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Synovus Overview

The Synovus Financial Corporation, formerly the Columbus Bank and Trust Company, is a financial services company with approximately $45 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.
The staff at Synovus come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 56.1% female and 44.9% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, Synovus employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Republican Party, at 75.0%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Republican Party. Synovus has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the company for 3.9 years. The average employee at Synovus makes $74,251 per year. Pay at Synovus is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like LendingClub, First Republic Bank, and ABN AMRO, which pay $114,427, $111,977, and $88,072, respectively.
Based in Georgia, Synovus is a key player in the finance industry with 4,651 employees and an annual revenue of $1.6B.

The Organization’s Mission

Each and every day, is to help the people and businesses in our community reach their full potential.


Commercial Bank





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Columbus, GA


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The Team At Synovus

Key People
  • Kessel Stelling (ceo)
  • Jr (ceo)

The Culture At Synovus

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Demonstrates passion for delighting the customer by living the Customer Covenant every day.
Finds ways to add value, connect others and strengthen designated community..
Listens to, leverages, and promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, and contributions of others across the business.

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Avoid working here if at all possible. If you must work for Synovus then at least stay away from Atlanta Loan Operations, spare yourself the headache, you are literally better off working at Wal-mart. Grab a soda and popcorn because we are going to be here a while. I started as a temp in 2016. I was guaranteed a permanent position if I worked hard and at least met my goals. A friend of mine was a temp here too and was told the same thing. We both exceeded our goals and were top performers. We did everything they asked and yet they never hired us due to “lack of experience”, which is a fancy way of saying that they are too lazy to train. Time and again we were passed up for someone outside the company. Those should’ve been red flags but we ignored them because we wanted to work for this bank so badly. My friend was on another team that was ran by an idiot who had control issues and may have been racist, but I’m going to say allegedly because there isn’t enough proof to back that up. Another red flag was the fact that that particular manager would fire any and everyone for the smallest reasons and without mercy. One gentleman nodded off at work accidentally due to the meds he took due to an auto accident, and without warning or compassion he was fired immediately. But the messed up part about that situation was that she had a gentleman (also a temp) on her team who was constantly falling asleep and making errors, but she kept him on board. More on that guy later. Eventually I got moved to another team as a temp and so was my friend. My friend and I were top performers on our new teams as well and while I was able to get a permanent position, my friend wasn’t. The person that ran her team was an idiot too. When Synovus abruptly cancelled the temp contracts and went with a different temp agency, all temps were let go including my friend. She applied for permanent positions for both teams she worked and was turned down. The first team she worked for turned her down for the guy that constantly fell asleep, and hired him at a higher level, as of now, this guy is a team lead. The second team turned her down because the manager didn’t like her due to her being quiet in nature. She claimed it was due to lack of experience, but the other candidate had the same amount of experience. Needless to say, she was jobless for a month and a half. The first team eventually reluctantly hired her but at a lower level with less pay. Again she was a top performer but that didn’t m Show More

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Synovus Rankings

Synovus is ranked #63 on the Best Companies to Work For in Georgia list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Synovus Salaries

How much does Synovus pay?
The national average salary for a Synovus employee in the United States is $74,251 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $134,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $40,000 per year.
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Synovus Salaries By Job Title

While Synovus employees earn an average yearly salary of $74,251, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at Synovus include controls technician, module lead, trust officer, and compliance officer. A typical controls technician salary at Synovus is $136,484 per year. Some of the other roles at Synovus are remittance clerk and teller. A worker with the title remittance clerk at Synovus earns an average salary of $27,965 per year.
Job Title
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Controls Technician
Salary Range127k - 145k$136k$136,484
Module Lead
Salary Range126k - 146k$136k$136,291
Trust Officer
Salary Range105k - 155k$128k$128,100
Compliance Officer
Salary Range110k - 142k$125k$125,386
Senior Software Engineer
Salary Range110k - 139k$124k$123,810
Lead Developer
Salary Range111k - 135k$123k$122,741
Team Leader
Salary Range103k - 138k$119k$119,376
SQL Database Administrator
Salary Range109k - 128k$118k$118,363
Risk Manager
Salary Range102k - 128k$115k$114,741
Director Project Management Office
Salary Range102k - 126k$114k$113,676

Synovus Careers

On average, employees at Synovus stay with the company for 3.9 years. Employees most commonly join Synovus after leaving TSYS. When they leave Synovus, they most frequently get their next job at TSYS.

