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SynergisticIT Reviews

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Pros
  • Reviews good and bad are correct but don't tell the whole picture as people are blaming synergistic for their lack of efforts (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 25000 which is really high so think about that if you have other plans (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "transparent as glass"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    have worked with them for 3.6 years now and they have stood by me in thick and thin when i was almost out of status they helped me remain in status. they expect you to remain with them for 1 year after you get your h1b approval . i have know my own batch people who have used and manipulated them till date i have not seen them doing anything harmful to anyone. after people manipulating them they bought changes to their contracts . Training is good and marketing was excelent when i took training. They have best intentions for their employees .

    i read lots of recent bad reviews and i doubt their authenticity and question the people writing the reviews if they ever had experience with any other consulting firm and if they are aware how other consulting companies operate. i read them being greedy and going for higher rates ...i highly doubt it as i know their priority is more towards longer projects and i have seen people being sent to longer projects even though when getting lower rates. my upbringing taught me to be thankful to people who help you and never forget them and for synergistic people did that.
    i dont know if they write their own reviews but most of which is written in positive reviews is true and i can attest to it..whatever i read in negative reviews seems to be borne out of frustration, sarcasm and vengeance rather honest review and feedback..i wonder the psych of people writing those reviews and how successful they have been as they dont seem to be very people friendly and one thing i learnt during my experience is your interpersonal skills, being emphatic, friendly and having a good personality helps you more than your coding skills and believe me on that

     i know other consulting firms stuffing 9 people in a 2 bedroom apartment, proxy interviews and printout of questions given in the form of training. reason i can say this is because i myself was subjected to such consulting firms before i joined synergisticit and at least they treat you like human beings. i being more experienced now know that they earned money from me in first year at the same time they spent a lot of money on me too. after first year they put me on percentage and i made more money than my colleagues in full time positions and i am putting this rview down as i intend to move on to a real big company which i always wanted to join which is headquartered in mounatin view and i want to say path was not easy but journey was enjoyable

    Cons

    contract which they have is strict and i came to know now they made more changes to enforce compliance if someone tries to leave before 1 year of getting placed or leaving after training. i came to know as someone who was in the batch after me contacted me as someone contact him about getting out of the contract and leaving in middle and had been sent court notice by their employment attorney and he had to travel from nj to california for court appearance and had to finally pay the contract violation and attorney fee which were like 30k which he was paying in installments otherwise his immigration situation would have been in trouble due to a civil and court proceedings showing up on his background check and his immigration documents. my advice is to just do a 1 year employment and then move on if you want to explore greener pastures to be on safe side as work is stressful and then court hearings are even worse. traing may be tough for electric or other backgrounds so join if you have coding background otherwise you will be in training for 4-5 months

    Advice to Management

    please review your reviews and if there is any truth in any of these reviews do address them and clear doubts of people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "bad contract"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the training is better than other companies

    Cons

    training contract is strict . I had to pay them 18000 as settlement and 4000 in their lawyer charge and every month I am paying them 2000 dollars out of my paycheck. I had taken training and went on project and then left without finishing the 1 year contract which they had made me sign. they have same terms in training contract and in the other contract which they make you sign when you get project which is 25000 $ . if you join them and bypass them , take training and run away or join project and leave in middle of project . they send some emails from their account and if you pay the penalties then it is fine if not their lawyer sends notice, then court notice. I even had changed my phone and address somehow the lawyer still caught hold of me and sent letters to my new place and to my email and workplace. I hired a lawyer but he was charging 5000 for the case and said you will have to pay so I settled with them. I feel I should not have joined them or should have completed my contract as I am still paying through my nose for a small mistake. I cannot take manager name as glassdoor will not let me take his name he did not show me any mercy when I explained I don't have any money to pay for contract violation. good thing is I have a job presently to pay them otherwise I would be on road if it was left to them

    Advice to Management

    this is too much money for students if they break contract be kind to people that is what I can say

    SynergisticIT Response

    Feb 12, 2016 – Manager

    Hi Thanks for writing the review. We appreciate your inputs. Our contract is not suitable for people who come to take training and then try to leave after taking training or in the middle of the ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Most consulting companies are liars"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Java Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Java Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SynergisticIT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i joined them in 2012 after finishing my MS
    I had interviewed at 20 clients for full time jobs and was rejected even though i had a 3.7 GPA and with a MS in computer science.

