Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
599 Reviews
3.0
599 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
287 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    its good for freshers ..for career

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good for freshers only not for experienced

    Cons

    salary not up to the mark..should be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the salary and joining period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    syntel jobs

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good company
    hike is very good compared to other companies
    good work culture

    Cons

    there should be new innovative ideas.
    don't pressure the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher mangement has to look into the practise level activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice firm

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives good options for freshers also

    Cons

    none seen in 3 years of my work

  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    It reminds me of the visit i had made in corporation. Cost cutting is the main agenda, salaries for few at par with indu

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

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

    Pros

    The company is high on cash reserves but there isint much work, business is based on few long standing clients, job is secure, you're given time to improve, cos they arent in any hurry, cos there isint much work anyway.

    Cons

    Too far from the city, no work life balance. Horrible HR & travel policies, employees come at the bottom of the cycle. Basic facilities as washroom & cafeterias are badly managed. Cost savings in everything. Printers, lights, ACs are kept switched off to save costs!. Teams work in silos which is big problem while working on projects, there isint a defined methodology, nobody here is on a common platform. They've been trying to reach the 2 billion mark for over years now. Top management is least bothered with what goes on with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people centric. Please don't have this attitude. this is one of the reasons why Syntel has such high attrition, people don't stick around for more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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