Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
618 Reviews
3.0
618 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
295 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.  

    Satisfactory and full of learnings

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    • 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
  2.  

    If you want to experience, what is pathetic work life and dump management ...here it is

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Nothing.
    - Pros comes from mostly comes from Syntel's customers but not from Syntel

    Cons

    - Manager centric company
    - Senior managers won't consider employee views;
    - Least preference to employee
    - Ratings don't always reflect people's potentials and are largely political/dependent on project manager not on potential
    - Need to forget about work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - They don't listen, its mere waste. There is a lot, if they need to here with in organization itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It reminds me of the visit i had made in corporation. Cost cutting is the main agenda, salaries for few at par with indu

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

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

    Pros

    The company is high on cash reserves but there isint much work, business is based on few long standing clients, job is secure, you're given time to improve, cos they arent in any hurry, cos there isint much work anyway.

    Cons

    Too far from the city, no work life balance. Horrible HR & travel policies, employees come at the bottom of the cycle. Basic facilities as washroom & cafeterias are badly managed. Cost savings in everything. Printers, lights, ACs are kept switched off to save costs!. Teams work in silos which is big problem while working on projects, there isint a defined methodology, nobody here is on a common platform. They've been trying to reach the 2 billion mark for over years now. Top management is least bothered with what goes on with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people centric. Please don't have this attitude. this is one of the reasons why Syntel has such high attrition, people don't stick around for more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    syntel review

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

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

    Pros

    They have processes defined for everything but they bend the processes for themselves or the closed ones.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly
    They bend the processes for few indiciduals as per the convenience.
    Leadership team lacks skills big time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly improve your skills to have a better work force and work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Syntel shows its brand as high, but don't treat employees equally.

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

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

    Pros

    If you have H1, they put you onsite immediately.

    Cons

    Don't consider your knowledge and experience. Just focus on billing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should devote time and efforts to plan and execute some good work on the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good work environment with less salary and bad benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, management will not put extra pressure on employees.

    Cons

    The Salary hike will be very very minimal even if we get very good rating in the appraisal. Salary will be always paid less.
    Benefits, especially medica is very horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to revise the salary of the employee at least once in a year if the person is doing good; other than the salary you give every other prices are increasing. Please try to provide a better insurance to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Neutral

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite Opportunities after 3-4 years in the company

    Cons

    Not A good Appraisal giving company.
    Aims are low of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client location should be offered early.
    Performance should be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok to work

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

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

    Pros

    full time employee
    work from home

    Cons

    less paid
    no motivation to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Opportunities, On-site, Learning

    Cons

    Growth, Regional Politics, Skills set of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional Politics and Talent of resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Environment, personal growth, various projects, different locations, helpful management

    Cons

    Slow carrier growth, lack of training / opportunities, time-off policies, favourism !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a management layer to mid and low level sections. Good Luck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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