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
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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.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Pune (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities , Supportive seniors.

    Cons

    Benefits need improvement , Need to focus more on employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some effective LMS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as test Engg. for around initial 3 Years of my career

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good Onsite opportunity
    2. Good learning
    3. Good Infrastructure
    4. Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. All locations are in south India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should open a campus in NCR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent experience if you are in a horizontal

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture if you are working in a horizontal. Excellent scope for growth. Work life balance difficult considering work location, but work is fun.

    Cons

    Growth in a vertical is difficult. Culture is not good and no scope to grow unless you have a godfather. Company policies are not very employee friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change policies to make them more employee friendly. Improve travel policies and compensation. Allow for growth of an individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for Laterals

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

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

    Pros

    Good Onsite opportunity but that too depend upon in which project you work. US opportunities are for long term tenure.

    Less workload. One can maintain a good work life balance

    Cons

    Annual increment is not so good.
    No extra benefits
    Provide more external technical trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give importance to employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good learning experience though compensation offered is less compared to other IT companies

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

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

    Pros

    good work experience and exposure, direct client interaction,decent onsite

    Cons

    less compensation,location constraint ,no rewards and benefits , variable less

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect for fresher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Finance in Pune (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Syntel is a good company.

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its have been good experience working here. I joined being a fresher.

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

    I worked at Syntel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office Culture is good. Work environment is good for learning and growth of an individual. Provides good platform for a fresher to start with this MNC. Company values are also satisfactory.

    Cons

    Ones personal growth depends on the type of work people get here, development work is less. Average remuneration and hike is paid by the organisation being a reputed MNC as compared to other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As per company values management is good but must give more importance to resources they have and should put right people in right kind of work and pay, which is needed for growth of any organisation. Satisfaction of employee always gives extraordinary growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities for Fresher

    Cons

    Work ecperience at statestreet syntel was good .but with vert bad expreience also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure change,bad cafeteria for night shifts.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for laterals

    • 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

    Pros

    onsite opportunities are excellent at syntel

    Cons

    poor salary benefits for freshers

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