Syntel Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
567 Reviews

3.0
567 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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.  

    Good place to be a simple software engineer

    • 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 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
  2.  

    Good place to start career

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing is that the project work is good enough to brush up your skills.

    Cons

    Not even a single policy is employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to the problems and concerns raised by employees and provide solution to those.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best for Onsite

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    You will easily get onsite opportunity to US and US.

    Cons

    Don't expect much hike during appraisals

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  5.  

    Software Engineer, Syntel

    • 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

    Company has some nice policies.

    Cons

    Pays less salaries when compared to other companies for freshers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving better opportunities to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    GOOD COMPANY FOR FRESHERS

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good scope for freshers to learn and lot of onsite opportunities

    Cons

    no proper planing, most of the team are accustomed to stretch

  7.  

    its good for the freshers

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

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

    Pros

    all the people are coperative
    they are supportive
    got to know about the new experiences.Being a fresher and getting exposure to cmmi level 5 company.

    Cons

    not able to grab new opportunity
    work are limited.
    ability to gain new things are very less.mostly projects are level 1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people should be placed according to their skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good company at all to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    I have joined as a freasher and luck was their with me so that i got a good chance to learn new things . otherwise they mostly put freashers in production support jobs. Only monitoring job it is nothing is their to learn. i even saw how freashers pleed to the HR to change their projects but of no use. If you do not have any problem in monitoring job you may get a chance to go to onsite.

    For Lateral entry the company is good as they treat them is a good manner at least.

    Cons

    1. Not a good company at all for freashers.
    2. Many Production support projects are there so nothing is their to learn.
    3. Many times developments projects also very boring.
    4. If you are luckly in a good project prepare yourself to work for more than 12 hrs a day. As they do not mentain good resource balance in projects. Production project where scope of new work is very limited they give more resources to that project but in challenging projects they used to keep very less ammount of people.
    5. after working more than 12 hours even do not think about a good hike.
    6.HR is not at all supportive.
    7.Company only belives in channel building if u have good connection with your manager then your life is very smooth here.
    8.For lateral entry you can join the company for a hike then please change the company as soon as possible otherwise one day you will loose your expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do take care of your employees they only generate revenue for you guys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great company

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for freshers to start their career . All depends on project in which we get allocated into . Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Promotions - very rare .
    hike- between 5 to 10 %

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No Career Growth

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    it is good for freshers.

    Cons

    No value for your work, No hikes, partiality and many more...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers who can interact with employees often and who can solve employee problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst Company

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

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

    Pros

    I was very happy when I joined the company ......After some days I came to know at what class Syntel is all about...It is good place for the people who don't want to learn anything new ..but want to stick to what govt employees do ...If you really want to grow don't choose Syntel for you...Lack of professionalism , transparency is not there in promotions ...

    Cons

    Company is not employee friendly ....some teams are working more then 11 hours a day ...This is how employees are getting the treatment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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