Former Employee (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – June 11, 2018
Personnel within the operating facilities are dedicated, hard working individuals who want to perform well. There is a communication disconnect between personnel at the facilities and corporate management.
Passion and desire of operations personnel
Management / Leadership, Poor Communication (Transparency)
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – April 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.
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.
Worker (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – December 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.
Executive Level organization that doesn't care or appreciate their employees
Worker (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – November 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.
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.
Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 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.
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.
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – GA, AL, FL – July 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.
Operator Mechanic (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – May 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.
Sr. HR Shared Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – White Marsh, MD – March 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.
no work life balance, depending on department management doesn't listen
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.
Power Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Waterbury, CT – March 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.
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.