Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated 22 December 2014
Updated 22 December 2014
653 Reviews
3.0
653 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
313 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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  1.  

    A good place to learn new technologies and learn politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Learn new technology. Transport facility. Good technical growth. You will get a lot to learn. Office culture is neutral.

    Cons

    Worst HR department. No proper hikes for deserving candidates. Promotions only if you can create dependencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to give hikes as per their capabilities , Not as per the manager biased reviews. Make it more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Syntel full-time

    Pros

    Huge learning opportunities for freshers.

    Cons

    same salary hikes for all ,not on performance base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the appraisal should be based on performance in project related work of employee and the value given by employee to deliverables.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst holding H1B visa

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good company to gain initial experience in variety of areas.
    Very less end to end development project but lot of staff augmentation projects which give immense opportunity for a business analyst profile.
    Lot of onsite opportunities

    Cons

    After few years of experience you outgrow and become over mature to organization policies and culture. Seems that the organization and people do not evolve with time.
    Growth is very difficult for a business analyst unless career is oriented towards moving to delivery/project management.
    Taking advantage of people who travel on H1B visa by giving them less salary, less benefits as compared to their US peers. That is why they have a high attrition rate. They had a bond of Rs. 250000 for any employee who travels to the US but now it has been increased to Rs. 500000. People holding H1B and joining Syntel beware.
    Anyone can become anything in Syntel. Even a person who does not have enough business knowledge, business sense and cannot speak proper english can get promoted and get in to management level role
    Policies are not employee friendly and still very less people raise their voice
    Lack of professional culture
    Appraisal system is a joke as ratings get normalized if you are not in the good books of the manager. Even if there is a good rating there is no salary increase for onsite people
    Benefits are a joke for people travelling onsite from India. Even though employees pay for the premium coverage is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing bond amount without improving policies will only cause weak people to travel. If a strong candidate travels to the US, he will move out despite of the bond amount
    Improve the appraisal system by implementing 360 degree appraisal for anyone who is involved in a managerial role
    If you focus too much on the operating margins then forget about the topline growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves 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 (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    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.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies
    Global team
    Good senior team

    Cons

    Not a good work life balance
    Employee benefits are not upto market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not Good and Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Good Onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    Less compensation, no proper management. They will conduct Town hall meeting for name sake and issues raised will be neglected soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please select freshers acording to need. Simply recruiting and not responding for years feels worst.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Few development projects, getting good projects is just luck, trainee can learn a lot if they get good projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Time, Good Campus, some good projects, good exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to reach office, No proper facility, No proper maintenance of infrastructure,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall all performance should be there, do think for both employee and client or none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good experience.

    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Very good scope for career growth. For freshers it's a good place from learning perspective.

    Cons

    More benefits and perks can be added.

  10.  

    Good Work culture, but health benefits are bad

    • 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

    Pros

    Good work culture & career growth

    Cons

    health benefits are bad for H1B

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should provide time to employees before pushing bad policy decisions

  11.  

    Software enginner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Best company to get L1 visa to be processed for US. Less work pressure

    Cons

    Steady growth. No variable pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider those who work instead of considering those who showoff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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