Syntel Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 81 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 20 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to join during your early career

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

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities, good technical projects and new technologies to work on and learn, if you have the right contacts then sky is the limit for your personal and career growth

    Cons

    Below average salary, person-oriented culture rather than process-oriented, no work-life balance, HR & company policies are not employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Opportunities, On-site, Learning

    Cons

    Growth, Regional Politics, Skills set of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional Politics and Talent of resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you want to explore technologies, growth, support from leadership.

    Cons

    My offer was changed after I turned turn another offer for this, frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    It was nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good experience with varied business areas

    Cons

    The company lacks enough motivating factors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  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.  

    Great place to start a career but not a good place to stick around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Great entry level opportunities if you are starting an IT career.

    Cons

    Stagnant career growth. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more employee friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    my team and manager was good so i liked to work

    Cons

    rudeness of hr to the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please hire and train hr in the way to behave to employee in a way it works in corporate environment

  10.  

    Had Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Not a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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