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Syntel Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
562 Reviews

3.0
562 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
271 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Good

    • 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)

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities . Good career growth

    Cons

    Bad management . Not Resource friendly .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance employee satisfaction .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good if you keep your boss happy :)

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

    Pros

    growing and more opportunities coming

    Cons

    culture, process not matured , no 360 degree feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the 360 degree feedback, judge the boss as well ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good for Fresher,

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

    Pros

    Good learning as fresher. Good.

    Cons

    bad HR policies. not bed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work Enviornment

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

    Pros

    Good work. Good for Junior level

    Cons

    Not employee friendly, Lot of restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tape culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Joined as fresher in Syntel, and is good company for new people.

    • 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)

    Pros

    - good fro new people
    - will get good projects
    - nice campus
    - great managers

    Cons

    - salary structure is not up to the mark
    - increment policy is not good
    - experience people are not interested to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - please keep transparency in the Salary and Increment structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company for starters..

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

    Pros

    1. A lot of learning opportunities for freshers.
    2. Direct stakeholder interaction
    3. Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    1. No efficient resource management leading to messed up allocations.
    2. Nothing grand about the hikes, which makes you a bit below par earner among your peers in other companies
    3. High attrition rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Better resource management
    * Normalisation of salaries once in 3 years so that employee wont feel unsatisfied

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for freshers to start on.

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

    Pros

    Good company to start your carrier. Decent start up package. Exposure to MNC work culture. Job security.

    Cons

    Growth is very slow if you stay for long time.

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Please do NOT join Syntel US. It will demolish your career and professional learnings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Only thing I would say that they provide good salary to US hires (May be because of their small brands and people need something to override that)

    Cons

    It is full of Cons
    1. Unprofessional staffs
    2. Poor work culture
    3. Unfriendly employee policy
    4. HR does false promises then ask for proof while do the claim of that. Take everything in writing
    5. Frequent relocation and that too with a poor relocation benefit. If you are a family person I STRONGLY advise not to join this company. I am having a small kid and they relocated me 3 times with in a year. The reason is they don't have grip to clients since the Senior management like client relationship managers are worthless. Therefore they only get small projects and then you got to relocate.
    6. No value of your voice. If you speak logically and managers will try to prove their superiority by imposing their decision on you without hearing your points.
    7. Client doesn't have any respect for a SYNTELLER. I saw a client speaking differently to SYNTEL folks and behave gentle with TCS folks. This happens because Senior management just enjoy their position and do not try to build strong relationship with clients. The bonding never created.

    Until you are in a position to being jobless please do NOT join Syntel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to follow process properly. You claim yourself as CMMI V company and just showing during evaluation but indeed do not follow it. You do not have a proper resignation system. Your application doesn't function properly therefore things are getting controlled manually and creating issues/confusions.

    Do a continuous leadership awareness program to your worthless managers and make them understand what professionalism is. Off course you can implement this if you have sufficient professional in your company. I don't think you have.

    Try to set a feasible target in all level. You have set a target to become 2billion in 2015.
    A company which established in early 80s is not event a 1 billion today. how come you expect to be 2 billion by 2015 Your target become a joke to every employee. This is not a sales firm that higher target achieve high result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Discriminating managers and treat you like a cash cow.

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can really think of

    Cons

    Desi Mangers. They suck the last drop of your energy and hectic work culture
    Poor Onsite offshore model. Expected to work beyond 10 hours a day
    No shares or bonus.
    No GC processing

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

    Senior Analyst Programer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for freshers. Good onsite oppurtunities in some projects.
    Senior do listen to employee complains.

    Cons

    Very bad apprisal system. Lot of favouritism.
    The HR system looks gr8 on paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve the apprisal process and need to address the employee concerns more often.

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