Syntel Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
595 Reviews
3.0
595 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
287 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 82 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 21 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.  

    good onsite opportunities

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    helping management,fast onsite opportunity,employee growth graph can be very fast

    Cons

    no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    To start with its a good 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

    Induction training, cross trainings, Skill enhancement trainings. They let you decide if you want to take up a project or not. Proper guidance to get settled into projects. Overall a good company to start off.

    Cons

    Increment is low. Nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a transparent appraisal system. Those in good terms with managers get decent hikes and those not have to suffer.

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

    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    gerat work great learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Overall disappointing

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

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

    Pros

    Good training decent projects great campus

    Cons

    EVERY DAY long working hours and forced to work on weekends due to which work life balance gets disturbed,resource management is very poor,most of the projects support only,no proper increment policy,hr policy for employees are poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider improvising standards of working hours because for overtime very much less extra is paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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