Syntel Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 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.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Good company to work ...

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Huge onsite opportunity
    work life balance
    no micro management
    good infrastructure
    managers are friendly but again depends on individuals

    Cons

    compensation is less not a pay master ..you have to complete 9 hours daily

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked as test Engg. for around initial 3 Years of my career

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good Onsite opportunity
    2. Good learning
    3. Good Infrastructure
    4. Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. All locations are in south India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should open a campus in NCR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel for more than a year

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Work ecperience at statestreet syntel was good .but with vert bad expreience also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure change,bad cafeteria for night shifts.

  6.  

    Neutral

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite Opportunities after 3-4 years in the company

    Cons

    Not A good Appraisal giving company.
    Aims are low of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client location should be offered early.
    Performance should be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    job at syntel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    not much pressure for many projects
    good for onsite opportunity if we are in good project and good team

    Cons

    full politics we need to be obey manager words even if it is not correct
    language partiality because of this reason leads and managers are will give good opportunities to same place people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should avoid language partiality

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not a good company if you're not in a management position

    • 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

    i didn't find anything likeable

    Cons

    no development work
    none of the policies are employee beneficial
    appraisals are really bad
    HR people are always on the lookout to make your life harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring senior level coders for ridiculous amounts and then putting them on bench, instead give that money to the entry level programmers that work really hard and get peanuts to show for it.

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

    Good onsites,testing projects,married women;not good to stay long if desire to learn more technically

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

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

    Pros

    good onsite opportunities if stay more than 3 years
    Good for married women,if they want less pressure

    Cons

    No proper care about interest of employee.i was intrested on development but i was forced to work on unit testing for 4 years in same account( rotational policy wont work due to internal manager politics) . Slow hikes to fresher but its more for laterals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the intrest of the employee, rotational policies are not upto the mark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities , Supportive seniors.

    Cons

    Benefits need improvement , Need to focus more on employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some effective LMS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent experience if you are in a horizontal

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture if you are working in a horizontal. Excellent scope for growth. Work life balance difficult considering work location, but work is fun.

    Cons

    Growth in a vertical is difficult. Culture is not good and no scope to grow unless you have a godfather. Company policies are not very employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change policies to make them more employee friendly. Improve travel policies and compensation. Allow for growth of an individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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