Syntel Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
273 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.  

    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)

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

    Pros

    Good learning as fresher. Good.

    Cons

    bad HR policies. not bed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

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

    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
  3.  

    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)

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

    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
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  5.  

    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)

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

    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
  6.  

    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)

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

    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.

  7.  

    Syntel as a tier 2 company is good. Chance of getting your visa initiated is good in(with) some accounts/clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Chances of visa processing in some accounts

    Cons

    Variable pay is always not payed fully. lack of technical experts or go getters, poor hike (Note: some of these could be specific to an account )

  8.  

    Good place to be a simple software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Campus, work environment are good.
    Very good place to get onsite opportunities.
    if you stay more than 2years, in the third year the probability of getting onsite is much high.

    Cons

    Low knowledge people get rewards very easily with improper management reviews.
    Hikes are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advices wont work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good exposure

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good experience with varied business areas

    Cons

    The company lacks enough motivating factors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start career

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing is that the project work is good enough to brush up your skills.

    Cons

    Not even a single policy is employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to the problems and concerns raised by employees and provide solution to those.

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

    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)

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

    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

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