Syntel Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. Glorified Desi consultancy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Some managers are good and understanding.

    Cons

    They have just one big project. Other companies like Infosys, Wipro etc... are eating into their share.
    Terrible work life balance. They take too much work than they have resources for.
    HR promises greencard on phone. No greencard is done. Even managers don't have it and are waiting.
    Health care is useless. High deductible plan. Even small consultancies have better plans.
    Salary is rock bottom.
    Heavy politics, no peace of mind.
    High attrition. People join and leave quickly.
    Management is involved in back-stabbing each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the working culture. Focus on long term than short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
  3. Good company to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Working env is very good.

    Cons

    Need to work in different shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great for entry-level, but once you have experience you cannot grow in this company

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good for entry-level, can learn different technologies (depends on the project). Can get early opportunity to go onsites. Campus is good. Facilities are good.

    Cons

    Your performance rating does not corresponds to the hike you will receive. (employee having low rating can get higher hikes than you - then why work hard :P) You won't be paid well and no promotions and no salary hike once you are at onsite. Also if you plan to resign you have to pay a hefty amount to break the contract. Everyone has to sign a contract before going to onsite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of employees as well as much you do for your clients. Employees work is what is making your clients happy. So in turn keep employees happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. nice company to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    good salary ,great environment to work

    Cons

    Nothing in specific.Some teams though individually brilliant can improve their collective code quality.

  7. 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

  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. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Syntel is good to start career for freshers.

    Cons

    Many Politics .And No proper Management and resource allocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resource utilization should be optimum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Extremely disorganized.....Poor interview.....Bad crowd.....Located in no mans land

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    MNC, Bus Service, Awesome tea

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized.....Poor interview.....Bad crowd.....Located in no mans land

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Job satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good for any person who likes to do operations job. Syntel is typical people management company.

    Cons

    Too much task driven and people driven organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on implementing good operational processes and prefer employee interest.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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