Syntel
2.9 of 5 462 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 462 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(220 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Also there are good onsite opportunities if you have a not too bad fortune"
    in 54 reviews
  • "Good work environment , excellent client exposure"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance, Promotion is opportunity based not Rating based"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Long working hours no work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
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Love Hate relationship!

Team Lead (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood for beginner, get to learn a lot as none of the team leads want to work! Good Onsite opportunities! I worked for more than 7 yrs and it was flexible in terms of onsite. I was with Insurance domain Senior management was very supportive and cooperative.

ConsSenior team leads project managers are not so good. Good people actually do not stay with the company due to poor salary and the bureaucracy that is there. Anyone who stays with the company and sticks to one project, keeps his manager happy gets better rating and promotion. These people then become managers undeservingly. The poor quality of managers and team leads reflects in the whole team and in the whole company. Over the past 8-9 yrs, quality of the new hires specially freshers has also gone down considerably. Very bad for a company that believes in 'getting most of the things done from freshers.'

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit better people, kick out all the undeserving managers who are ruining the culture of the company. And do something about compensation at both offshore as well as onsite.
Also, a lot of people will not Syntel at onsite if you start filing green cards. Period!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No correct band alignment during hiring

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syntel

ProsGood place to work , Supportive Management

ConsVery Slow Growth . Huge disparity

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Good for freshers if you are lucky enough

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsFreshers will get hands on project experiance early
more chances for visa processing

ConsEven having Visa you wont get onsite chances if it is different technology
Wont encourage cross technology trainings
worst middle level management
Not even one policy is employee friendly

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to take some dare decisions in training and giving opportunities to employees
Change old policies as everything is changing and be up to date in competition world

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company for growth

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Syntel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGrowth - excellent opps within organization

ConsSalary is below par compared to market

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your sincere employees more.

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Good for entry level. Good growth opportunities but recent middle level manager level hiring ridiculous.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syntel for more than 5 years

ProsGood growth opportunities, good for entry level

ConsSalary, Night shifts, Recent level manager hiring ridiculous.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe policies should be similar to every person. infosec team needs to go undergo rigorous soft skills training. They think themselves as owner of the company.
Please do not hire managers or team leaders from outside. They are ridiculous.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsGood opportunities at early stages of career

ConsNot a great culture and the salary sucks unless you get good ratings throughout

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Meh..!

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLatest technologies are inherited from clients.

ConsLess salary. Dont hire good developers as they demand higher salary. Always hire people with less salary expectations over quality

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more on Good Developers.

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Opportunities to grow are limited

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Proslearning and growth is good if you are lucky enough to be a good project, Overall good people.

Consopportunities are very limited, Growth can stagnate if you get stuck up in the wrong project, Politics can sometimes be frustrating,

Advice to Senior ManagementSyntel has been around for as long as Infy so try to move away from the low cost competitor image and get clients based on the quality of the product.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company If you are in good Account

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsOnsite Opportunity,You will have good growth rate If you are working on good project.

ConsPolitics,Senior managers sometimes play politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Organization

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsGood growth, good infra, good culture

Consprocess handling is not good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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