Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
677 Reviews
3.0
677 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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324 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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  1.  

    Software engineer

    • 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

    Environment is good in chennai and pune gdc.

    Cons

    Compension is very less compare to other companies.
    Doesnt have much career growth.
    Maintenance must be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangement team is not that much good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not good

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    good exposure
    Helped me once when it was much needed
    Two ratings i gave because of few good people in Project

    Cons

    Rubbish management
    People are slogging
    Appraisal are done without discussion
    Company has own policies
    HR are idiots
    '

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Useless to advise them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management is poor and biased, hike is less

    • 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

    Good company to start your career only if you are lucky to fall in good project
    Good projects in Java, J2EE
    Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn't utilize the talents
    Very poor management
    Uses H1 visa to make employees stay, they don't give eventually

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide what someone deserves and utilize talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great for fresher's as lots of learning opportunities

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work till you drop, so immense learning scope. Guaranteed onsite but you have to wait couple of years depending on your project

    Cons

    No incentives, life can be mundane if work pressure is not there.
    Salary lowest among contemporaries.
    Regional bias in some locations.
    Talent is not appreciated, u just wait for your turn to get rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spot and recognise hardworking people.
    Give more emphasis to talent than experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    If you are very complacent

    Cons

    lack of systems and processes, archaic systems, bad HR policies, bad facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pl improve HR policies and benefits and employ people according to need and not just to fill up positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Analyst holding H1B visa

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

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

    Pros

    A good company to gain initial experience in variety of areas.
    Very less end to end development project but lot of staff augmentation projects which give immense opportunity for a business analyst profile.
    Lot of onsite opportunities

    Cons

    After few years of experience you outgrow and become over mature to organization policies and culture. Seems that the organization and people do not evolve with time.
    Growth is very difficult for a business analyst unless career is oriented towards moving to delivery/project management.
    Taking advantage of people who travel on H1B visa by giving them less salary, less benefits as compared to their US peers. That is why they have a high attrition rate. They had a bond of Rs. 250000 for any employee who travels to the US but now it has been increased to Rs. 500000. People holding H1B and joining Syntel beware.
    Anyone can become anything in Syntel. Even a person who does not have enough business knowledge, business sense and cannot speak proper english can get promoted and get in to management level role
    Policies are not employee friendly and still very less people raise their voice
    Lack of professional culture
    Appraisal system is a joke as ratings get normalized if you are not in the good books of the manager. Even if there is a good rating there is no salary increase for onsite people
    Benefits are a joke for people travelling onsite from India. Even though employees pay for the premium coverage is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing bond amount without improving policies will only cause weak people to travel. If a strong candidate travels to the US, he will move out despite of the bond amount
    Improve the appraisal system by implementing 360 degree appraisal for anyone who is involved in a managerial role
    If you focus too much on the operating margins then forget about the topline growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    okay company

    • 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

    No work pressure. Probably based on project.

    Cons

    Not a good start for beginner. Scope of learning is minimum. All are support projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Syntel

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

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

    Pros

    It's good for fresher only.

    Cons

    Day by day company policies will change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No dynamism with mid level managers since they are mostly non technical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity and good place for starters

    Cons

    Training's stink they do not spend, no job/knowledge enrichment
    If you know to soap your manager you can get promotions every year even if you are an average performer
    Finance and HR are not employee friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate your manager/EM's to other accounts let them perform, they just hold on for years in same account and create vacuum with no value addition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Full of politics in low level management

    • 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 place for a fresher to learn more.

    Cons

    Regional feeling or politics among different state people basing on current manager's homeland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership not only comes from experience, it comes with both experience and expertise.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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