Syntel

  www.syntelinc.com
  www.syntelinc.com

Syntel Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
647 Reviews
3.0
647 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
309 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 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 22 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Stable and safe Company by Job perspective but very limited Growth options.

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

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Huge Campus, Good Transport, Medical Facilities
    Infrastructure is good.
    Good onsite opportunity specifically H1B

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and management
    Lack of projects.
    mostly L1 and L2 kind of work
    No Knowledge Transfer or it is very limited.
    HR policies are different for employee to employee.
    Linguistic favorism
    Will recommend if some one is really in need of a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is a CMM 5 company but need to do a lot to actually reach that level. As sometimes this CMM level doesnot matter because now a days PAN shops even get ISO Certification.
    Company Tagline is "Client First" but it should be "Employee First"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Average company for freshers

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    good growth for freshers
    good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    no proper process
    no good perks
    not employee freindly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Fine Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good for Freshers, it give the best learning opportunities for Career Development

    Cons

    No one cares about the Employee. Company policies made to Crush the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to work and give a better work environment to your employee. It will motivate them to work better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    syntel jobs

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good company
    hike is very good compared to other companies
    good work culture

    Cons

    there should be new innovative ideas.
    don't pressure the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher mangement has to look into the practise level activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    More options for growth

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

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

    Pros

    1.Plenty of onsite opportunities.
    2.Plenty of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Need to grow at a fast pace. Has been a growing company for a very long time.
    Need to have bigger project execution teams.
    Need to invest more in technical training's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle and Lower Level Management is very poor. Need to improve.
    Need to provide employees a good work life balance, sufficient amount of leaves.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Enough onsite opportunities.
    For US-recruited folks not-bad health-benefits.

    Cons

    1. Poor work culture.
    2. Corrupt senior leadership
    3. No honest feedback.
    4. Unfulfilled promises.
    5. GC processing is almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad experience working in Syntel Inc. Too much work too less pay.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of work. So, learning is good.
    They say there are onsite opportunities. But only to those who are lucky + have worked TOO much.

    Cons

    Project bidding is lesser -> lesser funds -> fewer resources -> TOO much work -> Poor wok-life balance.
    Funds are lesser -> Pay hike is tends to ZERO
    No appreciation for work well done.
    Rotation policy is not doing good for the employee. It's just a tactic to keep them from promotions and pay hike etc for deserving employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human. It takes a lot of efforts to deliver a task on time with superior quality. Appreciate the efforts in terms of promotions, pay hikes etc.
    Do not rely only on freshers. The break even point for them comes at least after 1 year. In the mean time, senior fellow has to complete his own work and educate them as well, which again takes efforts.
    Quote higher bids for the projects so that sufficient and good resources can be assigned to deliver.
    Last, try to retain people. People make company. Not the other way round.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No promises will be kept!

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The likelihood of finding a project, if you are OK to work for ANY project, is very high.

    Cons

    1. Highly corrupt leadership; most decisions pertaining to Syntel USA and made in India.
    2. Getting a promotion is hard unless you brown-nose your bosses.
    They have a weird policy of giving 1/2 salary for a full-time employee if the spouse is already employed with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good exposure - Work here and you can work everywhere in the world

    • 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

    Pros

    Great opportunities as a fresher, better onsite opportunities, chances of getting fast promotions if you perform better.

    Cons

    It's human nature that you will never satisfy with your current salary. I guess it's everywhere. Senior leadership needs revival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seniority is not the only factor to handle big accounts.

  11.  

    My experience at Syntel was uneventful.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture.

    Cons

    Not at all challenging or inspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more one on one with each employee. Improve the on boarding process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Syntel? Share Your Experiences

Syntel

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.