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Synpulse Management Consulting Reviews

Updated 6 October 2018
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  1. "Great company but low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Bright people working with you
    - Great Company Culture
    - Awesome Leisure Events

    Cons

    - Only Banking and Insurance
    - Project periods are too long
    - Boring implementation projects


  2. "A great place to start your Consulting career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work on varied projects.
    2. Great support from colleagues and seniors to develop one's consulting & project management skills.
    3. Access to Senior Management for guidance, mentorship & support, which is especially valuable during challenging times.
    4. Opportunity to work in internal projects and directly contribute to the organisation's development.
    5. Superb organisational culture, frequent team activities, overseas Regional & Annual Meetings which gives the platform to network with colleagues from other locations.

    Cons

    Highly focused on technical implementation projects, could benefit from broadening scope towards management/strategy consulting within FS sectors.

  3. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good team work.
    2. Interesting projects.
    4. Good salary increment.
    5. Good training program

    Cons

    1. Lack of work / life balance.
    2. Management prompts those consultants faster who are sales-driven.


  4. "Overall good place for consultants to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    1. Colleagues are very supportive. There are many leisure events and oversea trips. You can make friends here.
    2. Company reshaped its strategy and diversified into many new Fintech areas. You have autonomy to participate or drive a new topic if you are interested.
    3. Learning and career progression are faster than the average banking career path, as you can touch different topics and projects as consultant, and build your own professional network faster through various exposures.
    4. Company culture encourages entrepreneurship - leading the team, achieving sales, and exploring new area.. you can be partner one day if you are really good at sales - though most of people will never get there.

    Cons

    1. Not everyone has clear career goal - though company devised 3 career path but not really practice on it - 90% of employees are on the same path.
    2. Appraisal system stresses on internal contribution. Everyone has to show visibility internally in order to prove their value no matter how good you are at client project. This is sometimes tiring and might be unfair to some people.
    3. Management need to balance better the short term and long term goal (revenue/chargeability vs. investment/sustainability).

    Advice to Management

    1. Invest more on employee's growth.
    2. Care more on each individual's needs.
    3. Align company strategy and practice.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "From great to medium/poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - The company does regular leisure trips overseas such as annual meeting or other weekend getaways.
    - You can work on your own and drive topics (also a con as there is very minimal mentoring)
    - Work with other offices around the globe

    Cons

    - Poor management: The management has no clear strategy and does not mentor or develop the juniors. It is more a body shopping company.
    - Management or IT consulting company? They try to do everything and like that lot's is just half baked and not thought trough.
    - The management does not listen to the people on the ground. There are many complains or proposals for change. These items are not addressed and just ignored.
    - Poor communication and handling of topics like leavers, retention rate (it's currently an exodus of long standing employees)
    - Individuals and ideas are not appreciated. Just blindly please the management (or key individuals) will bring you further

    Advice to Management

    - listen to the people
    - focus on people and not only $
    - the change has to start in the management. Looking at individuals on the ground is not addressing the real issues


  6. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Company size, industry focus, international, internal academy program, personal development, events, team spirit,

    Cons

    long project durations, no support of independent education, out-dated promotion rules


  7. "Good learning place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and good learning curve. People are generally very nice and helpful. Get exposure to different projects if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Need 360 degree feedback system in place. Projects are generally of longer duration. Would be better if Consultants get to rotate more often.

    Synpulse Management Consulting Response

    19 Mar 2018 – Marketing APAC

    Thank you for your review about your time with us. We too love a good challenge, and our consultants are great at thinking on their feet and learning independently.

    Since our client base includes... More

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Energy perks events a b

    Cons

    Salary politics a b a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - great bonding with colleagues - a lot of cultural/leisure events
    - flat organization structure
    - very international & focused on FS industries

    Cons

    - too much internal work
    - high turnover rate... normally people leave within 2 years


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Swiss Culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synpulse Management Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly colleague.

    What impresses me is that they have developed their own methodologies and very strong presentation skills, which means you have enough materials to impress your clients.

    They also willing to spend quite a lot on annual meetings.

    Cons

    The Swiss culture is bit too strong that the local culture might be neglected at times. Meaning people might not be willing to speak up and therefore creates unnecessary gossips and ultimately leave the firm.

    Not enough exciting projects for experience development.

    Advice to Management

    Really show the colleague you are as open as you claim. Pay more attention to what the staff want, work towards a consensus. You can measure by the turnover rate really. If what you currently do is not working (doesn't mean you are wrong), then you should try something else.

    Synpulse Management Consulting Response

    31 Jan 2018 – Marketing APAC

    Thank you for your review about your time with us.

    Our consultants are key to our success and rapid expansion, and we encourage having an entrepreneurial spirit to lead initiatives such as client... More