Syntel Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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. It's been good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy access to top management
    Easy to put your ideas

    Cons

    People oriented company not process oriented

  2. Good opportunities in healthcare

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    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Pune
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Pune

    I worked at Syntel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work environment
    work life balance is good

    Cons

    mandatory daily 8.45 hours
    hours regularization concept

    Advice to Management

    weekly 45 hours cap

  3. Nice place for professional growth but financial

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Chennai

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Exposure to multiple platforms
    Smoothly going life
    Good salary for laterals

    Cons

    Internal Politics
    No relation with experience and salary
    HR, without proper training on how to treat an employee
    Terminating employee without notice

    Advice to Management

    Need some thing where employee should feel it as second home.

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  5. Asst Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai

    I worked at Syntel full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Less work pressure
    good for freshers

    Cons

    DGM and GMs are useless.
    They have no work
    They are not in office for most of the day
    Management in Syntel have privilege to gym membership, which is utilised in office hrs

  6. software enginner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    is good for onsite opportunities, if you can cope up with extra working hours and late night shifts

    Cons

    not a employee friendly organisation , can start layoff anytime

    Advice to Management

    should be employee friendly

  7. A Good company to work for, have had a positive experience

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    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, good onsite opportunities, good name in the market, Job security, easy communication with the senior leadership, Overall a really nice company to work with

    Cons

    Less pay if you are a fresher, overall less pay as per market standards, Not much facilities to employees, Not employee friendly in terms of facilities like pantry, cabs etc.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that happy employees will result in happy clients. Only cost cutting will not result in company's growth. Treat your employees like resources.

  8. Am Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I have been working at Syntel

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

    Pros

    Good Environment
    Less workload
    Flexible timing
    Good for fresher's
    Explore new things
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of employee benefit
    Less variable payment

    Advice to Management

    Policies should be employee friendly,
    Increment should be on performance basis

  9. Good Experience in syntel.

    Current Employee - Testing Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Testing Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good platform to start up with the professional career.

    Cons

    No cons. . . . . . . .

  10. Below IT standard

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at Syntel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I thought for half and got to write something nice but got only one point i.e. Good cafeteria, easy to get a job.

    Cons

    Its a long list.
    1) onboarding process is the worst , HR will come and give u 60/- coupon and ask you to go and have lunct at cafeteria.

    2) fresher's batch is divided into java and .net in random basis not on their performance during training.

    3) Being trained on java they will put you on production support project and if you try to retaliate HR will abuse you in front of everyone. Happened with me when I was tagged for Moody's project.

    4) there is absolutely no work here as they dont have any projects. Most of the projects are of manual testing. No growth at all.

    5) Salary and perks are below the IT standard and hike is divided into slot for first year 45k,30k,20k thats it.

    6) Recently fired 4000 employee without prior notice.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to work on above points. Your company sucks a big time. There is nobody inspiring at higher level who can motivate employee to work hard . Rakesh I had lots of hope with u.

  11. Not too good, not too bad...Just okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Working environment/Culture is good. Supporting team members or Mentors. Syntel has Good projects for employees to work and to be technically strong enough

    Cons

    Yearly appraisal. Very minimal hike percentages. lay off process with out warnings or Intimation

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