Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Satisfied employee Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Working environment is pretty good. Learnt a lot from my seniors. Nice place to start your career with.

    Cons

    Well I worked with syntel only for 1 year, so I dont see drawbacks that a employee working for a long time would see. For me it was happy happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    my own experience in syntel

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    good for freshers
    good learning opportunities
    good office environment

    Cons

    low growth rate
    low hikes.
    less no of offices in india

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Hike Provider for Lateral Joiner

    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good hike for lateral joiner.
    Good onsite exposure
    Good for ladies

    Cons

    compulsory 9 hr working culture
    sandwich Leave Policy
    Group-sm culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement Policies for all employees including onsite employees and managers too. Try to retain old employees.

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  5.  

    good onsite opportunities

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    helping management,fast onsite opportunity,employee growth graph can be very fast

    Cons

    no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    gerat work great learning

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

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

    Pros

    peaceful relaxing supportive entertaining lively

    Cons

    far out of city campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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)

    I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    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
  8.  

    Good for freshers

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice work force management and new projects to work on

    Cons

    Politics in the higher level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It was nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good clients and presence in louisville

    Cons

    Salary appraisals are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees and fulfill promises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    place to grow, challenging environment.

    Cons

    less pay, management is not strong enough to deal with diplomatically with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate.

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

    Good Company

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Provides good benefits. address employee needs. Onsite Opportunities.

    Cons

    Indifferent to some employee needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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