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Synectics Solutions Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Community Spirit"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Community both with the business and in the local area is amazing, the business is so supportive to its staff. We have flexible working and managers are open to covering time for doctors etc.. its very give an take. We work alot with charities and there is always an event to do or just sponsor. Amazing team spirits around a vast mixture of activities from football friday to sewing groups there is something for everyone. Tea ladies are like 2nd Mums to us all and the coachhouse food is fantastic.

    Cons

    Cant think of any at all

    Advice to Management

    keep doing as you are doing :)


  2. "Working at Synectics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. You won't find a better place to work where your colleagues truly feel like family.

    Great support from colleagues on both work related and non work related issues. If you find yourself in a difficult spot then don't worry you will have a good group of people to look after you.

    Food hospitality is very good and brings a lot of daily conveniences. I find myself saving money and time on meals by using the in house food service. A lot of healthy options too for nutritionists and gym enthusiasts.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the pay isn't very competitive compared to other companies around the area. The location of the area isn't prime due to the large amount of traffic in Stoke itself makes it rather difficult to access conveniently. Expect travel inconveniences around Burslem.

  3. "Great company values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company values and well managed. Company takes care of its staff and there is a great culture to the company

    Cons

    There should be greater transparency with pay and consistency around flexible working throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Never lose your culture of the company and continue to consider flexible working policies throughout the business to ensure its fair and consistent in all areas of the business


  4. "Good but not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed place to work, family atmosphere. Growing rapidly, so you would think there would be plenty of opportunity. The majority of people are talented and friendly. Good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive, Nepotistic, so hard to see where senior opportunities will arise. No link between performance and reward. Non Technical departments need better structure and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of favouritism. Make employee appraisals meaningful. Give people individual role based goals they can actually effect and reward them properly when they are attained.


  5. "Very Promising Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Department in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly, relaxed, engaging working environment where you feel like a name not a number. The company also make a real effort to make sure people interact with each other
    - Synectics listen to staff feedback and make positive changes based on it
    - The company makes work a community rather than a corporate environment
    - Onsite catering/tea ladies at reduced price
    - 25 day holidays
    - There is lots of room for development and people are encouraged to develop themselves with multiple training opportunities given
    - People will be given there job role however there are lots of opportunities to explore other areas allowing people to develop a wide range of skills
    - People are always willing to help each other and you feel like can speak to staff of any level

    Cons

    - Some software is outdated due to costs
    - There is a lack of consistency between areas of the business when it comes to manager discretion e.g. Some departments can work from home when they choose or won't have to make time up for doctors appointments where as in others this is heavily frowned upon. There should be a consistent rule
    - Introduce pay grades - fair for job and ensure there is a similar pay internally across departments
    - Documented processes - a lot of information is in people's heads which introduces risk if they aren't around/leave

    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff are treated equally throughout the business, this applies to the differences in wage between departments (and teams) and the flexibility.


  6. "Still Learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people, food and culture. Family atmosphere, trusted to work.

    Cons

    still working these out. The company needs to grow mentally

    Advice to Management

    you are not a small company any more. Need to watch what your staff are doing with appropiate measures


  7. "Never want to leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, culture and values.
    Interesting work
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Training is an area that has been a little lacking but have seen huge improvements recently.

  8. "Outstanding company and ethical business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Structured company with a family ethic towards all staff.

    Cons

    Onsite catering is to good to miss.


  9. "software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - fantastic team spirit and talented colleagues to work with
     - new products are using some really interesting tech which we didn't learn at uni
     - team leaders really supportive if you have little knowledge in some areas
     - food delivered to my desk is amazing. supplemented by the occasional visit to the pub at lunch time
     - company events are great social gatherings, particularly if you are new to the area
     - flexible work hours if you like getting in early

    Cons

    - some legacy back office systems still around using old tech. can be complex to work on as the last are migrated
     - fast moving pace which takes a bit of getting used to straight from uni

    Advice to Management

    everyone always talks about the great culture and work environment. this will need maintained and nurtured as we grow


  10. "Great place to develop"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synectics Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are cared for, you are a name not a number. People are rewarded for hard work and dedication. There is always room to develop yourself. Tea Ladies and Coachhouse are amazing.

    Cons

    The coachhouse kitchen ran out of salt & vinegar crisps one time!

    Advice to Management

    This is such an amazing place to work, don't loose the culture as the company continues to grow!


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