Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 81 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 20 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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