Syntel Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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.  

    Excellent company to work with if you're in the right project

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for both learning and travel to onsite

    Cons

    None, unless you end up in a project where scope for learning or travel is not there

    Recommends
  2.  

    Didn't quite work out as I hoped

    Former Employee - Lead .NET Developer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Lead .NET Developer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros: it has offshore, so possibility of transferring there

    Cons

    Stratified "verticals" rather than locally available projects used as criteria

  3.  

    Good place to start and grow your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    opportunities, technology, people, locations, growth

    Cons

    work life balance, salary, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there's no advice to management

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Gggggssds

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. best co. to work with.

    Cons

    sometime project becomes challenging if you are juggling too many things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what you are doing. Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work with...

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Job security and career growth

    Cons

    Training opportunities could be restricted depending on the work location. Not all trainings are available online.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunities, get good exposure as it has a decent clients

    Cons

    Not ample training and slow paced environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best for onsite experience

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity, Simple projects, Simpleton managers, Flexible timing, Maternity benefit, Long bench life

    Cons

    People politics, No fun @ work, Nobody cares, Company grows not all people, Onsite laterals command salary, Low onsite deputation salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more to onsite resource to help them grow !!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Given turning point in my carrier learned things

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, Employees can grow as the Logo says

    Cons

    Low Salary people who stayed longer time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and very team-oriented.

    Cons

    The Indian accent needs some getting used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy to effect more efficient processes.

  11.  

    OK company to work for when compared to other Indian IT majors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Provides great Job Security when compared to other IT companies

    Cons

    Stagnancy at Role after a few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more employee focused apart from being numbers focused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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