Syntel Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
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.  

    Dissatisfied with the company

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

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

    Pros

    No work thats the only pro here

    Cons

    As a fresher you will be trained on JAVA/ .NET but you will be deployed in manual testing or production support project, No salary benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PDAC team should start working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Good for IT

    • 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

    Good onsite opportunities,
    A few good development projects

    Cons

    - Worst Transport facility , illiterate and quarrelsome bus, cab and management. Cabs n buses condition is worst.
    - Below poor hikes.
    - Regional nepotism and politics at its core, no professionalism in work.
    - Employee are forced to do Manager's personnel work apart from assigned work .
    - Talent won't stay for more than 1 or 2 years.
    - Extra allowance, Awards n hike totally depends on Manager's will and mode and not on emp performance.
    - Egoistic managers and careless towards employees below them.
    - Overtime is there most of the time. People hardly leave on standard business hours.
    - Regional language is mostly used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least provide literate and better transport system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for self-learning seasons.

    Cons

    Very high chunces you may work smart round the year, meet expectations and more, make clients happy and yet not get what you deserve if you are FEMALE. Look at the male:female ratio at the Syntel onsite positions and roles above AP2/AP3 and you would agree 200% to what I say. Now, don't give me the crap that females are not good at handling onsite position roles. The shines of ego of old Syntel folks are so flashy and Dominant that all your existance appears tiny and is at stake dealing to them - be it professional or personal. Management is biased, always dancing to the rhythm of prevalent "Bias-technology" and not open to prefer or consider female resources for next higher level roles. Often even smart female resources end up being eye-candy to the employee pool with a bonus of poor growth curve and hence are compelled to leave the organisation if seeking career growth. I will always hate the biased growth of scanty people here and will never recommend any friend specially if FEMALE to join this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of the Bias-technology if Syntel cares to value it's market positon and reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    1 Year

    • 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 salary thats all but no career growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. No SDLC follows, no quality in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not upto the mark some even not able to speak english properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Syntel my worst nightmare. People like Srinath Mallya and vijayrangakumar gopalan are making Syntel a bad place.

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

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

    Pros

    No pros, absolutely no pros..

    Cons

    Lot of HR politics, Company happens to be inclined towards people who do boot licking, Unethical practices followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your employees who are in middle management or junior level..The company is biased towards people who are at VP level or above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not bad

    • 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

    Pros

    you will get to learn more

    Cons

    loads of work load,no proper management

  8.  

    Terrible place to work at all levels

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work at Client Side on Onsite locations
    ...that's about it!!!

    Cons

    1. Not a employee-centric company
    2. No growth
    3. Poor salaries
    4. No company Vision
    5. Poor training
    6. Worst Management ever.
    7. Managers = Ego
    8. Poor employee treatment by HR
    9. High iteration
    10. Has consistently missed company goals in the past 8 years

    I am not taking any kind of vendetta here, I have worked for this company for 8 years!! And I know everybody from top to bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees as asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    if syntel announce its attrition. it would be industry top

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

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

    Pros

    fresher could be lucky to get good oppurtunities

    Cons

    No access to higher management,

    Poor pay scale.

    Bad shift allowances.

    No fun.

    Manager centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    initiate reverse feedback process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    a very bad politics is played in the company.

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    there are no pros of the company.

    Cons

    bad management, too long stretch, no overtime, no night allowances, less hike, no future, bad pantry, bad cafeteria, internal politics played in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to give more attention on the above mentioned fields.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Confused between Actual Results and Appraisals, Promotions

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

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

    Pros

    * Overall good systems put in place in terms of Support Functions, Trainings
    * STEP and SCALE initiates are good systems, however the actual use is very minimal

    Cons

    * No Direct Connect with Leadership Team, despite insights, Letters, But no hearing or fair play
    * STEP and SCALE are in Theory, Practically Have seen it fail in several in Engagements, Instead of Performance, Preference rules :(
    * HR Leaders - As expected evaluate performance based on 1 feedback of 365 days with dotted line manager
    * Be careful about actual JD and the one put into Hard Copy, 99% chances are that it will vary.
    * Babu culture ( Keep your Manager Happy and you will get the best , Always please Manager instead of working Actual Facts Figure Finance details, Risk Ignorance, etc. )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Please make STEP more meaningful, provide feedback in Quarters instead of all of sudden Appraisals without discussions and release of ratings.
    * Please use 360 degrees rating system and publish to Syntelligence ( Intranet ) including Managers, Leaders.
    * Give Mid-Senior Management the confidence of Trust, Integrity and Reward N Recognition culture for the ones who highlights RISKS, Bring New Customers
    * Please Hire with exact Roles Responsibilities Designation Band Grade, Don't deviate once resource (s ) join and put them under Practice instead of Delivery ( specialized domain area )
    * BU Heads Client Partners and Delivery Directors should all treat employees equally irrespective of Cast Creed Religion or Color. There is strong feeling amongst many Senior Level Managers on this.
    * Please don't foster culture of favorism, Reward and Appraise on Performance, Feedback, Values instead of Personal Conflicts coming between BU Head and Sr Managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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