Syntel Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
567 Reviews
3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
271 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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    ED

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great freedom to execute the plans that are felt right for the Client and company. Good scope for growth and performance recognized by my managers.

    Cons

    People facuing Client have burden to drive end to end and at times Client facing role people are over burdened. Having said this provides learning opportunity too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Containing attrition of core team may help faster growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    May suit your needs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends
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    Salary inadequate!

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    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good and long term projects. Good Clint's as well.

    Cons

    Salary is way less than market standards so cannot keep good resources for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and look into these issues, your competitors are way ahead.Less salary trick won't last for long.

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

    Good for starters

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you want to explore technologies, growth, support from leadership.

    Cons

    My offer was changed after I turned turn another offer for this, frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    This is good place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing in specific to add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superb!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and the consulting division has many clients to choose from

    Cons

    Middle sized company to work for

    Recommends
  8.  

    It was nice

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Good clients and presence in louisville

    Cons

    Salary appraisals are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees and fulfill promises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointed

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

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

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

    Little effort made to find new position for consultant after placement contract expired

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Syntel as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are a software developer, Syntel would be a good fit,

    Cons

    When my placement at a company where I was consulting expired, Syntel made ittle effort to find a new position for me in the Chicago area. Instead of looking for new clients and opportunities in the 3rd largest city in the US, they wanted me to relocate to Iowa or Minnesota. At the same time I was being contacted by several other consulting firms with BA positions in the Chicago area, so it wasn't like there was nothing out there. So I left Syntel and joined another firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is known for supplying developers and even project managers as consultants and has very few Business Analyssts. Syntel needs to pursue Business Analyst opportunities more aggressively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project lead

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Sparks Glencoe, MD

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    place to grow, challenging environment.

    Cons

    less pay, management is not strong enough to deal with diplomatically with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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