Symon Communications

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is going places -- UP!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications full-time

    Pros

    Leader in industry, dedicated employees, new focus on marketing, about to be acquired and go public, CEO of merged company is a marketing visionary, Charles (current CEO) is the reason behind the company's success and profitability over the past 10 years (will be leader of Symon business unit).

    Cons

    Sad office and building (but may be moving soon)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in marketing and new regions, focus on product management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just got bought, may get better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symon Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Another company just bought Symon, some of the senior mangement may be leaving

    Cons

    good people may lose their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    congrats on your big payouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A Job is What you Make it - Fortunate to Work Here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A leadership team that cares about the employees and is interested in what they have to say.
    A team of associates that do work together to not only solve problems but to make Symon a better place to work
    Benefit Package better than many.
    Tenured staff of employees at all ranks.
    Ability to make a difference and contribute to change in a fast paced workplace.

    Cons

    Any con is a pro. The pros far outweigh any con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep us informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Symon is a great company with great software and hardware. We have great employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In addition to having great employees and a great leadership team, we are the Digital Signage leader.

    Cons

    None. Having been at other companies with deficiencies, Symon is the best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Thanks for making us so productive and profitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience in that I learned what to LOOKOUT for at the next company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not giving this info  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Not giving this info in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications

    Pros

    The people at Symon (non-mangement) for the most part are nice people. They are stuck working at Symon due to the current job market, otherwise there would be a mass exodus.

    Cons

    Mangement is WAY out of touch with employees. Very upper manangement micromanage everything. CEO worries about how pictures are hung in hallways instead of growing the business..as an example. HR is a joke and has too many conflicts of interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior management hopelessly entrenched in old-school business methodology, to the detriment of the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications

    Pros

    Good benefits package.
    Decent enough pay.
    Cupcakes every month.

    Cons

    If you're a woman, good luck getting a promotion.
    Management's "squeaky wheel" approach gives plenty of attention to loudly and obviously floundering departments, but very little to small efficient departments.
    A very "Us" vs "You" mentality from management to the point of not trusting employees to do the right thing.
    For a tech company, very reluctant to embrace new technology, such as social media and telecommuting.
    Management's policies restrict employees ability to work a second job by requiring approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. They have a vested interest in the company doing well, too, and will perform up to or above your expectations if allowed.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people working there, very senior management out of touch with reality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Symon Communications

    Pros

    All of the mid and below employees (with just a couple of exceptions) are great folks and they really care. They are the heart of the company and are the ones who drive it to success. They are the best reason to stay there.

    Cons

    Very senior management is out of touch with reality, especially of the employees under them. There are a couple of mid-senior level folks who really do care about the people, and are fantastic to work for. However, the most senior leadership is closed off and out of touch with most line level employees. Compensation lags if you have been there a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the folks who work there, and be genuine. At a small company, heart goes a long way, so make it count. You have some really great employees who work there; they need to be recognized.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Generally a good and rewarding place to work, but the only way to get market value for services is to be a new hire.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Symon Communications

    Pros

    A small agile company that any one person can make a significant impact at.

    Cons

    Significant promotions or performance improvements are not rewarded adequately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to incentivize performance at all levels, and work to keep current employee salaries in line with market values for current jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loads of small company perks, some big company perks, and only some of the drawbacks of both

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

    I have been working at Symon Communications

    Pros

    Symon is small enough with large enough opportunities that if you see an opportunity, chances are you can weasel your way into that as part of your role. There is enough cash flow and revenue that interesting things are happening. Management is attentive and focused on correct priorities and excellent at getting things done.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises are too rare. There is little communication and follow-through from management about career path and what it takes to be on that path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career paths and milestones and reward the achievement of those milestones.

  11.  

    As bad as it gets

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symon Communications

    Pros

    They used to have a very nice HR manager. I assume Cavendar fired them after awhile.

    Cons

    The list goes on and on. Avoid this company at all costs. You will suffer random head cuts and so on. The management only cares about itself. They will go out their way to frame anyone that doesn't 'play ball'. But, they pay is ok if you start there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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