Syntel
2.9 of 5 465 reviews
www.syntelinc.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Syntel Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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2.9 465 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(223 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Good place to Start your career

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsGood Salary, Flexible working hours, Growing Company, Five Days a week

ConsNeed to Complete minimum 9 hours everyday in spite of working more than stipulated hours on previous days and having no wok on a given day

Advice to Senior ManagementChange minimum hour requirement

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

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Good place for starting your career

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsA good place to start your career as a fresher. You wont be on bench for long. Even if you are on bench, you time will be spent productively as you will be used as extras for some or other project. Learning curve is excellent. You will learn a lot of things in short time. Here they expect self learners, mentors are almost non existent. Work life balance is excellent as they rarely require you to stay over time. Also the number of paid leaves are highest in the consulting firms i have seen.

ConsIn the long run, i have come to find the salary hike & appreciation is not up to the mark. This has caused high level of attrition in talented people leaving the organization. Lack of quality mentors in projects causing difficulties for new joiners in project. At Chennai location there is a lot of favouritism shown to regional employees over the global workforce. This breeds mistrust and dissatisfaction among employees. The appraisal review & ratings is not transparent. Anything can be said behind closed doors by PL/PM but the real ratings are a shocker for most when released.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe salary structure should be revised not only in words but also in action.

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

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great experience

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than a year

ProsGood professional Environment and learning.

ConsAs I had a good experience so didn't find any cons.

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Was there less than one year. Was laid off.

Editor (Former Employee)
Cary, NC (US)

I worked at Syntel full-time for less than a year

ProsGood co-workers. Great middle management overseeing things.

ConsIt was a cube farm. The people they chose to layoff vs. who they kept was very curious.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Tech Lead (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsEasy technical interview to crack

ConsWorst management to deal with

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Syntel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company
Onsite opportunities
Learning is good

Consmostly a support & maintenance of the system NOT much Development
Politics is too much

Advice to Senior Managementprofessionalism required

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

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Lead/Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsSyntel is a company that provides good opportunities and good life and work balance.

ConsSyntel is a company where you can not find the employees or senior management so friendly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience, a lot of exposure, good place to work'

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsLot of Exposure, a lot of opportunity to grow withing an organization

ConsSome times it goes overboard to please the customer with their ambitious estimates. A good thing for their customers but not so good for the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more on buffer resources.

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

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Meat grinder... but might be right for some

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay. Opportunity to travel.

ConsAntiquated gender- and hierarchy-based culture. Poor interview process - designed to get seats filled quickly, but not with the right person just the first OK person. Non-existent communication. Double standards abound. 24 hour working is common (e.g., meeting request for 11pm). No training or personal development - HR will say they're looking in to it, but will never follow up. Lip service performance management process - prewritten 'goals'. Employees are encouraged to focus on looking good rather than on doing a good job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and engage your employees. I've been with Syntel several months and have yet to even meet my manager... I've asked for information on client-specific training and have received no reply. Etc...

Encourage employee accountability.

Communicate openly - treat employees as professionals.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syntel

ProsBetter project, better client and work

ConsLess salary and Mismanagement, employee wise rules changes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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