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
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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.  

    Lot of political

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities if you are intrested

    Cons

    lot to say, no words are sufficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the right people who work rather on the management

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

    job at syntel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    not much pressure for many projects
    good for onsite opportunity if we are in good project and good team

    Cons

    full politics we need to be obey manager words even if it is not correct
    language partiality because of this reason leads and managers are will give good opportunities to same place people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should avoid language partiality

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities , Supportive seniors.

    Cons

    Benefits need improvement , Need to focus more on employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some effective LMS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good onsites,testing projects,married women;not good to stay long if desire to learn more technically

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

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

    Pros

    good onsite opportunities if stay more than 3 years
    Good for married women,if they want less pressure

    Cons

    No proper care about interest of employee.i was intrested on development but i was forced to work on unit testing for 4 years in same account( rotational policy wont work due to internal manager politics) . Slow hikes to fresher but its more for laterals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the intrest of the employee, rotational policies are not upto the mark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent experience if you are in a horizontal

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture if you are working in a horizontal. Excellent scope for growth. Work life balance difficult considering work location, but work is fun.

    Cons

    Growth in a vertical is difficult. Culture is not good and no scope to grow unless you have a godfather. Company policies are not very employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change policies to make them more employee friendly. Improve travel policies and compensation. Allow for growth of an individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for Laterals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Onsite opportunity but that too depend upon in which project you work. US opportunities are for long term tenure.

    Less workload. One can maintain a good work life balance

    Cons

    Annual increment is not so good.
    No extra benefits
    Provide more external technical trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give importance to employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good learning experience though compensation offered is less compared to other IT companies

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

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

    Pros

    good work experience and exposure, direct client interaction,decent onsite

    Cons

    less compensation,location constraint ,no rewards and benefits , variable less

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company for Fresher

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

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Lateral are equally treated with Fresher's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely much on Fresher, Give better scope to lateral as well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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