Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 July 2014
Updated 31 July 2014
568 Reviews
3.0
568 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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272 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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  1.  

    Worse culture ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Salary is at par with others

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    show some basic human consideration to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    Change your company policies, and working environment. Its very unprofessional and depressing. No work culture, No work life balance at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not Good for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    At least provide literate and better transport system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dissatisfied with the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    No work thats the only pro here

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    PDAC team should start working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad place for Female resources seeking career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    Good place for self-learning seasons.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Chennai

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

    Pros

    No pros, absolutely no pros..

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    you will get to learn more

    Cons

    loads of work load,no proper management

  9.  

    Terrible place to work at all levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees as asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    if syntel announce its attrition. it would be industry top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    fresher could be lucky to get good oppurtunities

    Cons

    No access to higher management,

    Poor pay scale.

    Bad shift allowances.

    No fun.

    Manager centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    initiate reverse feedback process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    a very bad politics is played in the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    there are no pros of the company.

    Cons

    bad 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 ManagementAdvice

    needs to give more attention on the above mentioned fields.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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