SYNAGRO Technologies, Inc Employee Reviews

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Horrible management and
Area Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 14, 2018
Synagro is owned by an equity firm, so job security is severely lacking due to career future. Terrible executive leadership team with no future direction.
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No incentives
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CTApril 12, 2018
Team chemistry is lacking , stressful and we seldom receive pay raises. Manager has lacking leadership qualities and never leaves his office. Each employee should be supplied all necessary tools in order to efficiently do his job.
Pros
Immediate supervisors are pleasant to work for
Cons
Bad management
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Terrible Place to Work
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMarch 28, 2018
An endless cycle of CEO's shuffling through does not a stable company make. Owned by a Swedish investment group, Synagro is merely a shell looking for a buyer at this point.
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Company on decline
Technical Services Manager (Current Employee) –  Mocksville, NCJanuary 21, 2018
A company that is losing money and talent. Recently went through bankruptcy to eliminate debt but it seems to not be helping. A lot of talent has been leaving and management does nothing to stop the out flow.
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Keep missing the mark
Worker (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDDecember 19, 2017
This company spends more money on executive retreats than salary and their employees. Out of sync with reality. Such a disconnect with their employees. They are constantly hiring outside of the company as opposed to building from within.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
Everything
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Executive Level organization that doesn't care or appreciate their employees
Worker (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDNovember 30, 2017
This company just can't seem to get it right. They put more value in their executives than the people who actually do the work. They do not promote within or present opportunities for growth. They spend money recklessly on executive travel, salaries and frivolous spending until they reach a situation where they are forced to make layoff and restructure the organization. The corporate culture is tensed and extremely melancholy. The turn over rate is extremely high. Enter at your own risk.
Pros
Great parking
Cons
Could care less about employees
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Lack of Common sense Leadership
Driver/Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Pineville, NCNovember 13, 2017
Worked at Synagro for a little over 3 years. There is a serious disconnect between hourly and management. You are expected to figure things out for yourself. When I started, I had excellent benefits, but as time progressed the cost just kept rising and rising. You are expected to carry your work load and someone else's because this company is so lawsuit scared that some people are allowed to simply skate by while others are expected to care the brunt of the work load. They do offer a good bit of pto, but when you weigh all the cons out, it just isn't worth it. My advice is keep looking, project managers here are clueless. They have blinders on and as long as the job gets done, doesn't matter if you are the one caring the majority of the work load. You are merely a means to and end with this company.
Pros
Pto
Cons
Management is clueless
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Leadership very lack luster
Manager (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 17, 2017
As a previous employee and prior manger I have never experience such lack of leadership, plant mangers getting thrown under the bus when it is obvious the higher leadership is the true cause of the current state of the plant. No accountability or integrity.
Pros
Pay was ok
Cons
Leadership
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Managers are fake
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHOctober 5, 2017
Its a majority of men that work there that constantly gossip about each other. The managers hang out with certain employees and tell them everything thats going on
Pros
few
Cons
alot
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Good company with good intentions
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDSeptember 6, 2017
Synagro has good intentions as a whole. They are in the works of building some really good practices and procedures. The success of these things will depend on the roll out and follow through.
Executive management focuses too heavily on EBITA and looses sight of the big picture. Facilities are pushed too lean in order to help that bottom dollar. It creates an unsafe and stressful environment.
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Recycling of paper mill waste sludges
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  GA, AL, FLJuly 26, 2017
Great concept and well received by large paper mills. Long sales cycle and the investors became impatient when the results took too long to generate. Had conceptual agreements with (5) mills in place when management pulled the plug.
Pros
Great Product
Cons
Long sales Cycle
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Worn out tankers
Plant Operator and dump trailer driver (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, NCMay 30, 2017
Lax on maintenance , bad tarps,old equipment and turn buckles, no benefits. Sent to field with broken trailers they take no responsibility for errors and make me wait 30 to 40 days to get paid.
Pros
Let me park truck at plant
Cons
I had to pay fine for bad equipment when pulled by DOT
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Don't do it.
Operator Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIMay 5, 2017
Not paid enough for what you have to do. No training at all. They expect you to know everything without even training you properly. Get mad if you take breaks even though every shift is 12 or more hours.
Pros
Coworkers are all friendly.
Cons
Terrible management.
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Diesel Mechanic
Auto/Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Sugar Grove, ILApril 26, 2017
Nice pace to work, nice people. Sad to have seen this facility close.
Good team work and management. Nothing bad to say about this company. Good managment
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Unique company
Sr. HR Shared Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  White Marsh, MDMarch 16, 2017
Synagro is a fast growing company. With that there is a lot of chaos. There are great workers but management had that belief that if you couldnt do the work we could get someone else that can do it, instead of asking for assistance.
Pros
pays well
Cons
no work life balance, depending on department management doesn't listen
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Unstable Company with perks if you could sustain your job
Wwtp press operator (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, OHMarch 10, 2017
Constant turnarounds meant a new office every couple of months but once you became settled the atmosphere was welcoming and the job fulfilling. If you could overcome the smell it was a pleasant place to work.
Pros
easy laid back atmosphere
Cons
hours in peak season
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lots of hours
Operator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 9, 2017
you work lots of hours per week, down time in the winter. Safety is big concern, have to have customer service skills, benefits are ok, lots of stress when have decrease in production
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Synagro was a great place to work.
Power Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Waterbury, CTMarch 9, 2017
Synagro was a great place to work. Employees were knowledgeable, pleasant and organized. Synagro was a fun place to work for many years. The opportunity to be part of the Synagro staff was a great experience. I spent a lot of time employed at Synagro and have to say that my fellow colleagues were great individuals.
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seasonal work
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 25, 2017
Good outfit, needs steady work. Manage lots of material and stay busy. Good overtime, not many rain outs on this job site.
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Good pay & good job, but you'll sacrifice any social life
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHJanuary 12, 2017
Overall it was a decent job and good pay. The overtime was there and the money....but they weren't very understanding. If you don't have a family or friends and don't like to relax or do things on the weekend then this is a great company. If you like to enjoy life besides working, then maybe not.
Pros
Overtime available, long hours, good company
Cons
Management is not very understanding
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