balance is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a change in senior management. Increase in revenue is good for the organization but organization need to think regarding employees also.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    One of the best company to work

    • 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

    you will learn new opportunity

    Cons

    Not good for experience guys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing partiality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for high pressure intense learning

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    Role flexibility
    Good growth in niche technology practices
    Good place for ambitious, aspirational people

    Cons

    Low performers play dirty politics to sabotage efforts of high performing individuals
    Rampant regionalism, favoritism
    Retention policy only exists for extremely motivated and high performing people
    Little synergy, lots of squabbling between teams and practices
    Low benefits, incentives, quantum of variable pay always on lower side
    People driven and not process driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Processes exist but only to pay lip service
    Scope of retention policy needs to be extended beyond the currently (very few) high performing individuals, keep company profile in mind - service oriented companies need to retain moderate performers as well (in a non-recessive market)
    HR needs to be a lot more receptive
    Provide better benefits, incentives; increase quantum of variable pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Please be employee friendly

    • 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

    great exposure to industry,good onsite oppurtunity

    Cons

    bad benefits , poor salary,bond imposed on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok Sorts.. Early onsite

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Higher roles and responsibilities...

    Early Onsite

    Cons

    Non Streamlined process and lack of technology to work upon

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Chill environment for working in company

    Cons

    Bad internal growth in terms of compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more transparent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Learning curve has been good.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    1.People before paper. 2.Consider IT done.

    Cons

    Work life balance under-utilization of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people excel with higher roles and responsibilities to consider IT done.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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