Synovus Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Benefits have improved since they now offer 401(k) matching
    Good place for entry-level growth
    Looks good on a resume
    Opportunity to advance if you try for it
    Good work-life balance and time off

    Cons

    Very little training in IT division
    Managers who choose not to delegate work
    Disconnected middle management
    Few rewards for outstanding work
    Bland schedules, typical M-F 8-5 with little opportunity to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more work from home programs
    Offer more personal benefits, gym memberships, etc
    Create clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Commercial

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synovus

    Pros

    Great place to work - great co-workers

    Cons

    bank closure - constant turn over

  3. Senior credit analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Synovus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great people.

    Cons

    Upward promotion is limited unless you want to be in loan origination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop career path for credit analyst roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It's all heartwarming fluff

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Synovus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like being trapped in a position at 40 k with good benefits, and not a whole lot else going on, then Im sure you'll do great. Contentment, sure. Success, maybe.

    Cons

    They acted like the recession was the employee's fault and took it out on them in a big way. The whole "Fortune 100 best places to work for" thing is because they shove the surveys down your throat repeatedly. They're into titling and awards more than they are paying people. Can't blame 'em.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit worrying about window dressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Something New

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

    I have been working at Synovus

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Family and community oriented
    Clients aren't just a number like national banks
    Participation in the community

    Cons

    Trying to explain to clients why a product or service can be difficult at first but over time you get the hang of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just take staff opinions into great consideration, after all they are the first face clients will see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    This company believes in doing more, with less.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Image Console Operate\Transport Operator in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Image Console Operate\Transport Operator in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Synovus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The name looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    It is not a friendly place to work for minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in classes about different minority cultures and subcultures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place but executive and senior managers are not accessible or visible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great honest people who really are customer focused and dedicated. Compliance and integrity are very important.
    Great team cohesion below senior management level

    Cons

    Executive management has almost no contact with anyone below their direct reports or some sales force. Operations staff are particularly ignored and they are the face of the company to the customer. There is also a very weird dynamic in the way team members are hired and leave. Virtually every hire, position change, resignation or termination goes unannounced and are found out through grapevine communication. Because of this practice, gossip, insecurity and distrust of senior management plagues most departments which undermines employee satisfaction and wastes valuable work time that a standard timely organization-wide announcement would prevent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk around outside of the Executive Suite once in a while and at least be seen and maybe exchange a greeting with your rank and file team members. Particularly those in departments outside of Columbus need at least a physical visit once a year, Executive managers need to establish some sort of rapport with other management levels below their direct reports so they have some access to what is really happening in the trenches. You have managers who have been with the company for more than a decade but have never met or even spoken with their manager's manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Synovus

    Pros

    Decentralized management good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Severe lack of structure, policies and procedures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Friendly but frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synovus

    Pros

    The staff in the office were all generally friendly, management listened to problems, and the company seemed dedicated to its employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to get feedback or to expand opportunities to learn new or improve upon old skills. Training methods were vague at best and it could be difficult to gain access to the necessary programs needed to succeed at the position.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Synovus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Company generally wants to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Caught up in banking crisis and is still not fully recovered. It will probably never be the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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