Syntel Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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. Project Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice company to work & grow

    Cons

    Internal business process are ridget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. It is Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Job is oK, pay on time, ok benefit, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Client change frequently, No hike, No value of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should interact

  3. Good company for opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Life n work balance.
    Good culture
    Better opportunities

    Cons

    Less pay at onsite location.
    Client dominating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Average Company OK to join and come to onshore

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    1) Good for freshers as you will get H1B easily if you are a good performer.
    2) There are few good people here and there who are good.
    3) People less then 5 years of exp can learn good things

    Cons

    Being a small company they get pressurized by client to work with fewer resources on big projects with strict timelines. Resources generally work for 12 hours at offshore.
    Potfolio manager only wants to promote himself and his friend. You will see him receiving all the awards which others deserve.
    No clarity on growth if you have joined onshore.
    H1B people who want to join for growth should not come here.
    Think only as a stop Gap arrangement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate the reporting process of onshore and offshore employees.
    Have a 360 degree feedback on managers.
    More clarity of roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good Company to start your career

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collierville, TN

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

    Pros

    For new joinees and folks less than 8 years experienced, this would be a good company to start as you get very good technical projects.

    Cons

    If you are 10+ experienced and looking for technical role, please avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity on roles of various managers which you have to report to...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. QA Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Environment and good management

    Cons

    Not applicable since everything is really good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open culture

  8. New Recruits Beware!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    No pros to speak of.

    Cons

    Poor communication about training, start date, reimbursement. Beware of this company. They are extremely unprofessional and will promise you things and not deliver. You can't get any answers from anyone as to what is going on. They like to keep people especially new recruits in the dark. Also, they like to hire Indians and take advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and stop playing games with new recruits. Treat them with respect and don't make last minute decisions. It's hard to be successful when your company can't communicate expectations. Just really poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Management

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    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Professional testing services and support jobs

    Cons

    little push to innovation missing in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize on innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Good for Freshers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity for new technologies.

    Cons

    Salary growth is low
    Promotions are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the resources who work day and night.
    Proper management is available. But getting proper management is a matter of management.

  11. Overall good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunity.
    Helping people. trainings are not good. You will get onsite very easily in this company.

    Cons

    No work life balance. 9 hours daily attendance.
    No salary hike as per other company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working hours should be flexible.

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