SynergisticIT Employee Reviews about "java"

Updated Sep 23, 2018

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SynergisticIT Managing Partner Carlos Pinzon
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8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very well organized and aggressive marketing team(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good client base and long term projects and pay is always on time(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "longer than anticipated took me 4 months as i had to take certifications for java 8 which took me 1(in 8 reviews)

  • "The training is not easy - 5 hours of training and after that we have to put in 4 hours(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "joke? scam? real deal?"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack Mean Stack Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SynergisticIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nothing fancy about this place but at least for me synergisticit was da best place for tech skills improvement /learning technologies related to java and full stack programming. friends and alumni of mine are still struggling to find good jobs and i had 2 offers withing 3 weeks of completion of my tenure with synergisticit. I have 30+ people who i know who got free training , got paid training and some also paid for training and were either locked down for 2 years with the firm paying them low money and in some cases they learnt nothing and were once again had to struggle for finding a job. opportunities after being with synergisticit and doing projects multiplied 10 x and i was not restricted in whioch organization i could join and had full freedom hated doing my projects and understanding things at time --tough love as you might say --after everything done i look back at my time spent here as valuable. received offers with google and Apple both long term gigs and am happy and satisfied as earlier not even startups looked at my profile. i read some reviews where someone posted fake and fraud. to anyone considering synergisticit simple acid test is go into their office and ask them to show you people placed in the past 3-6 months . If they cannot show you anything then its fake which i can tell personally is not true and the entity or person posting these bad reviews is either a joke or a scam. This coming from a person who has first hand experience. If anyone needs any answers ask me and work permitting i will answer them. I bring this up as i wanted to write a positive review and then saw these negative reviews and could not take it sitting down as an alumni. All in all no other firm came close and this coming from a person who did not just want a job but something which made him recession proof

    Cons

    longer than anticipated took me 4 months as i had to take certifications for java 8 which took me 1.5 months.

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    SynergisticIT Response

    Manager

    Thanks we appreciate your review we try to be positive even when people accuse us and we have never let down anyone’s trust and we will never in future also.

  2. "Posted a job ad for "entry level Java developer", tried making me pay $30,000"

    1.0
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT

    Pros

    no pros come to mind

    Cons

    - deceptive practices looking for "students" - extremely high entry fee for training - "hard work" does not equate good education - legally pursues people who leave for more money There are 1000 ways to be trained in software development. I personally attended a free scholarship by Google where they taught me Android development and Java. I feel SynergisticIT is deceptive, predatory, and should not be allowed on job boards such as Monster. I have reported them but they still post job ads (I use that term loosely because despite them saying it's an entry level job, it's not) looking to prey on vulnerable people.

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    SynergisticIT Response

    Manager

    Hi we appreciate your feedback. Depending on the level of experience you have we have openings and if you are short of skills we advise for skill enhancement. Your logic is correct that asking for money for training should need at least get a degree. We have projects, we have job openings and we also have trainings. It depends on what profile the candidate fits in. After our training an average candidate who after doing his/ her bachelors/ masters is unable to get a job and who goes through our program is able to secure jobs at google, Apple, PayPal, eBay, Bank of America , Wells Fargo , Intel and other fortune 100 clients and get a rate of around $40-55$ per hour on an average amounting to $70000-126000$ per year . Some of Our candidates before coming to had master’s and bachelors degrees and were unable to find jobs and were doing side jobs working at gas stations/ driving uber/ sitting idle. We are proud to state that almost 99.9% of our candidates who go through our program are able to secure jobs within 2 weeks to 3 months and get 2-3 job offers. We do understand that you feel that we asked you money for something which can be done for free which is training. The difference is the quality of the training, coverage of topics and practical knowledge imparted in the training. We assure you speak to us and talk to us if something is expensive there is a reason behind it. People can still use a flip phone and pay 30$ for it or they can get a smart phone which gives them more functionality and it’s almost like a computer in your hand ( I am replying to this on my phone ) and it depends on what is value you derive from it. Also we don’t take the full fee from you beforehand we take a part of it before and rest once you get a job in installments as we are sure about what we do. Our training is dynamic and we don’t have a fixed course content . We focus on vocational education if degrees were enough all graduates would get jobs as soon as they graduated. We stay ahead of the curve and provide cutting edge skills in demand by tech companies. Anyone can get a job the issue is do you have what it takes to stay on the job and keep yourself employed or are you in constant fear that what happens if you lose the job . Getting rid of fear of losing a job is to make yourself technically proficient in skills wherein you are head and shoulders above everyone else. If you have the right skills and are more qualified and able than other candidates in the job market that gives you a competitive advantage . We can give a certificate on a piece of paper but that part is useless if the end result is you unable to secure a job and make your career. We also help in certification also on java given by oracle university if that interests you. Please do understand we start with the end result and all our process is based on each individual his/ her needs and we endeavor to ensure all people coming to us succeed in not only getting a job but making a career . Speak to us .. call our office and ask to speak to the manager we love our critics as those are the ones who make us improve. If you have a gpa of 3.2 and above you have a masters or bachelors degree and can communicate well then we can make you succeed just devote time. Once again thanks for your really detailed review. We would love to speak to you in person or over the phone.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Most consulting companies are liars"

    5.0
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    Senior Java Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SynergisticIT for 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.

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  4. "Really very good for Java"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT for less than a year

    Pros

    Its been 1 months since I joined them. They have great course structure and the training is really good. I like the fact they are very transparent. Till date I didn't have any issues. It is a very hard training , I have to work hard everyday but other that I really like their system.

    Cons

    So far nothing, Hard core java training lots of hoework and assigmnet

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "More than what I expected!!"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT for more than a year

    Pros

    Having done my under grads and grads from computer science, with special concentration on Java programming, I thought I had a good knowledge of it. But after joining SynergisticIT, I got to know where I actually stand as compared to industry requirements. Their training in one word is SUPERB, as it is fully practical. They always select each and every candidate very carefully for training and placement services. For me, job with SynergisticIT is far more benefecial and rewarding than the so called Full time jobs. Excellent on job support. Salary and benefits are great. Guaranteed STEM extention and H1B. They also will take care of your accomodation and relocation.

    Cons

    Very strict admimistration. Your world will be full of Java only and nothing else. Training might sometimes take place all 7 days in a week.

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Really impressed with their java training"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training.The trainers are really great . They spend X number of hours to resolve your issues. Their training is very structured and they try to cover A to Z in java. Marketing is really fast and calls have all the time. I just have a confirmation with a very big client and i should start in April.

    Cons

    Its serious JAVA. It requiers a lot of work form the students and from the trainers. They are very strict with sessions, test and assignments. During marketing you get way too many call ssometimes you will not have time for breaks

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at SynergisticIT for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place for Java and Pl/SQL .Fair, Young environment. A lot of fun and room to move around within the company.working with them on a project for last three months, with a client in seattle, 12 months position. One thing is there, salary is always on time. That does matter a lot. Was with some other company before them, never got paid on time. thankfully they are decent enough

    Cons

    They line up interviews all day and your phone never stops ringing.I spoke with few candidates and they also gave me a very good feebdback and their placement program. If you want to go for Java i would recommend Synergisticit.

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great place for java postions"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynergisticIT for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing in particular. They have the best training to my knowledge in Java. I am really happy that I have joined them. They train us so much and we learn so much not only for java but to improve our own personality. I have personally seen everyone getting projects.

    Cons

    Its just not training. They make us work so hard and the assignments really make you a java developer. I have slept only for 3 hours in a day for so many weeks to finish my projects. I did not have any problem in marketing cos' they have 'n' number of good clients.

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