Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
619 Reviews
3.0
619 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
296 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 85 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 21 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software enginner

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best company to get L1 visa to be processed for US. Less work pressure

    Cons

    Steady growth. No variable pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider those who work instead of considering those who showoff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good stopover but not a destination

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    BNFS is really good and organized. Good learning experience. Since the client is very process oriented same is hence practiced as well.

    Cons

    Most of the Middle/Senior management think of you as a threat if you start asking questions. They need people as work horses. RLT is the hell of all and full of pseudo intellectuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think...why all the talent leaves the company even though you have world class facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    in one word...ok...not good...not bad

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

    I have been working at Syntel (more than an year)

    Pros

    job security,job security,onsite opp, can relocate to different openings within co

    Cons

    lot of politics, senior mgmt is political and does not address issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior mgmt should be more fair than biased and see from holistic point of view of entire organisation instead of seeing who will work for longer time and promotions should also be based on talent than who will work for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing company can always do wonders

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Acquiring business is always a huge pro in syntel

    Cons

    maintaining stability for acquired projects is way low when compared to hard work in acheiving them. pay scale , apprisals and talent recognistion is need to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognistion of skill, encouragement needs to be improved.

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Nice place to work.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy access with Hr, friendly nature management. Company offers a good package while joining. If its a specific tool then it will add some plus.

    Cons

    The company policies keep changing. We never know when we would be suddenly asked to work on a saturday.And the reason is "Due to Emergency deliverables " .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees who are already working in organisation rather waiting for a superstar joining the company.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good as a fresher

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good management, Hands on training on required technology, good infrastructure, taken care of employee interests.

    Cons

    Lack of visibility, Buffer resources more, lack of motivation, personal growth is not promoted.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stable and safe Company by Job perspective but very limited Growth options.

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

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Huge Campus, Good Transport, Medical Facilities
    Infrastructure is good.
    Good onsite opportunity specifically H1B

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and management
    Lack of projects.
    mostly L1 and L2 kind of work
    No Knowledge Transfer or it is very limited.
    HR policies are different for employee to employee.
    Linguistic favorism
    Will recommend if some one is really in need of a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is a CMM 5 company but need to do a lot to actually reach that level. As sometimes this CMM level doesnot matter because now a days PAN shops even get ISO Certification.
    Company Tagline is "Client First" but it should be "Employee First"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Average company for freshers

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good growth for freshers
    good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    no proper process
    no good perks
    not employee freindly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Fine Experience

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for Freshers, it give the best learning opportunities for Career Development

    Cons

    No one cares about the Employee. Company policies made to Crush the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to work and give a better work environment to your employee. It will motivate them to work better

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

    Lot of political

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities if you are intrested

    Cons

    lot to say, no words are sufficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the right people who work rather on the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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