Syntel Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
595 Reviews
3.0
595 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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287 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 82 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.  

    syntel jobs

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

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

    Pros

    very good company
    hike is very good compared to other companies
    good work culture

    Cons

    there should be new innovative ideas.
    don't pressure the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher mangement has to look into the practise level activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Syntel was uneventful.

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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 (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
  3.  

    Good company to join during your early career

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    • 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
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    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for juniors and trainees to get experience

    Cons

    Incapable and ill skilled management team.Not good company for long term growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very specific requirements

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Small company not much process dependencies

    Cons

    Highly irregular HR policies and mostly driven by hiring managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It reminds me of the visit i had made in corporation. Cost cutting is the main agenda, salaries for few at par with indu

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

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

    Pros

    The company is high on cash reserves but there isint much work, business is based on few long standing clients, job is secure, you're given time to improve, cos they arent in any hurry, cos there isint much work anyway.

    Cons

    Too far from the city, no work life balance. Horrible HR & travel policies, employees come at the bottom of the cycle. Basic facilities as washroom & cafeterias are badly managed. Cost savings in everything. Printers, lights, ACs are kept switched off to save costs!. Teams work in silos which is big problem while working on projects, there isint a defined methodology, nobody here is on a common platform. They've been trying to reach the 2 billion mark for over years now. Top management is least bothered with what goes on with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people centric. Please don't have this attitude. this is one of the reasons why Syntel has such high attrition, people don't stick around for more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    syntel review

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

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

    Pros

    They have processes defined for everything but they bend the processes for themselves or the closed ones.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly
    They bend the processes for few indiciduals as per the convenience.
    Leadership team lacks skills big time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly improve your skills to have a better work force and work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very nice firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Gives good options for freshers also

    Cons

    none seen in 3 years of my work

  10.  

    Syntel shows its brand as high, but don't treat employees equally.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    If you have H1, they put you onsite immediately.

    Cons

    Don't consider your knowledge and experience. Just focus on billing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should devote time and efforts to plan and execute some good work on the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good Project
    Good onsite openings
    Good team people
    Good culture
    Good work place at pune,chennai,mumbai

    Cons

    Pantry facility is not good.
    Salary need to be rewised
    Rotation of people into different accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring good technology projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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