Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 535 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term(in 66 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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    better place to work within the similar companies

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsNot much Work pressure. Salary is ok

    Consmedical benefits not upto the mark
    Not much clients

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsBetter compensation when compared to its competitors

    ConsPoor Middle management, bad offshore management

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    Low PAY

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGood a onsite opportunities compared to the other companies .
    Good work culture and campus
    Best for freshers.
    Good transport facilities

    Conssalary is par below
    layoffs at the time of recession

    salary is par below
    layoffs at the time of recession

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosgood number of vacation days.

    ConsBad managers. no recognition for the achievement. Dont pay as per market standard. no career development

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the people who has knowledge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    lots of potential but in need of direction.

    Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Louisville, KY

    Prosthey do not layoff. they will pay bench salary for months if the bench strength is low (this is esp. for US employees). you can aspire to rise to leadership roles. they are improving in magement capabilities and trying to catch up with tier 1 indian outsourcers in corporate management. they sponsor technical and management certifications. they follw CMM process in project execution.

    Consrelocation assistance should be improved. their immigration team need to be revamped to stem the number of visa rejections and other problems. medical insurance for US employees leaves a lot to be desired. salary of deputed employees need to increase.

    Advice to Senior Managementbharat desai should get more involved in the day to day management. he should vist employees more frequently through townhalls. should recruit from top tier engineering and management colleges. they have missed out on growth opportunities during the 90's by not being aggressive so need to do better now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work aggressively in increasing the number of clients serviced in US for sustainable growth and future

    Engagement Manager (Former Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsGood growth opportunity if you know key folks in the company :-)

    ConsNot good for US based employee. Aggressive sales team gets the deal but delivery team can't attract or retain good employees at offshore. Attrition is killing the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter scrutiny of offshore based Sr. management (VP & President); need more efforts in branding Syntel in US. Have to get more customer, can't rely on 5-10 odd customers for growth every year

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    Good to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood environment
    Onsite opportunity if you get a right project

    ConsPoor Strategy and management. Policies need to be revised

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    Good experience with lot of opportunties

    Project Lead I (Former Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros- Onsite Opportunities if you are working at offshore
    - Learning growth

    Cons- Holiday policies
    - Compensation is very low compare to market value
    - medical benifits

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on quality of work and resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsProvides good benefits. address employee needs. Onsite Opportunities.

    ConsIndifferent to some employee needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for freshers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood culture and policies needs to revise

    ConsRetention rate needs to control

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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