Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
617 Reviews
3.0
617 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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.  

    Full of politics in low level management

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

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

    Pros

    Good place for a fresher to learn more.

    Cons

    Regional feeling or politics among different state people basing on current manager's homeland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership not only comes from experience, it comes with both experience and expertise.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    syntel jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  3.  

    My experience at Syntel was uneventful.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good Project
    Good onsite openings
    Good team people
    Good culture
    Good work place at pune,chennai,mumbai

    Cons

    Pantry facility is not good.
    Salary need to be rewised
    Rotation of people into different accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring good technology projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No Process, No ethics and dump management/HR. DO NOT JOIN in USA if you are on H1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will have life time experience of bad management.
    If you are lucky you will get some good people who is surviving here.

    Cons

    Modern day slavery. Engagement Managers who is working in in Syntel since more than 5-10 years are pathetic.
    If you are on H1B then you may end up US career with Syntel.
    They will force you to relocate frequently, even you are with family.
    However this company is CMMI 5, but there is no process. You should have personal relationship with higher management and HR for anything.
    I will not recommend any company to continue Syntel as vendor because final impact will be on client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    throw out all incapable engagement managers and hire some good manager. But before do so change your HRs sitting on top level who even don`t know how to deal with employees. If you will continue to play with developer and leads company will loose current projects even though sales team will get new one and business will do down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Syntel work experience is very cool

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Very cool work
    Appraisal is ok

    Cons

    Always trust some employees blindly whether they perform well or not, because of this reason syntel loosing very good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct review meetings with all the employees

    Recommends
  10.  

    Lot of political

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities if you are intrested

    Cons

    lot to say, no words are sufficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the right people who work rather on the management

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

    Satisfactory and full of learnings

    • 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

    Small company - you get to work on your own projects, lead projects and onsite opportunities are pretty good. Transparency with managers and leads and you get equal chance to put your ideas on the table. Company awards quarterly to associates who rigorously follow company values.

    Cons

    Fixed benefits/salary to all associates on the same level at onsite which doesn't change if you are not promoted. It's difficult to get time-off and extra hour credits at onsite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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