Syntel Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
574 Reviews
3.0
574 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
276 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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  1.  

    Discriminating managers and treat you like a cash cow.

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can really think of

    Cons

    Desi Mangers. They suck the last drop of your energy and hectic work culture
    Poor Onsite offshore model. Expected to work beyond 10 hours a day
    No shares or bonus.
    No GC processing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice work force management and new projects to work on

    Cons

    Politics in the higher level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    8.5 + years of experience as a senior analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice company to work, Nice work environment as well more opportunity for onsite and career growth.

    Cons

    Less process oriented company, need to work on process management part of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on career interest of the employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nyc

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    Current Employee - ASE  in  Pune (East Timor)
    Current Employee - ASE in Pune (East Timor)

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

    Pros

    Pros - good learning, if you get into a good team. good incentives

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management with regards to procedure changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  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.  

    Satisfied employee Review

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Working environment is pretty good. Learnt a lot from my seniors. Nice place to start your career with.

    Cons

    Well I worked with syntel only for 1 year, so I dont see drawbacks that a employee working for a long time would see. For me it was happy happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Provides good benefits. address employee needs. Onsite Opportunities.

    Cons

    Indifferent to some employee needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience with lot of opportunties

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead I  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    - Onsite Opportunities if you are working at offshore
    - Learning growth

    Cons

    - Holiday policies
    - Compensation is very low compare to market value
    - medical benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality of work and resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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