Synchronoss Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Synchronoss Chairman, President, and CEO Stephen G. Waldis
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  • Flexible timings and work wise ok (in 4 reviews)

  • you get to see with some good new technologies like hadoop, cassandra, chef (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance not the best, a lot of overtime required at times especially round the end of quarters (in 4 reviews)

  • Working long hours is the norm in this industry, but at Synchronoss the (in 4 reviews)

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  1. No work life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great business plan, provides a valuable service. Dual income streams provide for good cash flow. Equipment and software tools are top notch.

    Cons

    Basically a cut and paste shop. There is no teamwork, coupled with a culture of blame. Which is really a shame. All the pieces are there, good competent people, strong work ethic. Just initiative of any type or cross functional teamwork is highly discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Take a moment and think about what got you to where you are. Pay attention to the tenor of discussion between groups. It's not to late to re-invigorate tech teams talking with business teams and partnering up for success. Stop the snipping, it only hurts the bottom line.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Lots of Business, Little Technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible hours and competitive benefits.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY long hours, R&D staff mediocre at best, only a handful of rock stars. Horrible, disconnected executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate instead of acquire.


  3. Helpful (8)

    Acquired my previous employer last year with little to no idea what the core business was.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synchronoss

    Pros

    Decent people to work with, good stock plans, always new faces, usually due to turnover or acquisitions. Decent health plans.

    Cons

    Management seems to prefer short term gains instead of long term (layoffs at the end of a quarter). HR is a nightmare to deal with. Low pay increases. No recognition for work. Going above and beyond is not rewarded. Company grows through acquisitions, not necessarily in their core business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people working for you. Treat your people right and they'll work miracles. Fire everyone in HR and hire new staff with a brain. Get better at doing acquisitions if it's your core business!


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Decent pay, lots of chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synchronoss full-time

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

    Pros

    The pay in general tends to be decent and there are talented individuals that you will get to work with. Not only are the people talented, but these are individuals that you probably would not mind spending time with outside of work.

    Cons

    Working long hours is the norm in this industry, but at Synchronoss the long hours typically come from chaos and cleaning up after others. If you are a high performer, be prepared to carry the low performers on your back. Chaos does happen from time to time in any company, but at Synchronoss it is the rule and not the exception. Unfortunately, the chaos and cleanup leads to low morale and attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the teams the chance to produce quality code, which will actually save money in the long term due to less production issues, less ramp up time for new members, less general frustration, and less attrition due to the frustration.


  6. Helpful (4)

    I built up my solitaire score while "working" there...

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at Synchronoss as an intern (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have much to say. Compensation was decent compared to other internships in the area. Schedules are somewhat flexible. Most people I interacted with seemed nice.

    Cons

    Where do I start? I was told when I finished my work that I worked too fast and there was nothing else for me to do. So like the title says, I just played solitaire since I'd frequently ask my mentor for work and was either denied or he wasn't there. Interns are treated much like slave labor - we were all shoved in a conference room behind the cafeteria away from the rest of the company and all packed in a small room. Most of the work is pretty menial or can be automated. I automated what I did and was not acknowledged for my efforts. There are a lot of culturally-similar people that tend to clique together and won't notice you, thus you feel somewhat unwelcome depending on where you're from.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Anonymous - Bethlehem PA

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bethlehem, PA

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

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

    Pros

    It's nice to have a decent paying job and pretty good benefits. Good amount of PTO... If you work under the right management team the work can be enjoyable. Also easy to move up because the company hires so many people that are not career minded, so if you can excel and stand out - you will get noticed.

    Cons

    I agree with every con listed before. Lack of professionalism. The company is growing too fast and not spending enough on developing the management team to handle that growth. Stressed out managers lash out on employees creating a toxic environment for some. Hard to trust anyone - most people seems to have an 'out for self' attitude. Employees are not valued or made to feel appreciated. Lack luster attempts at "Employee Appreciation" events are just that - lack luster and contrived. Lack of communication - performance reviews are a joke -(again, it depends on your management). Raises are a 'maybe' with no real communiation as to if and when it will come.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! High attrition rates mean something! Open the door to better communication and remove the veil that creates a fear of retaliation.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Intense work pressure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Synchronoss

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn new technologies. Closer to Suburbs and City.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    You can expect people to work in emergency mode once in a while. DO not expect people to work in emergency mode 365 days a year.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Horrific

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Synchronoss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company in a great Space!!!

    Cons

    Worst management team I have ever worked for. All they care about is padding their own pockets. Nobody has the interpersonal skills to motivate anyone at any level. Really a shame because the leader is a great guy, but falls apart after that. Finance team is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Reshuffle the deck!


  10. Helpful (5)

    Great Technical Team, Bad Executive Team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at Synchronoss

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

    Pros

    Great technical group, rock-solid programmers, and some of the best technical minds in the area.

    Cons

    Even though software is the core product at Synchronoss, management forgets that the programmers are even there. There is almost no room for career advancement, and the holiday party consists of all the sales and marketing types giving each other awards and applause.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who builds your product.



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