Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 09, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 536 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(258 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Worse culture ever

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsSalary is at par with others

    ConsHorrible work culture.
    Command and control type of bosses
    the work is a mess. no one has any idea of what is to be done.
    all issues are resolved by fighting.
    Loudest voice wins argument and work will proceed accordingly

    Advice to Senior Managementshow some basic human consideration to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company Ever

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsOnly good for freshers, consider they leave this organization almost after 1year. apart from that...!!!!

    ConsFor me its worst experience ever, Management are not capable enough to manage their team as well as Project. No corporate values only politics. Less salary, Policies are not employee Friendly

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Good for IT

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsGood onsite opportunities,
    A few good development projects

    Cons- Worst Transport facility , illiterate and quarrelsome bus, cab and management. Cabs n buses condition is worst.
    - Below poor hikes.
    - Regional nepotism and politics at its core, no professionalism in work.
    - Employee are forced to do Manager's personnel work apart from assigned work .
    - Talent won't stay for more than 1 or 2 years.
    - Extra allowance, Awards n hike totally depends on Manager's will and mode and not on emp performance.
    - Egoistic managers and careless towards employees below them.
    - Overtime is there most of the time. People hardly leave on standard business hours.
    - Regional language is mostly used.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt least provide literate and better transport system

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissatisfied with the company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsNo work thats the only pro here

    ConsAs a fresher you will be trained on JAVA/ .NET but you will be deployed in manual testing or production support project, No salary benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementPDAC team should start working

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsGood place for self-learning seasons.

    ConsVery high chunces you may work smart round the year, meet expectations and more, make clients happy and yet not get what you deserve if you are FEMALE. Look at the male:female ratio at the Syntel onsite positions and roles above AP2/AP3 and you would agree 200% to what I say. Now, don't give me the crap that females are not good at handling onsite position roles. The shines of ego of old Syntel folks are so flashy and Dominant that all your existance appears tiny and is at stake dealing to them - be it professional or personal. Management is biased, always dancing to the rhythm of prevalent "Bias-technology" and not open to prefer or consider female resources for next higher level roles. Often even smart female resources end up being eye-candy to the employee pool with a bonus of poor growth curve and hence are compelled to leave the organisation if seeking career growth. I will always hate the biased growth of scanty people here and will never recommend any friend specially if FEMALE to join this organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of the Bias-technology if Syntel cares to value it's market positon and reputation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Syntel my worst nightmare. People like Srinath Mallya and vijayrangakumar gopalan are making Syntel a bad place.

    Test Manager (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsNo pros, absolutely no pros..

    ConsLot of HR politics, Company happens to be inclined towards people who do boot licking, Unethical practices followed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart trusting your employees who are in middle management or junior level..The company is biased towards people who are at VP level or above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not bad

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chennai

    Prosyou will get to learn more

    Consloads of work load,no proper management

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    Terrible place to work at all levels

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Mumbai

    Pros1. Opportunity to work at Client Side on Onsite locations
    ...that's about it!!!

    Cons1. Not a employee-centric company
    2. No growth
    3. Poor salaries
    4. No company Vision
    5. Poor training
    6. Worst Management ever.
    7. Managers = Ego
    8. Poor employee treatment by HR
    9. High iteration
    10. Has consistently missed company goals in the past 8 years

    I am not taking any kind of vendetta here, I have worked for this company for 8 years!! And I know everybody from top to bottom.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat your employees as asset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    if syntel announce its attrition. it would be industry top

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    Prosfresher could be lucky to get good oppurtunities

    ConsNo access to higher management,

    Poor pay scale.

    Bad shift allowances.

    No fun.

    Manager centric

    Advice to Senior Managementinitiate reverse feedback process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a very bad politics is played in the company.

    Finance (Former Employee)

    Prosthere are no pros of the company.

    Consbad management, too long stretch, no overtime, no night allowances, less hike, no future, bad pantry, bad cafeteria, internal politics played in the company.

    Advice to Senior Managementneeds to give more attention on the above mentioned fields.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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