Average Length of Employment

3.9 years
U.S. Bank
2.8 years

Top Employers Before Synovus

18.8 %

Top Employers After Synovus

14.9 %
7.3 %

Synovus Employee Demographics

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Synovus Employees Education

Of the 4,651 employees at Synovus, 26.7% attended Columbus State University. Employees at Synovus most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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Synovus Employee Political Affiliation

Synovus employees are most likely to be members of the Republican Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Synovus employee was by Calvin Smyre. Calvin Smyre donated $20,750 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
Calvin SmyreVice President
Calvin Smyre
Vice President
Vice President
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$20,750Democratic Party
James BlanchardChief Executive Officer
James Blanchard
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Republican Party
Republican Party
$15,800Republican Party
Kessel StellingPresident & Chief Operating Officer
Kessel Stelling
President & Chief Operating Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
Republican Party
Republican Party
$12,500Republican Party
Dixon Brooke JrDirector
Dixon Brooke Jr
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$10,100Democratic Party
William BlanchardChief Executive Officer
William Blanchard
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Republican Party
Republican Party
$7,400Republican Party
James YanceyRetired
James Yancey
Republican Party
Republican Party
$3,800Republican Party
Christopher HohlsteinBanker
Christopher Hohlstein
Republican Party
Republican Party
$3,750Republican Party
Michael EdensBanking
Michael Edens
Republican Party
Republican Party
$3,500Republican Party
Richard AnthonyBanker
Richard Anthony
Republican Party
Republican Party
$2,500Republican Party
Chris HohlsteinExecutive
Chris Hohlstein
Republican Party
Republican Party
$2,500Republican Party
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Synovus Competitors

Competitors of Synovus include LendingClub, First Republic Bank, and ABN AMRO. The wages at LendingClub average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $114,427 per year. The salaries at First Republic Bank average $111,977 per year, and the salaries at ABN AMRO come in at $88,072 per year.
Average Salarydesc
Salary Range95k - 136k$114k$114,427
First Republic Bank
Salary Range90k - 137k$112k$111,977
ABN AMRO Chicago Corporation
Salary Range64k - 120k$88k$88,072
Fidelity Investments
Salary Range66k - 111k$86k$86,379
Allianz of America
Salary Range61k - 114k$84k$83,834
Ing Security Life Of Denver
Salary Range62k - 106k$82k$81,884

Texas Capital Bancshares

Salary Range56k - 111k$79k$79,287
HSBC North America Holdings
Salary Range57k - 109k$79k$79,071
RBS Holdings USA
Salary Range58k - 106k$79k$78,798
The Vanguard Group
Salary Range53k - 94k$71k$71,283

Frequently Asked Questions about Synovus

When was Synovus founded?

Synovus was founded in 1888.

How many Employees does Synovus have?

Synovus has 4,651 employees.

How much money does Synovus make?

Synovus generates $1.6B in revenue.

What industry is Synovus in?

Synovus is in the commercial bank industry.

What is Synovus's mission?

Synovus's mission statement is "Each and every day, is to help the people and businesses in our community reach their full potential."

What type of company is Synovus?

Synovus is a public company.

Who are Synovus's competitors?

Synovus competitors include Fifth Third Bank, Huntington Bancshares, U.S. Bank, People's United Financial, First Republic Bank, Ing Security Life Of Denver, Fidelity Investments, Texas Capital Bancshares, HSBC North America Holdings, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The PNC Financial Services Group, ABN AMRO, M&T Bank, RBS Holdings USA, CoreLogic, Global Financial Aid Services, Allianz of America, The Vanguard Group, Homeward Residential Holdings Inc, LendingClub.

Who works at Synovus?

Kessel Stelling (ceo)

Jr (ceo)

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Updated December 31, 2020

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Synovus may also be known as or be related to SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP, Synovus, Synovus Financial Corp, Synovus Financial Corp. and Synovus Financial Corporation.