SynaMed Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
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  1. Good start, laid back, but low opportunity for career advancement

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    Former Employee - Junior Java Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Java Programmer in New York, NY

    I worked at SynaMed

    Pros

    Good environment, laid back staff, flexible vacation time and hours.

    Good place to learn about the IT healthcare industry when you first start off.

    Cons

    CEO acts very erratically and makes huge priority changes based on whims and without consulting others. This is frustrating for employees. Also, hiring and firing decisions can be very random as CEO also acts based on whims and moods more than actual evaluations.

    There is little motivation to really improve and staff looks at their work as a day job rather than a career. This leads to high turnover as people find better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on creating actual value and give employees a real sense of mission

  2. Working for an alcoholic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SynaMed

    Pros

    In a bad economy it's a paycheck

    Cons

    Miserable technical support for customers constant change of staff constant turn of priority no cohesive vision a lack of internal process and quality control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO has to quit drinking, stop trying to micromanage and keep his personal life out of the office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Not all startups are cool

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at SynaMed full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very informal work place
    A lot to learn

    Cons

    - Micromanaging Boss (Happens to be a doctor)
    - Very negative towards employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Great place to get your foot in the door in healthcare and/or software technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at SynaMed

    Pros

    SynaMed provides full training to entry level employees, embracing the fact that they have no or little knowledge of the healthcare IT industry. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the workplace after college, as you gain more responsibility as soon as you learn the ins and outs of the software system. People who work there are friendly and there is a very laid back atmosphere. Coming in at 9 exactly and leaving at 5 exactly is expected. Awesome for building up a resume, good benefits.

    Cons

    This is a very small company so there is little or no room to move up, making this a short term position for many. Owner comes into the office every couple weeks and changes priorities, so sometimes it is tough to get projects completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who are not entry level to help move the company along, establish and encourage a track for promotion to retain employees.

  6. Important lessons for an Entrepreneur.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at SynaMed

    Pros

    You'll learn that perfect isn't necessary. Imperfection is a way of life there and it could be rewarding if you know where quality is required. Anyone that worked there should have walked out with a good experience on how to balance time, quality and quantity. You can't find this kind of lesson even at an Executive MBA class.

    Cons

    Lack of attention to quality where due is a big influence to morale, let alone client frustration. There's a lot of overhead in product areas that need to be in better shape, especially in administration of the product itself. The product has a lot of features that aren't of any value, at least not yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to clients. Don't just put in a feature without thinking about usability. Some of your best people left because the work environment doesn't have enough organization and there's still too much paper usage.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. SynaMed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at SynaMed

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to learn about healthcare and information technology. Great spring-board job and a great resume builder.

    Cons

    1. small company with no room for advancement
    2. CEO is a poor business manager
    3. many technical problems result in a high client dissatisfaction rate
    4. massive staff turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to work out the technical problems and focus more on client satisfaction. Additionally, they need to try better to maintain staff.

  8. A short term jo at the least

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

    I worked at SynaMed

    Pros

    Will hire you even if you state you will not stay on board for a long time.

    Cons

    Leadership does not always come a consensus before informing employees of changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not attempt to expand so quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend

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