Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
619 Reviews
3.0
619 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
296 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 85 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 21 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Few development projects, getting good projects is just luck, trainee can learn a lot if they get good projects.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Time, Good Campus, some good projects, good exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to reach office, No proper facility, No proper maintenance of infrastructure,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall all performance should be there, do think for both employee and client or none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good experience.

    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Very good scope for career growth. For freshers it's a good place from learning perspective.

    Cons

    More benefits and perks can be added.

  3.  

    Software enginner

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

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

    Pros

    Best company to get L1 visa to be processed for US. Less work pressure

    Cons

    Steady growth. No variable pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider those who work instead of considering those who showoff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    in one word...ok...not good...not bad

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

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

    Pros

    job security,job security,onsite opp, can relocate to different openings within co

    Cons

    lot of politics, senior mgmt is political and does not address issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior mgmt should be more fair than biased and see from holistic point of view of entire organisation instead of seeing who will work for longer time and promotions should also be based on talent than who will work for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good stopover but not a destination

    • 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

    BNFS is really good and organized. Good learning experience. Since the client is very process oriented same is hence practiced as well.

    Cons

    Most of the Middle/Senior management think of you as a threat if you start asking questions. They need people as work horses. RLT is the hell of all and full of pseudo intellectuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think...why all the talent leaves the company even though you have world class facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Growing company can always do wonders

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

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

    Pros

    Acquiring business is always a huge pro in syntel

    Cons

    maintaining stability for acquired projects is way low when compared to hard work in acheiving them. pay scale , apprisals and talent recognistion is need to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognistion of skill, encouragement needs to be improved.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good as a fresher

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

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

    Pros

    Good management, Hands on training on required technology, good infrastructure, taken care of employee interests.

    Cons

    Lack of visibility, Buffer resources more, lack of motivation, personal growth is not promoted.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Easy access with Hr, friendly nature management. Company offers a good package while joining. If its a specific tool then it will add some plus.

    Cons

    The company policies keep changing. We never know when we would be suddenly asked to work on a saturday.And the reason is "Due to Emergency deliverables " .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees who are already working in organisation rather waiting for a superstar joining the company.

    Recommends

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