Syntel Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
599 Reviews
3.0
599 Reviews
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Syntel President, CEO, and Director Prashant Ranade
Prashant Ranade
287 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of Onsite opportunities for long term and as well as short term (in 85 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 21 reviews)

  • no work life balance,stretch hours are hectic at times (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 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 (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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 (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
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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 (more than an 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. 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Idle place to work

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

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

    Pros

    For Starters it a nice company to work

    Cons

    Increments will not be good when compared to other.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No company is perfect, positivity or negativity depends on how well you manage the expectations of your employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    I have been treated well so far, so no complaints.

    Cons

    You need to constantly fight for your identity.
    on aan average 20% on bench and 10-15% buffer, so 1 in every three is a Super hero here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is good place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing in specific to add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superb!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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