Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
581 Reviews
3.0
581 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 78 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 19 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Salary inadequate!

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    Former Employee - Project Lead
    Former Employee - Project Lead

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good and long term projects. Good Clint's as well.

    Cons

    Salary is way less than market standards so cannot keep good resources for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and look into these issues, your competitors are way ahead.Less salary trick won't last for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect for fresher

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company with lots of opportunities,
    Perfect work environment.
    More opportunity for onsite.

    Cons

    Politics in the middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policies need to be revised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Syntel is a good company.

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    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Syntel is medium scale IT company and provides many opportunities and great learning.Also has good values.

    Cons

    Syntel is a Monoploy.Feels like it lacks great leadership to manage a project @ low level when employee works on a Floor.

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  5.  

    May suit your needs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Ethics are fair

    Cons

    Bad management structure and policies

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interview experience

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    Current Employee - Trainee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good management about the interview process. Not very harsh during interviwes

    Cons

    have to wait for months till they give joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hand out joining dates early

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Good company in terms of learning prospective.

    Cons

    you should be ready to move in any domain

  8.  

    Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is good place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing in specific to add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superb!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for laterals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    onsite opportunities are excellent at syntel

    Cons

    poor salary benefits for freshers

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Having joined as a fresher, Syntel was a good launch pad for me

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    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning environment
    Decent work culture

    Cons

    Poor cab/bus facility
    Package is comparatively less for experienced people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured training programmes should be introduced
    Food quality at cafeteria can be improved
    Cab/Bus facilities can be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you want to explore technologies, growth, support from leadership.

    Cons

    My offer was changed after I turned turn another offer for this, frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend

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