Syntel Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Project lead

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    • Senior Management
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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
  3.  

    It was nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Good experience with lot of opportunties

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Good for Freshers ! Stay for 2 Years if you dont get VISA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Some projects if you are in.. You will learn as well as enjoy

    Cons

    Everything from management is a problem to employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your vision clear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for freshers

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good culture and policies needs to revise

    Cons

    Retention rate needs to control

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good Hike Provider for Lateral Joiner

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

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

    Pros

    Good hike for lateral joiner.
    Good onsite exposure
    Good for ladies

    Cons

    compulsory 9 hr working culture
    sandwich Leave Policy
    Group-sm culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement Policies for all employees including onsite employees and managers too. Try to retain old employees.

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    Good to start your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Onsite opportunity if you get a right project

    Cons

    Poor Strategy and management. Policies need to be revised

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