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Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Friendly Co-workers and Management
    *Convenient location (close to red line and a lot of restaurants)
    *Small company
    *Fun Corporate Events ( Thanksgiving Potluck, Christmas Party, Random Lunches provided by CEO)
    *Working to improve and become more up-to-date with current times
    * Supervisors work with staff to accommodate needs

    Cons

    * There have been a lot of improvements in the procedures in this company and I believe management is working to improve more aspects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for training and advancing within the company. Great job with staff morale.


  2. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Pleasant small-company feel
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Great place to gain experience
    - Fun office activities (Thanksgiving potlucks, Decorate Your Cube for Christmas, etc.)
    - Depending on team, easy to maintain work/life balance

    Cons

    It's the government contracting world, so expect instability. Management is all over the place, you'll either have a great manager or a terrible one. Pay is low, and so are the bonuses. Benefits are not competitive. Communication and transparency could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with your employees about upcoming changes or shifts.

    Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    I'm glad you had so many nice things to say about our community at Synergy. Unfortunately, as a government contractor, we are sometimes limited in the amount of benefits we can provide, and in the... More

  3. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is small and most workers are friendly. Casual attire every day, except when meeting with clients.

    Cons

    The company rarely promotes from within and does not provide training to employees, unless the client pays for it.

    Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your appreciation of our friendly environment, and our efforts to create an employee positive environment. As a government contractor, our ability to provide trainings is sometimes... More


  4. "Good work; respect for employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, convenient location, and family-oriented environment.

    Cons

    The organization is growing from a small company into a mid-sized one, and systems still need to be updated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hesitate to make changes, and to ask for input!

    Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for having provided this honest and positive input. We have significantly upgraded systems since this review was written, in an effort to better reflect our mid-sized status.


  5. "They mean well"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is good contract work to be done.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on office politics and not enough on advancement & training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Visit more with the average employees.


  6. "Quality versus process"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writer in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Writer in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upper management is experienced and mission-oriented. There are a lot of good things to say about the founder.

    Cons

    While the management intent is good, many staff members seem to be in it for themselves, and not so much for the good of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve communications to the non-management staffers, vet the department heads better, and increase the opportunities for advancement and training.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Worst employment experience of my long, previously successful working career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people work there. There are a few true professionals I would find it good to work with in another setting.

    Cons

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises for more than three years. Everything stated by another employee is true. In addition, management turns a blind eye to years of unethical and unfair treatment by upper level management employees - in some instances, flagrantly, and to the point of abuse, unless and until the client complains. Similarly, frequent "gaffs"by less-than-sharp mid to upper level "professionals" are ignored forever if the client "likes" that employee.

    Most salaries are low to begin with, and are sometimes cut arbitrarily, and without explanation (though likely, to give someone a bonus or raise), though these individuals are not fired! Cultural bias is applied subtly, but is obvious nonetheless.

    The company opted out of the federal inclement weather policy a few years ago. This means no early releases even when the Federal government closes early, based on reports of worsening road conditions. SEI employees are charged leave for the resultant public transit delays and time needed to dig out cars. Of course the 2% of SEI employees paid the most opt to work from home that day, and don't lose leave or pay. This means 98% of the staff is penalized for showing up to work 16 minutes after the regular start time, and must still work without supervision.

    Supervisors nominate employees for bonuses. Consistently, workers are singled out for recognition and bonuses based on a supervisor's personal preference for an individual, rather than a fair assessment of the initiative and performance of all employees under that supervisor. Once the preferred employee has been rewarded, no other nominations are submitted in future award periods.

    Recently, the company changed health insurance carriers for the third time in as many years. The current policy carries a $2,500 deductible (a catastrophic level deductible that is tantamount to no coverage for most people) and high co-pays which still result charges, even for office visits. I can only guess what the owner will do under the Affordable Care Act in 2015, when businesses will finally be covered.

    Advice to Management

    What comes around goes around. You can be fair TO EVERYONE, do the right thing and still make a profit, or let this all catch up with you.

    Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Even though I am replying well after this review was written, I still wanted to take the time to note these remarks. I am sorry that your time at Synergy did not meet your expectations, and hope that... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Synergy Entperises, Inc. (SEI), where are they now after 6 years."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Possibility for advancement
    -great recognition programs
    -continuing education availability
    -opportunity to learn
    -in-service trainings available
    -receive bonus for great performance on a per project bases.

    Cons

    -lack of updated technology, software and hardware
    -minimal office space--we are growing exponentially and need more space
    -favoritism among senior level management

    Advice to Management

    -missing a human relations aspect in your management
    -favortism is seen by all employees and cause demoralization of other staff


  9. "Laid back friendly work environment"

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

    I have been working at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    casual dress code, flexible schedule, great CEO

    Cons

    limited growth potential, poor communication between teams

    Advice to Management

    institute annual review process so employees can track their growth and set goals for themselves


  10. "Scheduling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Synergy Enterprises, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, hostile work environment

    Synergy Enterprises, Inc. Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for indicating you were happy with your pay and benefits. I know that during your time here you were provided with training and resources about hostile work environments, and who to... More


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