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  1. "my review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitor in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synacor full-time

    Pros

    great to work for place

    Cons

    Some days I get a head ache

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees please

    Synacor2018-11-03
  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's not a terrible company, but it's not a great one either"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive salaries - Flexible work arrangements - Casual, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    - Lackluster benefits, particularly regarding retirement contributions and stock options - Incoherent organization - Lack of engagement between staff and upper management - Little concern for anything beyond making money; no greater unifying purpose - Open office arrangement more designed for aesthetics than worker productivity - The focus on web portals and online advertisements jeopardize the long term viability

    Advice to Management

    - Make more of an effort to engage employees in decision making, particularly those that impact their day-to-day work lives - When communicating to the employees as a whole, focus on more than just the fiscal/monetary aspects of the company

    Synacor2019-04-06
  2. Helpful (10)

    "Failing quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synacor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/home balance, cheap vending machines and good location downtown.

    Cons

    Complete disorganization. Since the company is not hitting revenue goals, managers make drastic short-sighted decisions and cut corners on work which results in a subpar product. Fellow employees do “just enough” to get by and don’t take an interest in learning new things unless it’s pushed onto their plate by a higher up. New ideas are allowed but once your idea takes shape an existing manager will try to make it look...

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    Advice to Management

    Work to inspire and not keep people down. I know there is a ton of pressure to produce revenue but think beyond the quarter and immediate dollars. Clearly define job roles, responsibilities and procedures for new types of work.

    Synacor2019-01-02

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