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Synovate Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated May 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 4 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Synovate Global CEO Robert Philpott

Robert Philpott

(24 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice work environment and benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Reasonable work hours (in my group), good vacation time, nice people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours are inevitable (especially in my group) and there is little light at the end of the tunnel (in 9 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life/balance (in 5 reviews)

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    Friendly but lack direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation is reasonable, comfortable working environment.

    ConsLack of clear direction, and limited training opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok for senior management only

    Research Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsInternational experience, big clients, many departments within one company

    ConsSuccessess anounced, problems swept under the carpet

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, but not good

    Research Executive (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Easy pace of work in a non-pressured environment
    - Relatively young work force
    - good work life balance

    Cons- Liimited management capability
    - Lack of vision and medium term plans communicated
    - Poor exec leadership

    Advice to Senior Management- Better leadership
    - Train managers to become good managers as opposed to just promoting up due to length of service

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best big agencies to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCompared to other big agencies, Synovate prides itself to have director level involvement on most projects. This is undoubtedly true, which means junior staff can learn a lot from their more experienced colleagues. The company culture is not very corporate and allows for a more relaxed and collaborative atmosphere. The company's new offices in London are great to work in as well.

    ConsThe operations side of the business isn't run very professionally which causes researchers to spend way too much time reworking stuff and being bogged down in minor details. Pay levels are below industry average. Being a heavily sales-driven organisation means that career progression does not always depend on research skills alone but relies more on bringing in business compared to other agencies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest the necessary time, effort and money into sorting out operations, otherwise the company can't possibly fulfill its potential. Don't just wait for a bigger agency to buy Synovate so the problem takes care of itself.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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