Syntel Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
273 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    good for laterals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    onsite opportunities are excellent at syntel

    Cons

    poor salary benefits for freshers

  2.  

    May suit your needs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good company in terms of learning prospective.

    Cons

    you should be ready to move in any domain

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  5.  

    Interview experience

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good management about the interview process. Not very harsh during interviwes

    Cons

    have to wait for months till they give joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand out joining dates early

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical consulting role

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Just a job to have

    Cons

    Low pay, no growth and lack of professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to give before take

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No company is perfect, positivity or negativity depends on how well you manage the expectations of your employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been treated well so far, so no complaints.

    Cons

    You need to constantly fight for your identity.
    on aan average 20% on bench and 10-15% buffer, so 1 in every three is a Super hero here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice work force management and new projects to work on

    Cons

    Politics in the higher level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    8.5 + years of experience as a senior analyst

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    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Very nice company to work, Nice work environment as well more opportunity for onsite and career growth.

    Cons

    Less process oriented company, need to work on process management part of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on career interest of the employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nyc

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    Current Employee - ASE  in  Pune (East Timor)
    Current Employee - ASE in Pune (East Timor)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros - good learning, if you get into a good team. good incentives

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management with regards to procedure changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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