Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
570 Reviews
3.0
570 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
273 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    gerat work great learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    peaceful relaxing supportive entertaining lively

    Cons

    far out of city campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    great opportunity for fresher , nice campus

    Cons

    lengthy working hours, night shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more friendly with employer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good

    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities . Good career growth

    Cons

    Bad management . Not Resource friendly .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance employee satisfaction .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good if you keep your boss happy :)

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

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

    Pros

    growing and more opportunities coming

    Cons

    culture, process not matured , no 360 degree feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the 360 degree feedback, judge the boss as well ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Work Enviornment

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work. Good for Junior level

    Cons

    Not employee friendly, Lot of restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tape culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good for Fresher,

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good learning as fresher. Good.

    Cons

    bad HR policies. not bed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Joined as fresher in Syntel, and is good company for new people.

    • 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 a year

    Pros

    - good fro new people
    - will get good projects
    - nice campus
    - great managers

    Cons

    - salary structure is not up to the mark
    - increment policy is not good
    - experience people are not interested to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - please keep transparency in the Salary and Increment structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to be a simple software engineer

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Campus, work environment are good.
    Very good place to get onsite opportunities.
    if you stay more than 2years, in the third year the probability of getting onsite is much high.

    Cons

    Low knowledge people get rewards very easily with improper management reviews.
    Hikes are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advices wont work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for starters..

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

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

    Pros

    1. A lot of learning opportunities for freshers.
    2. Direct stakeholder interaction
    3. Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    1. No efficient resource management leading to messed up allocations.
    2. Nothing grand about the hikes, which makes you a bit below par earner among your peers in other companies
    3. High attrition rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Better resource management
    * Normalisation of salaries once in 3 years so that employee wont feel unsatisfied

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company for freshers to start on.

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to start your carrier. Decent start up package. Exposure to MNC work culture. Job security.

    Cons

    Growth is very slow if you stay for long time.

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