Syntel Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
574 Reviews
3.0
574 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
276 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 69 reviews)

  • Good work environment , excellent client exposure (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is negative if you manage client relationship (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syntel

    Pros

    Nice work force management and new projects to work on

    Cons

    Politics in the higher level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Satisfied employee Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Working environment is pretty good. Learnt a lot from my seniors. Nice place to start your career with.

    Cons

    Well I worked with syntel only for 1 year, so I dont see drawbacks that a employee working for a long time would see. For me it was happy happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good clients and presence in louisville

    Cons

    Salary appraisals are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees and fulfill promises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical consulting role

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Just a job to have

    Cons

    Low pay, no growth and lack of professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to give before take

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers / beginners as a stepping stone. They got big clients in US and UK at various locations. Okay work culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, benefits, and employee care. Less opportunity for growth. They expect employees to work 24 hrs. day and night, offshore/onshore calls, but no overtime payment. No work/life balance. They don't reimburse for training. Internal training's are just for name sake and may not help your career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must improve the employee care and benefits.

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

    Little effort made to find new position for consultant after placement contract expired

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Syntel as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are a software developer, Syntel would be a good fit,

    Cons

    When my placement at a company where I was consulting expired, Syntel made ittle effort to find a new position for me in the Chicago area. Instead of looking for new clients and opportunities in the 3rd largest city in the US, they wanted me to relocate to Iowa or Minnesota. At the same time I was being contacted by several other consulting firms with BA positions in the Chicago area, so it wasn't like there was nothing out there. So I left Syntel and joined another firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syntel is known for supplying developers and even project managers as consultants and has very few Business Analyssts. Syntel needs to pursue Business Analyst opportunities more aggressively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project lead

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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Sparks Glencoe, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    place to grow, challenging environment.

    Cons

    less pay, management is not strong enough to deal with diplomatically with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for Freshers ! Stay for 2 Years if you dont get VISA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Some projects if you are in.. You will learn as well as enjoy

    Cons

    Everything from management is a problem to employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your vision clear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience with lot of opportunties

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead I  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead I in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    - Onsite Opportunities if you are working at offshore
    - Learning growth

    Cons

    - Holiday policies
    - Compensation is very low compare to market value
    - medical benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality of work and resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides good benefits. address employee needs. Onsite Opportunities.

    Cons

    Indifferent to some employee needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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