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Synovus Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Synovus President, CEO, and Director Kessel D. Stelling Jr.
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  • Minimal room for growth with high turnover (in 8 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Family Oriented Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, company is a thriving company that is good at ensuring family work life balance.

    Cons

    Would love to see more diversity opportunities for employees who are serious about advancing their careers in banking.


  2. "Branch Service Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Service Supervisor in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Branch Service Supervisor in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring Environment, Encouraged to Advance

    Cons

    Pay can be conservative, at times.

    Advice to Management

    Lateral or Advancement moves are encouraged. They want their employees to be happy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, stable, mid-sized, financial services company to work for. Has a true "Family-like" culture. Employees genuinely care about one another and our customers. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Lacking of any real career path assistance or upward mobility. Promotions are few and far between with little or no reward for achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of providing compensation and/or promotions for employees achievements.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Personal Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very Lax work environment

    Cons

    Management pushes everything on to employees


  5. Helpful (2)

    "IT Professional"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits,good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, lack directions, stuck in bad/old processes, lack team/department vision

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader and not let workers try to figure out what is going on and what to do


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Probably wouldn't work here again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wire Specialist in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Wire Specialist in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good location, warm weather

    Cons

    Long hours, too much stress, not enough employees, high expectations from management with low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and pay them a competitive salary so the turn over rate isn't so high!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Special Assets Disposition Group"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Assets Disposition Group in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Special Assets Disposition Group in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My boss is very flexible and is always willing to allow me to take my vacation when I want to.

    Cons

    They are VERY unorganized and do not communicate well with their employees. They really don't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep everything a secret!

  8. "Portfolio Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synovus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relationships with co-workers are important. Word hard. Work smart.

    Cons

    Some of the training programs are not as developed as large banks, but training is available.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Commercual Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Commercual Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compared to other large publicly traded banks, Synovus is really organized in terms of training and process. The culture is one that inspires growth and development, and management is accessible and seems open to new ideas. Work-life balance is highly valued and employees are well respected regardless of rank.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the most competitive in the market but the culture and work-life balance make up for this to some degree.

    Advice to Management

    More training could help employees with new systems that are being rolled out.


  10. "Tough but satisfying"

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

    I have been working at Synovus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401K
    GREAT Co-workers
    Friendly environment
    Management cares about employees

    Cons

    Long hours
    Pay
    Tough expectations with little guidance


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