Syntel

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Syntel Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 543 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade

Prashant Ranade

(262 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Senior Project Manager

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsFlexibility, opportunity, onsite assignment, technical expiereince

    Conschaos at all level, resource quality

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamline the operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dont join in USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou will get your salary delayed by 10 days but you will get it.

    ConsUS hires are treated bad by all staff as they earn more money. Very bad health insurance. Too much politics, people go to an extent to sabotaging projects to prove they are valuable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the resources who deliver, try to reduce politics. Try to eliminate Syntel Inc and LTD differentiation of employees. Inc Employees are treated as second class citizen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech Lead..ETL Developer, USA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood salary. Everything is good until you are on a project.Insurance plan for US hires is good for bachelors..not for family

    ConsLess projects.Once you are out of project..they will force you to join any project even not matching with your profile. They will simply terminate you if you spend more than two weeks on bench.H1B will be screwed up and you have to go back to India.No concept of employing US hires to india.HR just lie at time of recruitment.They never want to co-operate with you to get a new project or at least hold your H1B until you find a new job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTerminating in US can ruin someone's whole US career.Please be respectful to the employees who leave big companies in USA and join you.Your HRs simply lie at time of recruitment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't keep high expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany will offer good package while joining, good joining bonus and moving costs.
    Good company to start with, you will get good exposure. There are few long term projects if you get lucky you may get to stay at one location.

    ConsMay not keep all promises given during joining, get everything in writing.
    Lack of professionalism, main operations are at offshore so you will see some delays in process.
    100% Moving expenses for offshore resources is not covered. This is ridiculous policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great company

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsGood for freshers to start their career . All depends on project in which we get allocated into . Work life balance is good.

    ConsPromotions - very rare .
    hike- between 5 to 10 %

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Career Growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is good for freshers.

    ConsNo value for your work, No hikes, partiality and many more...

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire good managers who can interact with employees often and who can solve employee problems

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Company

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsI was very happy when I joined the company ......After some days I came to know at what class Syntel is all about...It is good place for the people who don't want to learn anything new ..but want to stick to what govt employees do ...If you really want to grow don't choose Syntel for you...Lack of professionalism , transparency is not there in promotions ...

    ConsCompany is not employee friendly ....some teams are working more then 11 hours a day ...This is how employees are getting the treatment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good one to start with

    Analyst Programmer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsNice work culture. Process oriented organisation.
    Just like semi government.

    ConsI didn't find any cons as such

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good workplace

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood workplace with lots of Onsite Opportunities specially for Business Analysts.

    ConsSyntel office is in the outskirts of Pune

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    syntel

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Prosgood company to join as a lateral hire.

    Consfaar away from the city if you live in pune.

    Advice to Senior Managementget better people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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