Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
683 Reviews
2.9
683 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is a good company to start as a freshers,good environment to work with.Seniors are very much cooperative.

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work with seniors.

    Cons

    salary hike and increments are not up to the mark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Having overall 2.3 years of experience of I.T in Manual and Automation testing, Enhancement and Script development.

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    Can explore as much as can.

    Cons

    Employee satisfaction. Dealing with situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should aware of needs of employee beside the work.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    salary hike

    • 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

    good to work with syntel as fresher

    Cons

    less hikes compared to other mnc's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work at Syntel and commit career suicide ...

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

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

    Pros

    1. Anybody can get a job here ...
    2. There is complete job security, the useless can stick around for a lifetime and build careers by just sucking up to your managers ..

    Cons

    1. Poor leadership .. no involvement with the developers . Every manager spends 90% of his time pleasing his boss. a Manager does not know the names of his developers
    2. Extremely poor support systems, Finance, HR, Admin, Transport, VISA are different countries with no connectivity
    3. Each of the above departments have their own systems - Imagine having to raise an onsite travel request ..
    4. The HR are the most callous and rude people, or wait is that the Finance department ? Every unit of this company competes to make the employees life living hell.
    5. You can escalate your problems to your management - but then you become the "black sheep" and anyway no one bothers about the real issue.
    6. The transport is managed by goons and its a genuine safety issue.
    7. The appraisal system is a joke, there is no data captured in the system and everything is perception based. This is good if your manager loves you though.
    8. The company is money minded and employees are NOT the most important Asset. Expense reports require 7 levels of approvals and the finance department acts as if they are paying money from their own pockets even for genuine expenses
    9. From a business standpoint, Clients see Syntel as a staffing company and there are very few large clients and value added work being done here
    10. This is a classic case of how a stick gets the work done
    11. They have a 5S value system which stands for Simple, Smart, Stretch, Synergy and Speed .. but once you get inside you realize it stands for Stupidity, Sycophancy, Slowness, Selfishness, Stingy ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice to the management falls on deaf years so its a moot point.

    1. They could do with a little bit of Humility, listening to the employees, reduce arrogance, improve internal systems and processes, make the support departments accountable to the employees, reduce red-tape ..
    2. Succession planning, 1-on-1 interviews, fair and transparent performance assessments.
    3. Encourage different ideas, allow the people to speak and appear to listen
    One could write a book here ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Date of Joining Changed

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Not Yet Joined in the company

    Cons

    They have released the offer and requested to join before dd-Jan2015, based on this I got relieved earlier from my previous company and sent mail to HR saying I would be able to join 5 days earlier the given date, however now they extend the date by 10 Days because of this am loosing almost 20 days salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please value the Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Poor

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

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    If you are very complacent

    Cons

    lack of systems and processes, archaic systems, bad HR policies, bad facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pl improve HR policies and benefits and employ people according to need and not just to fill up positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    A good place to learn new technologies and learn politics.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Learn new technology. Transport facility. Good technical growth. You will get a lot to learn. Office culture is neutral.

    Cons

    Worst HR department. No proper hikes for deserving candidates. Promotions only if you can create dependencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to give hikes as per their capabilities , Not as per the manager biased reviews. Make it more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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