Synergistix Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place but could use some work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and there is always food.

    Cons

    They aren't really into training and if you aren't one of the Database Administrators or Developers the upper management doesn't want to know you exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and value all your employees, not just the ones that seem to be making you money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great if you have 0 experience and need to learn

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

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the other employees are pretty decent, casual dress is a plus, their software is decent, along with most of the staff

    Cons

    everything, horrible work-life balance, certain teams have extreme advantages over others...were one group will work 60 hours without appreciation another would work 30 and receive praise, this ties in with management who doesn't care or recognize talent. If you want to work for synergistix and curious about your salary...look at the glass door salary range...they start EVERYONE at the lowest end, and claim that you need "synergistix" experience...and once you have some they will increase your pay...this is a huge lie, most get pennies for a raise per year, I wonder how they can keep any good staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kiss the back side of every employee who you have underpaid and still work there, and thank them for sacrificing their time to make you the big money then go back for years of work that they slaved for you, believe it or not a Happy employee yields strong results, those that are unhappy will do just enough to get by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    They don't value their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good and there is good camaraderie between the employees. The facilities are modern and well located near major highways.

    Cons

    The management team is terrible. They use people as if they were a piece of equipment and get rid of it when they can find someone cheaper to replace them. They do not provide training or career advancement. If you are from an island 90 miles south of Key West, then you are guaranteed a job there; otherwise, they will get rid of you within a few years. Turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, since they do not listen to their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place you want to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synergistix

    Pros

    The employees are the best thing about this place.

    Cons

    Arrogant ownership who do not care about their employees, they sit in their offices all day and never come out. When they do speak, they are sarcastic and try to instill fear and intimidation in staff.
    Low pay
    No bonuses
    Favortism towards certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you care about them and that they are important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked at Synergistix for more than 4 years...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small company that punches above its weight compared to other companies.
    Good people.
    Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    This is a relatively small company, so you need to step up wherever it is needed. This can be a problem for many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good people - friendly
    - Casual dress - jeans ok
    - Flexible work hours
    - Healthcare
    - Cuban coffee shots @ 10:30am and 2:30pm

    I really liked the atmosphere and the people. Everyone was happy to help if you needed it. They were doing a lot of neat stuff with iPad and mobile development. I keep in touch with a lot of ex-employees from this company. They liked the work environment and the people. They also liked that they could participate in the development of products and share ideas. A lot of places I worked don't give you any freedom. This place does, but you have to prove that you can contribute. Absolutely love the culture. A mix of Cuban and everything else in SFL. Cuban coffee shots were the best. Regularly and religiously every morning and afternoon. Lots of potluck lunches where everyone shares their favorite dish. It was a great place to learn and kick start my career.

    Cons

    - Need better training when starting
    - Need cheaper and better healthcare benefits
    - Get better documentation and work instructions

    I was lost for a while when I first started. Could definitely use a better training program and documentation for on-going training too. Healthcare gets more expensive and you get less each year. Need more contributions from the company. There was a lot of work and not enough people. Need to hire more people to complete the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the knowledge and train your staff and you will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only the desperate should apply.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some good people working there in the lower ranks.
    - Casual dress.
    - Modern office space.
    - Good health benefits for you and your family.

    Cons

    The upper management is the biggest problem. Their offices are in a separate area away from their employees. They hire a lot of H1B workers for the high skills positions that can't leave without getting someone else to sponsor them. They don't plan very well, so they are constantly putting out fires.

    A very low percentage of employees have been there for more than four years. They don't provide much training, and their documentation is minimal, so your best be if you are new there is to find the knowledgeable people and stick to them like glue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and don't treat them like assets that belong to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I Left as soon as I could - was a developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual-ish Dress code. Don't wear jeans or shorts!
    Friendly Employees
    Close to Sunrise
    Its a paycheck
    Health Care experience.

    Cons

    Arrogant Owners
    Close Door Policies
    Rule through fear of loosing ones job
    No training
    Horrible Desk / furniture situations, at one point I was working off plastic chairs.
    Cheap cheap salaries
    Old Computers to develop on.
    Extreme Lack of Trust of their employees, everything, and I mean everything is locked down, near impossible to do ones job.

    I wouldn't recommend any of my friends work there. Their benefits are the lowest they can possibly offer. They offer the least amount of time off they can give, and forget tenure, even if you worked there 10 years, good luck taking more than a week off. They aren't flexible at all, they will tell you they are and then give you crap jobs and a hard time from that point forward. Owners never there, but expect the best results with out them being there. Management is all over the place. Development is stagnant, they are still using Classic ASP, etc. All Management and Senior developers are VERY arrogant and do not want any one to contribute unless it aligns with their ideas. It was a lot of work, for little money and I learned nothing new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

    I have been working at Synergistix

    Pros

    -Company cares about its employees
    - Flexible work hours
    - Great benefits
    - Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    - Work space layout can be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Thank you for your ongoing support!

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the kind of place I want to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Replaceable Cog  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Replaceable Cog in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Synergistix

    Pros

    -Casual dress code
    -It is a paycheck, however small
    -Healthcare, better than nothing
    -Most employees are surprisingly nice
    -That's it

    Cons

    -Arrogant ownership
    -Inexperienced Management, by fear
    -HR unsupportive
    -Work-Life balance not supported
    -Company policies not enforced evenly
    -No positive recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Take a management 101 class
    -Employees are making you rich, treat them like it
    -Employees know more than you think

    Doesn't Recommend

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