     I joined a consulting company in New Jersey cant name it but starts with V and has software in name .gave notes set of questions and a resume and i started having interviews ..interviews which were taken by someone else.

    They told me to go to a small client and i worked there for 3 weeks and was fired as i had no training which i was promised.

    Joined another consulting co. in atlanta georgia same problem very poor training and nothing just notes and small orientation for 3 -5 days and some weekend classes . placed once more at another client and someone took interview for me and once again i was fired by client in 10 days.

    I was very demotivated and planning to go back to India. i was recommended synergistic by my cousin who stays in bay area stating that she took training from them. on her recommendation i joined them and to my surprise their training was 1000 times better than any training which i took.
    i cleared my own client interview and it took me 4 interviews to get a job and they took personal interest in me and my life and my future which was a welcome change.

    I felt confident when i joined the client . A client in LA rhymes with jamgem one of big healthcare clients i worked there for 3 years they did my h1b after 6 months i got an rfe and they had their attorney fight it and got it answered an my h1b was approved. I worked with them for 2 years on h1b and now i am at a entertainment giant in LA which employs ducks and mouse and has theme parks.

    I referred 5 of my friends to them all of them now working at fortune 200 clients . i have had many people lie to them and cheat them i have never seen them do the same to anyone
    Long story short i was foolish when i was young and got influenced by my classmates and other consulting companies and wasted 4 months of my life if i would have joined synergistic before i could have been on project earlier . I do thank my cousin and synergisticit people for making me what i am today. most consulting people lie to get you in sign a contract its only some who arestand by their word . I was given same course content by all only synergisticit actually taught me what was mentioned in course content practically

    They are honest people and dont lie like other consulting companies. I know for a fact that there are so many consulting companies which provide training taking nothing but only synergisticit takes docs and deposits and even then people join them. if you are taken by them you are guaranteed a project i am proof of that.

    Cons

    training goes for almost 8-10 weeks at the same time i dont blame them as java is too extensive and we did projects which helped me clear interviews and survive on projects.

    Advice to Management

    You did help me and i read some of the reviews posted i can believe everything which is mentioned bad except for one thing i cannot believe is that your training and placement is bad. If anyone is stating that he needs to get off his meds and see another doc. Please keep on doing what you have been doing as if not for companies like you i would not have been able to pay off my student loans and afford to get settled in USA.


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  5. "detailed java training not your run of mill training institute"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - J2EE Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - J2EE Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    took me 7 weeks starting in nov 2012 for my training to complete had my job in last week of December. I already knew core java so I skipped it and saved 10 days or so.

    They tested me by giving me tests on core java and only when they felt I did not need core java they went ahead with rest of the technologies.

    I was told by my friend who was already enrolled to join training. what I liked was attention to details in training and them focusing on me learning and not just going through the topics and get it over with. we did projects , coursework, interview preparation, interview tips, personality questions and hands on coding to not get jitters at projects

    I spent almost 15 years studying and I don't know how much money of my parents in going through my education and still I was not able to land any nice job offers. Some offers were there from startups permanent jobs , they felt nice the only fear was I had seen my friends join startups and losing jobs after a year or so and no support from startups for the visa. I did not want that to take place with me so I wanted to make myself technically strong so that I could get rid of myself losing a job and not finidng another soon enough to avoid losing visa status.

    7.5 weeks of training which I took and 2.9 years of work experience with a fortune 20 organization and having a h1b now make me look back to 12 November 2012 and realize I took the right decision and did not just go by hearsay of my friends and I know if in future god forbid if I lose a job I will get a job fast enough.

    my decision was simple to invest time into improving myself and not only get a good job also to ensure I am technically competent to keep it and not get fired from it because someone else took my interview for me and i am able to work on what is going to be asked from me at the job site.

    I took 7 interviews and had 2 offers after everything was over. I was nervous when i started interviewing and got confident after the second interview and was pleased that they let me take my own interviews unlike most others who have other people take their interviews.

    there is no comparison in the quality of training provided by synergisticit and the efforts which they make for their candidates to help them learn Java. i saw everybody get jobs at fortune 100 clients and not any run of mill clients. real reason for them to be so good is as they only do java and other companies are doing qa ba pm java oracle and everything else so they are average in all and good in none on the other hand synergistic as they specialize in java and have slowly made themselves come head and shoulders ahead of other organizations in java training.

