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Synchrony Assistant Vice President Reviews

Updated 14 Sep 2019

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Synchrony CEO Margaret M. Keane (no image)
Margaret M. Keane
8 Ratings
  1. "Former employee"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synchrony full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment. Diversity is on top of the list. Sr. management is very approachable and shows interest in engaging with employees.

    Cons

    What goes up must come down. Company morale not what it used to be.

    Synchrony2019-09-14
  2. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company environment, decent salary, great rewards program

    Cons

    Layoffs occur in multiple departments quite frequently

    Synchrony2019-07-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to build a career, if you can handle the bureaucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time

    Pros

    * Tons of opportunities for training and development * Great HR, a lot is invested in people here * Making a concerted effort to re-invent itself as the financial services industry changes * Great company culture * Huge organization and lots of opportunity for movement, both horizontally as well as vertically * Executive leadership is available and friendly

    Cons

    * Very easy for low value employees to just stick around forever * Tons of process/bureaucracy. It was a GE subsidiary so a lot has been inherited * Things happen, but they take time. Very consensus driven.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to change, so many things happen here because 'that's just what we've always done.'

    Synchrony2019-07-19
  4. "Not at this time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee friendly work life balance

    Cons

    None at this time for me

    Synchrony2019-06-15
  5. "Best place you will ever work"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people who go out of their way to help you. Very digitally advanced from a bank standpoint and open to try new things. Operates laterally and very open to feedback and allows everyone to be leaders in their projects. Great benefits and work from home policy. They truly value and trust their employees.

    Cons

    Could use more structure in terms of multiple team interactions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do now.

    Synchrony2019-04-06
  6. "Synchrony review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Intelligent and driven employees with good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Synchrony2018-11-05
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Inefficient and Lagging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time

    Pros

    1. Decent Pay 2. Good office locations 3. Good office environment and workspaces 4. Decent at offering training and travel opportunities for employees 5. Internal mobility seems pretty good at least for lateral transfers.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is not balanced within the company. A lot of people coast until they can get into a central function because the client-facing jobs (revenue-generating) tend to be stressful. 2. Client-first mentality comes at the expense of Synchrony's employees - as long as client is happy no one cares that you are suffering. 3. Poor leadership, especially with mid-level managers. 4. Poor technology in... analytics and mobile services. 5. Diversity program is irritating, obnoxious, and too much (and having worked in HR that is saying something). 6. Meeting heavy culture where much is discussed but little of it is valuable and worth the time expense.

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    Advice to Management

    Synchrony claims to be innovative but it is not. The technology is poor. Processes are poor. Analytics is poor. There is too much lazy thinking and complacency caused by good times. This company really needs to be put in the fire and have a genuine business crisis. That way they will be refined with the bad junk burned off or they will fail.

    Synchrony2018-08-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture, flexibility, cross functional interactions

    Cons

    Compensation, moving across teams are restricted

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities to expand in current role

    Synchrony2017-06-30
  9. "AVP"

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    • Senior Management
    Assistant Vice President in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synchrony

    Pros

    Good company for the benefits

    Cons

    none really, they have good benefits

    Synchrony2017-04-17
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company in US not in India"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synchrony full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    With a GE heritage, Synchrony started well. The CEO is amazingly energetic. The focus is always on engagement and leadership in US is very well connected. Carrying on with the same GE culture. Hired highly talented folks at all level during the carve-out. In India, its a great working experience for the Associates who are taking calls.

    Cons

    It is a different experience altogether to work in its India office though for senior level folks. Kind of political and closed environment. Not much hiring talent from the market at the senior level (may be coz of insecurity). One needs to learn the art of managing perceptions by treating US leadership with 5 star arrangements while they are in India.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent talent from the market and break the silo (of CEO and his close associates)

    Synchrony2016-04-22
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