Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 81 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 20 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Work ecperience at statestreet syntel was good .but with vert bad expreience also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure change,bad cafeteria for night shifts.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for laterals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    onsite opportunities are excellent at syntel

    Cons

    poor salary benefits for freshers

  3.  

    Good Company for Fresher

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Lateral are equally treated with Fresher's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely much on Fresher, Give better scope to lateral as well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very specific requirements

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

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

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

    Incapable and ill skilled management team.Not good company for long term growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Having joined as a fresher, Syntel was a good launch pad for me

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

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

    Pros

    Good learning environment
    Decent work culture

    Cons

    Poor cab/bus facility
    Package is comparatively less for experienced people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured training programmes should be introduced
    Food quality at cafeteria can be improved
    Cab/Bus facilities can be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    May suit your needs

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends
  9.  

    not a good company if you're not in a management position

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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

    i didn't find anything likeable

    Cons

    no development work
    none of the policies are employee beneficial
    appraisals are really bad
    HR people are always on the lookout to make your life harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring senior level coders for ridiculous amounts and then putting them on bench, instead give that money to the entry level programmers that work really hard and get peanuts to show for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Salary inadequate!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good and long term projects. Good Clint's as well.

    Cons

    Salary is way less than market standards so cannot keep good resources for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and look into these issues, your competitors are way ahead.Less salary trick won't last for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interview experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good management about the interview process. Not very harsh during interviwes

    Cons

    have to wait for months till they give joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand out joining dates early

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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