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  1. "Junior Research Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent HR, friendly manager in the health care team, very organised graduate programme.

    Cons

    No Cons to say for this role


  2. "Ok for senior management only"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synovate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    International experience, big clients, many departments within one company

    Cons

    Successess anounced, problems swept under the carpet

  3. "Not bad, but not good"

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    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Easy pace of work in a non-pressured environment
    - Relatively young work force
    - good work life balance

    Cons

    - Liimited management capability
    - Lack of vision and medium term plans communicated
    - Poor exec leadership

    Advice to Management

    - Better leadership
    - Train managers to become good managers as opposed to just promoting up due to length of service


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    "One of the best big agencies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compared to other big agencies, Synovate prides itself to have director level involvement on most projects. This is undoubtedly true, which means junior staff can learn a lot from their more experienced colleagues. The company culture is not very corporate and allows for a more relaxed and collaborative atmosphere. The company's new offices in London are great to work in as well.

    Cons

    The operations side of the business isn't run very professionally which causes researchers to spend way too much time reworking stuff and being bogged down in minor details. Pay levels are below industry average. Being a heavily sales-driven organisation means that career progression does not always depend on research skills alone but relies more on bringing in business compared to other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest the necessary time, effort and money into sorting out operations, otherwise the company can't possibly fulfill its potential. Don't just wait for a bigger agency to buy Synovate so the problem takes care of itself.


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