Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 28, 2014
Updated December 28, 2014
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.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    onsite opportunity and transperancy in management decisions

    Cons

    Doesn't provide much chances to move between different business domain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Syntel a Good Choice to grow in proffessional and pesonal life.

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure, Opportunities, Recognition, Culture and values.

    Cons

    It depends on your immdiate manager and project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good experience working in syntel Inc

    Cons

    Nothing to mention except the good insurance to be taken only when hopitalised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    work hard and earn a territory

    Cons

    expansion territories, on-call, overall good management support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Memorable, Learning, Progressive, Dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Lead II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Exposure to Overseas Client, CMM Level processes, Career growth, Good Salary structure, Good Facilities and Employee Retention schemes

    Cons

    Organization policies keep changing every 2 years, lack of feeling working for a Big Brand Name doesnot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have promotions based on employees years of experience and nothing much...everything else is good here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Career Progression. Must do better with Employee Satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Very Good career Progression Paths.
    Resonably Good People to work with (Although depends on the account/vertical you work at)
    No dearth of opportunities.

    Cons

    No regard for employee satisfaction.

    Benefits & compensation suck big time. No bother for employee retention.

    Not the smartest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pass on some profits to employees (Programmers, Project Leads, Managers) too. They are the actual bread earners.

    Constantly seek feedback about the support functions. They can really be improved & made employee friendly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Employees treated respectfully and fairly good work life balance

    Cons

    Need to connect more with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to connect more with employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Syntel review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    - Excellent career opportunity
    - Great learning experience

    Cons

    - Lot of politics and lack of clear structures and responsibilities in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Great focus on increasing the business
    - can invest more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for high pressure intense learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    Role flexibility
    Good growth in niche technology practices
    Good place for ambitious, aspirational people

    Cons

    Low performers play dirty politics to sabotage efforts of high performing individuals
    Rampant regionalism, favoritism
    Retention policy only exists for extremely motivated and high performing people
    Little synergy, lots of squabbling between teams and practices
    Low benefits, incentives, quantum of variable pay always on lower side
    People driven and not process driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Processes exist but only to pay lip service
    Scope of retention policy needs to be extended beyond the currently (very few) high performing individuals, keep company profile in mind - service oriented companies need to retain moderate performers as well (in a non-recessive market)
    HR needs to be a lot more receptive
    Provide better benefits, incentives; increase quantum of variable pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for new learnings and employers 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

    Pros

    Best place to start the career as software engineer

    Cons

    much cons are not available .As of now its doing exceptionally well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its doing best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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