    We saw many people from other organizations come to their office and even send fake candidates and also spread rumors and bad mouth them through internet posting and all as they were losing candidates to them.

    i have earned 6000$ in referrals from them by referring 9 of my friends to them as i wanted to get them the most extensive and detailed java training which i felt only synergisticit could provide

    Cons

    7 weeks is not enough and training should be at least 10 /11weeks to be more exhaustive.
    more tests should be there for evaluation and more mock interviews so interviews not wasted

    Advice to Management

    project work should be increased to cover big data like hadoop and android os


  6. Helpful (9)

    "There are better alternatives, like anything else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SynergisticIT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1.) You learn to listen or pretend to listen to the many lectures of management.
    2.) You learn to work hard, so that you can get out of there as quickly as possible
    3.) You do learn Spring and Hibernate, but then again there is YouTube

    Cons

    1.) No in house internet, oh and no furnishing -> Sleeping bags on the floor + 5 people in an apartment on average
    2.) Constant surveillance, be it via tracking ip or via cameras in the office (which is why there is no internet in the apartment) or HR listening in to your conversations
    3.) Given a stipend in the form of gift cards, but only for those close to the office as management is too lazy to travel 5 min by car to pick them up from better grocery stores
    4.) Management doesn't trust candidates
    5) Also training takes 4 to 5 months, so if there are better alternatives please take them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lecturing your candidates like they are high schoolers. Trust them and treat them better. But then again, who am I kidding.

    SynergisticIT Response

    Sep 1, 2015 – Manager

    Hi thanks for your detailed response and feedback. We value the opinions of people posting reviews We avoid being defensive but when people say our training is comparable to youtube we have ... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Java is what they do best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT full-time

    Pros

    Very Good java training and good client base for java. Nice facilities with clean guest houses and a simple but efficient lunch room. Lots of coding and practicals and small projects which make you learn and remember what you learned. Interview prepperation is good

    Cons

    Contract is pretty tough and they litigate through attorneys on violation. I know someone in my batch who paid 10 k on violation and 4 k in attorney fees when he tried to walk away from the contract and get a job on his own after taking training

    Advice to Management

    Make contract a little relaxed and training a little but condensed

    SynergisticIT Response

    Jun 19, 2015 – Manager

    Hi thanks for posting feedback we appreciate it. We had to enforce contracts due to some candidates not following through their commitments and promises. We live up to our end of promises and its ... More


  8. Helpful (19)

    "synergisticit = java and .net training consulting firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    decent place to learn java and.net .good big name clients in their network which I did not have access to.
    h1 approved this month after rfe done premium. everiifed
    other things same like resume. payments received on time. been with them for 3 years now

    Cons

    hectic training schedule. no remote training. they only take selective people and their training contract is tough and they enforce it through collection agencies if someone does not adhere to the contract


  9. Helpful (9)

    "developer positions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Eng in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Eng in Omaha, NE
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I am so happy I joined them. They were very nice. had 5 weeks for training. One week for interview preps and then got placed in like 10 days. Java developer positions is what they hire for., please talk to them for java..I wanted to go for QA but changed my mind , half way quit training with a diff firm for java. more stable career. I am on a 18 mnth project now.

    Cons

    Too much work..9 to 5 training!

    Advice to Management

    no classes on weekend plzzzz


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Decent office with good trainers and marketing team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    The training was really good. It is highly sturctured . They have good marketing team and the best of all is that they never missed one payments .
    I would say that their training is excellent. I would recommend this place for freshers. It is more that whta you pay for it.

    Cons

    The training would look like like too much. I had to work really hard. Too many interviews lined up. I did not even get time to look into the requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Great team with good recruiters and marketing team. The recruiters are very supportive and very transperant. Good place to work with.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Amazing staffing organisation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I am really happy that I was a part of Synergisticit as a consultant. The training was really good. I used to attend 5 hours of training in a day and after that we used to work together till 5 in the evening on our assignments. The batches were small and all of the batchmates were very focused so it was esy for us to get a project.
    The marketing team also did a good job. We get calls till we join the client site.
    Great guest house. Everything was taken care off.

    Cons

    1)The technical screening is very hard. So its not even easy to get into their training.
    2) The training is not easy - 5 hours of training and after that we have to put in 4 hours.
    3)Marketing is super fast. All you do in a day is to talk with clients and vendors.

    Advice to Management

    The management is good. They have very good trainers. Marketing team is also great.
    They might have few flaws here and there but i really dont care as they were able to get me a project real quick.


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