Syntel Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
592 Reviews
3.0
592 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 81 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 20 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  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 (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
  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 (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
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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 (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.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  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.  

    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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    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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