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Symcor Employee Reviews about "good people"

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.8
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Symcor President and CEO Chameli Naraine
Chameli Naraine
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is excellent place to work where one can have work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, perfect location, nice experience(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Huge cost cutting measure in place which might include lay offs(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    I have been working at Symcor

    Pros

    Good people good place to work

    Cons

    Changing business uncertain future to

    Symcor2014-10-05
  2. "staff up, let go, rinse and repeat"

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    Former Contractor - Product Manager 

    I worked at Symcor

    Pros

    good pay, good people for the most part, opportunities to advance if can leverage relationships with the right people

    Cons

    Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing. Lack a mature outlook on how to organically and effectively grow a company and people's careers. Staff up when things are going well and pay well, and then let a bunch of people go when not getting immediate results without any communication whatsoever, repeatedly. At the same time, hard to push initiatives through as infrastructure isn't adequately in place to support development and launch. Implement changes and then change again without allowing results from initial changes made to take place. Hard to plan a long-term career there as a result so don't hang your hat on it.

    Symcor2019-12-12

    Symcor Response

    December 16, 2019Communications Coordinator

    Thank you very much for your rating. We always appreciate feedback from our employees, and the identification of opportunities on how we may improve.

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  3. "Better to work contract at this company rather than as an employee."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great pension plan.

    Cons

    Unstable environment with re-orgs annually.

    Symcor2017-11-17
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Don't bother challenging certain individuals or you'll be shown the door."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symcor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pension matching but takes 2yrs before eligible to enroll. Generally good people to work with but watch out for management.

    Cons

    There are a few managers who have worked there for years and provide zero value-add to the organization. Numerous complaints have been logged to HR but nothing changes.

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    Symcor2017-09-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business downturn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symcor full-time

    Pros

    Used to be Good culture and Good people to work with former Office of CIO

    Cons

    Major business down turn, new CIO/management team can't sustain income

    Symcor2016-06-21
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symcor full-time

    Pros

    Some good people but that won't last long.

    Cons

    Management is ridiculous. Process is the heaviest and worst I've ever seen. They micro-manage the heck out of everyone and ask ridiculous questions in order to make themselves look and feel important. Learn the 80/20 rule and don't sweat the small stuff.

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    Symcor2015-06-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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     in Don Mills, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symcor

    Pros

    Good pay scale, good people

    Cons

    They downsize every year, its not what you know- its who you know

    Symcor2015-05-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Met great people but not helpful career-wise"

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    Appliation Developer II in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symcor

    Pros

    - Working environment is decent, and I met a lot of good people who became good friends. Working hours are also flexible.

    Cons

    - Lack of advancement opportunities and lack of investment from the company to the young employees. It is really hard to get approved for training courses.

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    Symcor2012-01-18
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great place to work at. But not anymore. This is a company on the decline."

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    Applications Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Symcor

    Pros

    This place used to be a great place to work at. Lots of knowledgeable people. Great ideas, great skills, and people willing to help each other out. There still is a lot of good people working there.

    Cons

    The company has been on a downward spiral ever since 2008. Large projects getting canceled. Lots and lots of mass layoffs. They're starting to get out of the rock of outsourcing, but it may be too little too late. This company used to be about innovation and creating the next new thing. Now, it's all about maintaining and servicing existing infrastructure. Furthermore, it has way too many bureaucratic processes in place, and still trying to put in more, in an attempt to be like the big companies. It tries to act like a big company, but unable to handle that burden. The simplest tasks will get lost in paperwork. Upper management/leadership is not good at communicating with its technology staff. All technical issues and concerns will be trumped by decisions of "following process". Middle management is actually filled with good smart people, but they are usually powerless to do anything, because the company is too process-driven for them to do any real change. The only time that any issue is dealt with in a quick manner is when there is an emergency production issue. We're constantly fighting active fires, and not able to proactively prevent them beforehand. On the last sets of employee opinion surveys, all scores concerning trust/faith/communications with upper management/leadership has been LOW and getting LOWER. There've actually been a few scores of ZERO on some of those questions. This place really used to be a great place to work at. But all the leadership that used to have great vision and appreciation for technology and technical staff are all gone. What's left is a leadership that does not value technology resource at all, and simply interested in maintaining what services that is left. This company is at this moment, not a place for growth at all.

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    Symcor2011-01-22
  10. "Experience dependent upon department"

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    Software Developer I in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Symcor

    Pros

    -Decent salary -Some good people -Strong upper management There were good intentions from upper management and some people within the organization

    Cons

    -Large variation in quality of middle management -Majority of people were not organized, driven and happy -Very poor dissemination of knowledge led to uneven workload distribution amongst employees -Best practices often not in place, a lot of busy work as opposed to truly productive work -A lot of outsourcing: poor quality work and general sense of expendability

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    Symcor2010-03-08

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