Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
652 Reviews
3.0
652 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
313 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)

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292 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to start your career with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good company to start your career with.

    Cons

    Not good package considering market rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Better opportunities in Bay Area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Better Onsite opportunities, when compared to Infy, CTS, TCS
    2. Lot of Banking clients

    Cons

    1. Salary at onsite is pathetic
    2. Insurance is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not worth my time to advice Syntel's Management

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

    It was great working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities , US projects are really good.

    Cons

    Less support from HR and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve HR department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Huge learning opportunities for freshers.

    Cons

    same salary hikes for all ,not on performance base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the appraisal should be based on performance in project related work of employee and the value given by employee to deliverables.

  6.  

    Good Work culture, but health benefits are bad

    • 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

    Good work culture & career growth

    Cons

    health benefits are bad for H1B

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should provide time to employees before pushing bad policy decisions

  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

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

    Pros

    They have lot of onsite openings and the performance are recognized. Growth wise it competitive, salaries are based on your position.

    Cons

    The onsite offshore coordination is not great, any you can get the support from leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization process is not followed in all the levels, the working hours and billing in onsite is completely different from others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Scope

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    onsite opportunity. Great scope

    Cons

    slow growth, HR works really slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great place for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lead
    Current Employee - Test Lead

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn as a fresher...Not a company for a long term...Onsite opportunity is possible if you work really hard...

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive...No process or process has been created just to serve top management...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They will hear in one ear and they will leave that in another ear so no advice to management...

  10.  

    More options for growth

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

    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
  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

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