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Syntel Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
681 Reviews
2.9
681 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.  

    Average experience

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. good onsite opportunities
    2. MNC tag
    3. good for freshers if they get into a good project
    4. friendly work environment

    Cons

    1. pathetic joining procedure for freshers, syntel may take more than 1-2 years to give you joining
    2. project allocation for freshers is also very bad
    3. pay scales are not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allocate project to a resource according to his skill set

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Good and Not bad

    • 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

    Job Security, Good Onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    Less compensation, no proper management. They will conduct Town hall meeting for name sake and issues raised will be neglected soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please select freshers acording to need. Simply recruiting and not responding for years feels worst.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Few development projects, getting good projects is just luck, trainee can learn a lot if they get good projects.

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Time, Good Campus, some good projects, good exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to reach office, No proper facility, No proper maintenance of infrastructure,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall all performance should be there, do think for both employee and client or none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good experience.

    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Very good scope for career growth. For freshers it's a good place from learning perspective.

    Cons

    More benefits and perks can be added.

  6.  

    Software enginner

    • 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

    Best company to get L1 visa to be processed for US. Less work pressure

    Cons

    Steady growth. No variable pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider those who work instead of considering those who showoff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for freshers

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

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

    Pros

    Will get nice oppurtunity to learn

    Cons

    No good development projects here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good stopover but not a destination

    • 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

    BNFS is really good and organized. Good learning experience. Since the client is very process oriented same is hence practiced as well.

    Cons

    Most of the Middle/Senior management think of you as a threat if you start asking questions. They need people as work horses. RLT is the hell of all and full of pseudo intellectuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think...why all the talent leaves the company even though you have world class facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    in one word...ok...not good...not bad

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    job security,job security,onsite opp, can relocate to different openings within co

    Cons

    lot of politics, senior mgmt is political and does not address issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior mgmt should be more fair than biased and see from holistic point of view of entire organisation instead of seeing who will work for longer time and promotions should also be based on talent than who will work for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    think before you join, otherwise you risk your happiness

    • 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

    Pros

    Not Applicable
    Hard to fill minimum words here

    Cons

    - manager centric. Even if manager harasses and nothing happens even if you talk to HR
    - No good policies. HRs are just great. govt employee work far better than HR.
    - heights of poor Management.
    - Appraisals are big joke here.
    - full of politics, No fair/ equal opportunities in team esp under some good managers ( for eg. Arul kumar singarayar in state-street previously)
    - some awesome policies like if you got early release not by your request, you're forced to pay in reverse for it and at last you leave the amount to these great company to get rid off.( notice period is just 3 months re)
    - one more interesting policy is resource rotation, Suppose if you're a BI developer and unfortunately you're in bench/completed 24 months in project, you may be released and allocated to a job which fresher wouldn't like to do.
    - full of billing politics, cost saving centric. doesn't recognize your hard-work / experience. if you're experienced, you will just get replaced with freshers
    - No training opportunities.
    - Awards are just for namesake. just distributed among teams not decided on things you actually do
    - Due to less claiming, all worst projects rejected by other competitors would be bidded by syntel
    - No reverse feed back system in place atleast for namesake.
    - manager sits along with group of resource with HR meet, where HRs ask about the problems.
    - No communication with higher management
    - Dear support genre guys. just get know the shift allowance, its 100 per morning shift. 350 per night. this nice company will not provides cab facility even during night shifts when you work for clients like state-street. Fact is both are awesome. just imagine you did a night shift and wait for share auto/ bus in the morning
    - Any company that says itself an MNC wouldnt have these agreements with clients to not provide cabs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont know how syntel has became an organization. what a hell!!. sometimes try to think about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing company can always do wonders

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

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

    Pros

    Acquiring business is always a huge pro in syntel

    Cons

    maintaining stability for acquired projects is way low when compared to hard work in acheiving them. pay scale , apprisals and talent recognistion is need to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognistion of skill, encouragement needs to be improved.

    Positive Outlook

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