Synovus
3.2 of 5 63 reviews
www.synovus.com Columbus, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 12, 2014

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Synovus President, CEO, and Director Kessel D. Stelling Jr.

Kessel D. Stelling Jr.

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Outstanding work environment and experience.

    Fed Funds Specialist (Current Employee)
    Columbus, GA

    ProsI loved the work I did and the people I worked with. I learned something new every day. I stayed up to date because of compliance testing and online training.

    ConsCompany layoffs contributed little to job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake comments made from employee "Right Steps" very seriously for faster improvement and better knowledge of adversities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great and useful Internship!!!

    IT - Intern (Current Employee)
    Columbus, GA

    ProsAlways learning something new, REALLY great people to work with. I made sure I took advantage of getting my hands on as many projects as I could. My manager was really helpful in giving me ideas for development. I thought I was a pretty good programmer before I came here, but I learned Sooo much more just after the first month. It really helps if your an active participant in your internship though, otherwise you will get bored like anywhere else.

    ConsAs any tech department, communication between departments isnt the greatest, but no real cons here

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction between interns in the different departments. Schedule a goal for an end of summer project of some nature...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience- I always felt valued, well compensated and happy.

    Senior Residential Lener (Former Employee)
    Winter Park, FL

    ProsThe company uses technology and the bank footprint to leverage itself in the mortgage industry. There were always good products and services available for my clients.

    ConsThe home office in Birmingham held all of the back office staff- out of state processing and underwriting sometimes made it difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Operations Associate II (Current Employee)
    Columbus, GA

    Proslike the people I work with, like to say i work at synovus

    Conspay is not that great

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working environment

    Teller (Former Employee)
    Athens, GA

    Pros-great company culture
    - accessible and helpful management

    Cons- company struggled through financial crisis

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work, with great people, good pay!!

    Commercial Post Closer (Current Employee)
    Alpharetta, GA

    ProsThere is little to no drama here. It is a great company, and the management really cares about its employees. If you work hard and help out, the management will let you know you are doing a great job. If you need to take a personal day because something has come up last minute, you can do it. If you don't take all of your vacation, you can without fear you will be fire because you took all of it. The management truly cares about the employees. You can eat and drink at your desk and listen to the radio. You just need to do quality work and get it done on time.

    There are a few committees including a rewards and recognition committee which hands out rewards each quarter as well as an events committee which comes up with fun events throughout the year.

    ConsThey use to give raises every year, but it has become harder for the company after the mortgage crisis and the bad economy. There is also talk about layoffs recently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing a good job overall. They treat all team members with respect, and they make you feel like an important part of the company. In these bad economic times, all we can do is try our best and hope it all works out. I appreciate the actions management has taken to try to preserve our jobs. One manager at our location took on additional responsibilities of 2 extra positions so that if there are layoffs, not as many people would be let go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Brunswick, GA

    ProsThe work schedule is great, the employees are wonderful, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Enjoy going to work each day!

    ConsThe only con I have is compensation...I would like to make more money and I would like to have more responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe only advice I have is to continue doing what you do. Continue to encourage the employees and continue making it a great place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my Job...REALLY

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOutstanding leadership, work environment, and fellow team members. The environment is overall positive and promotes team member empowerment. I see myself growing with Synovus for many years to come. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

    ConsSystems are slow and sometimes can appear in-efficient. Online banking features are "ok", but not as advanced as some of the bigger banks. More of a centralized employee support system is needed for consistency. Little to no advertisement and brand recognition. Seems to commercial banking focused at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSynovus is a great brand, with great people. The company should do more to advertise to the consumer who we really are. Not enough time and money goes into "consumer bank" branding...don't focus so much on commercial banking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people & benefits

    Treasury (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people and culture are great. Salary is okay, and salary increases are regular and almost automatic. Incentive plans are attainable.

    ConsTraining/development lacking. Sometimes seems disorganized. Poor job of recruitment real talent, many new hires are simply unproductive and as a result don't last long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSynovus banks should all be brought under one charter and brand name if the bank is to achieve its goal of becoming the premiere bank in the Southeast. Also, do a better job of recruiting production team members & hold them accountable for results. Seems like most of their guys just BS their way in the door, then do not produce results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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