Paulette Robinson, Partner
I worked for a multinational firm for about 15 years, but after taking time off to raise a family, when I was ready to go back to work I knew one thing – I wanted and needed a change.
In 2012, I started at Synergy as a contractor to work out what I was looking for.
It didn’t take long before I realised that Synergy was the right place for me.
We’re not ‘cookie cutters’. We like diversity, so we’ve got people from different religions, races and sex, but it’s bigger than that. It’s about the diversity of thought, solutions and ideas that come with having a diverse range of people. Multinational firms also have that, but they also impose their processes and limitations, whereas we’re all about letting people go out there and do what they’re good at, in a way that they feel comfortable.
That’s the big difference about Synergy and that’s what I love about it. For several years, I was put in a pigeon hole and I wanted to do something different. Synergy gave me the opportunities and allowed me to do that, so I’m forever thankful.
Multinational companies often have a very structured environment. At Synergy, we’re smaller and agile, so you’ll find the same rules don’t exist. We have an autonomous culture where the staff can implement processes without always having to seek approval. We encourage people to think about what they want to do and how they want to be successful, so we can help them achieve their career objectives with support and training.
We don’t have a formula for career progression. If you’re good at what you do – your career is going well, you’re learning fast, applying your skills and able to take the next step sooner than others – then you will be rewarded for your success. The more successful you are, the more successful we are collectively.
Our work comprises of big pieces of strategic work such as large systems implementation, business process mapping and improvement engagements, but done in quite a boutique way.
That’s where our clients really find that we add a lot of value because we look at the solution holistically. We provide tailored solutions that will work well for the client and we bring them along the journey.
The idea with Synergy is that you bring your passion, strength and capabilities to a place where you can apply them as you wish. If you come and you’ve got an idea in mind about who you want to be and what you want to do, we’re not going to get in your way. We have a very great team and supportive environment for you to do what you need to do, in the way you want to do. All we ask is that you are keen and eager about coming to work every day, you work well in a team environment, and we all get to share in that joy of working together and doing well.