Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 December 2014
Updated 28 December 2014
681 Reviews
2.9
681 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
327 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 90 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 22 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good for high pressure intense learning

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    Role flexibility
    Good growth in niche technology practices
    Good place for ambitious, aspirational people

    Cons

    Low performers play dirty politics to sabotage efforts of high performing individuals
    Rampant regionalism, favoritism
    Retention policy only exists for extremely motivated and high performing people
    Little synergy, lots of squabbling between teams and practices
    Low benefits, incentives, quantum of variable pay always on lower side
    People driven and not process driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Processes exist but only to pay lip service
    Scope of retention policy needs to be extended beyond the currently (very few) high performing individuals, keep company profile in mind - service oriented companies need to retain moderate performers as well (in a non-recessive market)
    HR needs to be a lot more receptive
    Provide better benefits, incentives; increase quantum of variable pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place for new learnings and employers 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

    Pros

    Best place to start the career as software engineer

    Cons

    much cons are not available .As of now its doing exceptionally well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its doing best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Working with Syntel KPO was very really nice.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn and acquire professional skills. Very nice company culture and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Promotion rate is very low as well as salary hike is also dissatisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people like castles. Pick wisely and give them full credibility.

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  5.  

    Great 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 a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies
    Global team
    Good senior team

    Cons

    Not a good work life balance
    Employee benefits are not upto market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for freshers

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

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

    Pros

    Will get nice oppurtunity to learn

    Cons

    No good development projects here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    i have been since 3 years in syntel

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, onsite opportunity, good training, good exposure to new technology

    Cons

    less projects, 8.45 hours swipe time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to retain good resource

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good exposure - Work here and you can work everywhere in the world

    • 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

    Great opportunities as a fresher, better onsite opportunities, chances of getting fast promotions if you perform better.

    Cons

    It's human nature that you will never satisfy with your current salary. I guess it's everywhere. Senior leadership needs revival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seniority is not the only factor to handle big accounts.

  9.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good Project
    Good onsite openings
    Good team people
    Good culture
    Good work place at pune,chennai,mumbai

    Cons

    Pantry facility is not good.
    Salary need to be rewised
    Rotation of people into different accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring good technology projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Syntel work experience is very cool

    • 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

    Good work environment
    Very cool work
    Appraisal is ok

    Cons

    Always trust some employees blindly whether they perform well or not, because of this reason syntel loosing very good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct review meetings with all the employees

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical Exposure
    Quick Recognition
    Comparatively quick onsite opportunity
    More Visibility

    Cons

    Process are something not everywhere in projects
    onsite policies are least employee friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it mandatory to all projects to follow process for standardization.
    Awards should have some really standards not just because favouritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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