Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. - SMDI is a very family friendly organization, that understands the value of life outside the office. | Glassdoor
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"SMDI is a very family friendly organization, that understands the value of life outside the office."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
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Pros

Synectics is the perfect place to work for someone who has young children or has to take time off when unexpected issues arise.

It provides an extremely laid back and diverse environment and is comprised of many different nationalities and cultures within its work force.

The environment is very informal and every day is "dress down Fridays" at Synectics

They offer very flexible schedules and are very understanding when it comes to issues of sickness and other things like car troubles.

Many people leave Synectics to move on to other companies but they most often end up returning at some point in time.

Cons

Although Synectics offers a multitude of perks and a very casual atmosphere, after a while that doesn't make up for the substandard pay that you may receive as an employee of Synectics.

Synectics is like a company of the "Haves and Have Not's". That is if you are in a higher end position you make a significantly large salary. However, if you are a general worker, you tend to receive sub-industry standard pay.

The company structure of the company is such that there are not many opportunities for advancement.

As someone else explained, you have upper management (Directors), then middle management, followed by general workers. There aren't many people who fill those middle managerial positions so there aren't many opportunities to advance unless someone leaves. Therefore, you can end up working for the company for many years in the same position with no opportunity to move up the latter.

Advice to Management

I live the company and would recommend the company to a young up and coming individual. However, I would like for the company to place higher value on employee improvement and opportunities for advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.

  1. "Geat small company, some small problems"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Synectics has a very flat organizational structure, so there aren't a lot of layers of management to penetrate to get a decision on something. Another great thing about Synectics is that with the diversity of clients, there is always something new to do or something new to learn about.

    Cons

    The same flat organizational sturcute that is a benefit, can also be a hinderance in terms of advancement. There are workers, there are project managers, and there is senior management (3 people). So pretty much your job is your job. What you work on may change, but if you're looking to move up, there isn't much of that.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have a lot of advice for senior management. Management is very approachable and responsive.


  2. "Web Developer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly environment

    Cons

    I don't see any at the moment.

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