Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
682 Reviews
2.9
682 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
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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.  

    Worst company to work with

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

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    you will get project if you are capable

    Cons

    no proper commute has been provided to the lady employees
    ask to work more than working hrs very often , or rather they expect every body to work more than 12 hrs daily
    no consideration of your work life balance at all
    hr people are they to serve higher management than the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growing company can always do wonders

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    • 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
  3.  

    Bad experience working in Syntel Inc. Too much work too less pay.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of work. So, learning is good.
    They say there are onsite opportunities. But only to those who are lucky + have worked TOO much.

    Cons

    Project bidding is lesser -> lesser funds -> fewer resources -> TOO much work -> Poor wok-life balance.
    Funds are lesser -> Pay hike is tends to ZERO
    No appreciation for work well done.
    Rotation policy is not doing good for the employee. It's just a tactic to keep them from promotions and pay hike etc for deserving employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human. It takes a lot of efforts to deliver a task on time with superior quality. Appreciate the efforts in terms of promotions, pay hikes etc.
    Do not rely only on freshers. The break even point for them comes at least after 1 year. In the mean time, senior fellow has to complete his own work and educate them as well, which again takes efforts.
    Quote higher bids for the projects so that sufficient and good resources can be assigned to deliver.
    Last, try to retain people. People make company. Not the other way round.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    okay company

    • 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

    No work pressure. Probably based on project.

    Cons

    Not a good start for beginner. Scope of learning is minimum. All are support projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Syntel

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

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

    Pros

    It's good for fresher only.

    Cons

    Day by day company policies will change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Full of politics in low level management

    • 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 place for a fresher to learn more.

    Cons

    Regional feeling or politics among different state people basing on current manager's homeland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership not only comes from experience, it comes with both experience and expertise.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    its good for freshers ..for career

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    good for freshers only not for experienced

    Cons

    salary not up to the mark..should be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the salary and joining period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    i have been since 3 years in syntel

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, onsite opportunity, good training, good exposure to new technology

    Cons

    less projects, 8.45 hours swipe time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to retain good resource

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

    Nice 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy access with Hr, friendly nature management. Company offers a good package while joining. If its a specific tool then it will add some plus.

    Cons

    The company policies keep changing. We never know when we would be suddenly asked to work on a saturday.And the reason is "Due to Emergency deliverables " .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees who are already working in organisation rather waiting for a superstar joining the company.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good as a fresher

    • 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

    Good management, Hands on training on required technology, good infrastructure, taken care of employee interests.

    Cons

    Lack of visibility, Buffer resources more, lack of motivation, personal growth is not promoted.

    No opinion of CEO

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