Syntel Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Senior Asp.net developer from last two year

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On-site opportunities
    Good location seepz and airoli in Mumbai
    good for freshers to learn
    nice internal trainer

    Cons

    Bus services is not good
    Slow promotion
    hr leave policy is not employee friendly
    no flexi hours
    Infrastructure is not good at seepz and IT tower location .
    appraisal are not at all good , people with different grade get same salary hike.

    Advice to Management

    Ok ok , worked under 3 manager till date . Try to get some more project in asp.net.

  2. Worst company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I don't find any pros

    Cons

    No good project... 4000 employees are laid off in April without any reason... If you don't have any option then join this company... Leave the company after two years if you want good career

    Advice to Management

    No any advice for foolish management of syntel.....total wastage of time

  3. Never go for this company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get visa and good infrastructure in Pune and Chennai. But of course at the cost of salary of their own employees.

    Cons

    You will always be in some or the other bond if you join in India. If you join directly at onsite good to work unless you get some better job.

    Advice to Management

    Do not keep bonds for everything. Employees who worked in your company for 5 years at least give them best treatment than askign them also to sign bond of 5 lakh.

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  5. Good company for opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Syntel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life n work balance.
    Good culture
    Better opportunities

    Cons

    Less pay at onsite location.
    Client dominating

  6. Extremely disorganized.....Poor interview.....Bad crowd.....Located in no mans land

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

    I have been working at Syntel full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    MNC, Bus Service, Awesome tea

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized.....Poor interview.....Bad crowd.....Located in no mans land

    Advice to Management

    Wake up

  7. Syntel--> Oracle, SAP and Peoplesoft ERP practice

    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. If you join at PM level then its good. You can enhance your knowledge as there are NO PROJECTS
    2. PM only sits and do nothing but learn new technology if any reply to RFPs.
    3. Good for fresher

    Cons

    In consulting they give you software engineer designation althouhg you have 8+ yrs of experiance. Very far office. You have to have complete 9 HRS in office. NO PROJECTS at all in Oracle Apps, SAP etc. Those they call project are all small technical work which is all trashed by several companies.
    In short no pipleine, No Projects and nothing to do in office so within 6 months you will get frustrated.
    Also never say Yes for H1B to them. They have bond of Rs. 5Lks for nine months. They just screw your career.
    DO NOT JOIN SYNTEL

    Advice to Management

    -Do some branding specific to Syntel as contusing company
    - Bring minimum 2 projects so that your small strength of (less than 100 consultant) will get billable
    -Change designation for consulting. How can a functional consultant in SAP be a "Software Engineer".
    -Do not lie to candidates and play with their careers!!!!
    LAST be not least:
    If org do not have interest in ERP practice then wind up ERP business. Do not just keep it rolling for few members..!!!! with their big fat salaries.

  8. Good one for fresher and for one who wants to go onshore.

    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the place for one who seeks to learn new technologies, means you will get various options to update yourself.
    All who have more than 3yrs of experienced will get onshore opportunity. Work quality is really good.

    Cons

    Its on you to maintain work-life balance, you will get as much work as you want. If you are waiting to get some work in a team, you should not wait to get it. You have to continuously ask for it otherwise after some months you will see yourself in same situation. Don't look for any kind of increment.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continuously check that all the members in a team are getting any work or not. Otherwise they eventually get bored and leave.

  9. Average Company OK to join and come to onshore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

    1) Good for freshers as you will get H1B easily if you are a good performer.
    2) There are few good people here and there who are good.
    3) People less then 5 years of exp can learn good things

    Cons

    Being a small company they get pressurized by client to work with fewer resources on big projects with strict timelines. Resources generally work for 12 hours at offshore.
    Potfolio manager only wants to promote himself and his friend. You will see him receiving all the awards which others deserve.
    No clarity on growth if you have joined onshore.
    H1B people who want to join for growth should not come here.
    Think only as a stop Gap arrangement

    Advice to Management

    Separate the reporting process of onshore and offshore employees.
    Have a 360 degree feedback on managers.
    More clarity of roles

  10. Helpful (1)

    Join if you don't have any other option.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - B4 - Project Manager II in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - B4 - Project Manager II in Pune (India)

    I worked at Syntel full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only reason an experienced proffesional would like to work here is you might get your visa initiated by your manager. Unless, you have a will to go onshore (for may be few days or months), its a waste of time.

    The other reason you might wanna join this company is, Job security. Yes, Job is kind of secured here cos nobody is going to monitor you. Your manager himself/herself will have no idea what's going on so there is a rare chance that he/she dares to ask you what you are doing.

    Cons

    Biggest con I'll say is, people here. People who have been here for more than 8 years. They are big time incapable. They can't even speak English properly.
    Very poor management.
    They hardly bother what you have done in past or which reputed organization you come from. They want you to be a lazy/incapable syntellers.
    It looks to be a nice building outside but you never know you might gonna sit infront of a celorn machine which used to be in trend 15 years back.
    BEWARE, they might offer you good money but you gonna end up regretting if you join this company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Advice is given to the one who is ready to adopt that. No matter how much this management try , they have got such an incapable people in charge of their project that they will end up loosing all their clients.

  11. Awesome company

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

    I worked at Syntel

    Pros

    Good worklife balance. Nice place to work. Great place to learn the process of software testing.

    Cons

    Hike. Work timing is not very flexible. Don't have place to play .

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