Synergent is an organization that is small enough to quickly get to know your coworkers, yet large enough to have room to grow. The demands of our market and industry allow employees to constantly take on new challenges and undertakings in their roles – there is always an opportunity to learn new things.
Greater Portland is a great place to live and work. In recent years, it has become home to a tech scene that has experienced significant growth alongside increased home sales and strong economic performance across all sectors. It is family-friendly and offers something for everyone with access to nature, arts, culture, independently-owned shops, and a thriving restaurant and entertainment scene.
Synergent has been fulfilling its mission since 1971: We are committed to promoting the growth of credit unions through service excellence in the delivery of quality products and services. Did you know that credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives that are owned by their members? Read all about it!
Synergent supports credit unions in 11 states, is part of their cooperative movement, and is unique in that it is a for profit company owned by the not-for-profit Maine Credit Union League. The culture in our workplace reflects this, and you have a sense of knowing your work is valued by the cooperative credit unions that we serve each day. Credit unions are different. While they offer many traditional financial services, they are member-owned, community-based, cooperative institutions that exist to serve their members.
As a FinTech firm with a cooperative business model, Synergent provides credit unions of all sizes a lower cost path to meet their operational needs. Core processing, programming, shared branching, statement processing, card services, data mining, targeted marketing and payment processing are just a few of the specialized, innovative services we provide. We help our members solve their technical needs through shared costs and resources.
We believe in balance. Our employees are offered many options to balance work and life, including flexible scheduling, remote work options, flex-time, generous PTO, and 11 paid holidays per year. Philanthropy also is a priority and employees are encouraged to take time to volunteer. As a subsidiary of the Maine Credit Union League, employees often volunteer in areas that support the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, which has raised $6.5 million since 1990. Staff members regularly volunteer at the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Is yoga your thing? The rock gym? Pumping iron? Dance fitness? Your health and wellbeing are personal – but Synergent is here to help you meet your goals by providing a fitness reimbursement, onsite lockers and shower facilities, biometric wellness screenings, and onsite flu clinics. And, all employees are provided with ergonomic sit-stand workstations.
Knowledge really is power. Staff education extends well beyond our comprehensive new hire orientation and training. Synergent invests in expanding the expertise of our staff through attendance at national and regional conferences, professional memberships, tuition reimbursement, monthly coaching sessions and regular lunch & learns. Growth happens here – whenever possible, we promote from within.
We work hard, play hard, and give credit where it is due. Our employees are our biggest asset. Synergent employee appreciation includes an annual summer barbecue, holiday parties, weekly Beals on Wheels ice cream during the summer, dress down days, and individual awards programs for merit and length of service.
Your financial well-being is important to us. In addition to offering highly competitive compensation, Synergent offers a traditional 401(k) plan; however, more interestingly, we are in an elite class of companies which continues to offer a Defined Benefit Cash Balance Pension plan as well. Even during The Great Recession, Synergent continued to provide our staff with annual bonuses and pay increases. Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance options, long term care, short-term and long-term disability are just a few more ways Synergent takes care of its valued employees.