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OK experience contracting with Synectics

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Legal Assistant Contractor in Oak Brook, IL
Current Employee - Legal Assistant Contractor in Oak Brook, IL

I have been working at Synectics

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I am a contractor and I think Synectics offers fair pay for the jobs and has been competent in answering my questions.

Cons

Contract work means no benefits.. Synectics actually does offer health insurance but last I checked it was around $350.00 a month!

Advice to Management

Please contact contractors more often just to make sure everything is going well on the job.

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    Good People, Poorly Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at Synectics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Friendly working atmosphere - Dedicated staff - Very strong market and customer knowledge

    Cons

    - Weak leadership - unable to drive change - Immature development practices; chaotic, adhoc, individual heroics, unpredictable software. Software is typically unreliable, re-introducing previously resolved issues, uncontrolled feature introduction, driven from development rather than Product Management. Features are typically what the organisation feels the customer wants rather than asking what is needed - Lack of strategic direction, poor communication and lacking in organisational capability. The heroic nature of the majority of projects (both in development and delivery) has created a reliance on "key" people (the "heroes") for strategy and direction. However these staff lack knowledge and experience in areas where the business needs to improve; hence a continuous cycle of emergencies and disaster and an inability to analyse and learn from previous mistakes, or take on-board new ideas or thinking.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus and streamline the technical management team - Set clear objectives


  2. Helpful (2)

    OK if you know a company that wants to use you as a contractor through Synectics, Inc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synectics

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. No issues with hours submitted.

    Cons

    No communication with management. No reviews given in 2.5 years working. The only reason how I know how I doing is that I worked for my manager at another company. Synectics does not seem to help you find another position once your assignment is over. I asked about a raise in pay and my inquiry was never answered. No personal contact with company once I was hired. No vacation time for consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Create a personal relationship with your contractors. It could be beneficial to your bottom line.


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