Syntel Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
568 Reviews

3.0
568 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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  1.  

    May suit your needs

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends
  2.  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Analyst Programer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    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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  5.  

    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 )

  6.  

    Syntel is OK for 2-5 year of exp people

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

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

    Pros

    9 hours working
    get Appriasal on time

    Cons

    Not good appraisal
    Sandwitch holiday is the worst policy in this company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not good from employee benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Cordova, TN
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Cordova, TN

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

    Pros

    Relocation amount is somewhat ok

    Cons

    Poor Health Benefits
    Relocation Policy is Bad
    No proper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't keep high expectations

    • 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

    Company will offer good package while joining, good joining bonus and moving costs.
    Good company to start with, you will get good exposure. There are few long term projects if you get lucky you may get to stay at one location.

    Cons

    May not keep all promises given during joining, get everything in writing.
    Lack of professionalism, main operations are at offshore so you will see some delays in process.
    100% Moving expenses for offshore resources is not covered. This is ridiculous policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSA  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - BSA in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    good compensation and work atmosphere

    Cons

    no growth in long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers into politics no one cares for anything except personal favours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    onsite opportunity nothing else i suppose.

    Cons

    everything else.
    especially health insurance in US....pathetic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel does not want to grow hence employees are suffering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Had Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, would get onsite opportunities if luck favors

    Cons

    perks offered are not comparative with market standards, Has multiple designation which makes it difficult to get from one position to other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Designation band levels needs to be minimized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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