Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
650 Reviews
3.0
650 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
311 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company for laterals

    • 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

    Pros

    Good package, Opportunities, Flexible time.

    Cons

    Not so good health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look into providing better Health benefits in US for its deputed and INC employees. Most of the benefits are useless when really required.

  2.  

    Good company to start your career with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good company to start your career with.

    Cons

    Not good package considering market rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Better opportunities in Bay Area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead III in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Better Onsite opportunities, when compared to Infy, CTS, TCS
    2. Lot of Banking clients

    Cons

    1. Salary at onsite is pathetic
    2. Insurance is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not worth my time to advice Syntel's Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company Reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Good management
    Faster Recruitment process

    Cons

    The internal company sites are not integrated and difficult for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good if your joining Syntel Inc and not Syntel Consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.As stated in title join only if syntel inc

    Cons

    Since i am a syntel consulting emp the salary is below average

  7.  

    It was great working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities , US projects are really good.

    Cons

    Less support from HR and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve HR department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Huge learning opportunities for freshers.

    Cons

    same salary hikes for all ,not on performance base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the appraisal should be based on performance in project related work of employee and the value given by employee to deliverables.

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    Business Analyst holding H1B visa

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Good Work culture, but health benefits are bad

    • 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

    Pros

    Good work culture & career growth

    Cons

    health benefits are bad for H1B

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should provide time to employees before pushing bad policy decisions

  11.  

    Gud for fresher

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Get to work from day 1

    Cons

    Not a gud salary structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary can be a bit more

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