What makes a truly great place to work? Just ask the staff at Synchrony’s Merriam, Kansas office. Turns out they have a lot to say on the matter! Many of them bring up an authentic family atmosphere; a place where people have a genuine interest in you as a person, not just a colleague. Many others like the balance of a strong collective work ethic and challenging projects and a culture of having fun, hallway conversations and general friendliness. You know everyone’s happy when there’s a lot of waving “hello” around the place.

Some of this positivity is due to Synchrony’s corporate culture and employee-first commitment. But some of it might have something to do with the location itself.

The relaxed Merriam, and its cosmopolitan neighbor, Kansas City, are just great places to live. Many people assume Kansas is just dusty plains and rural farms—Dorothy and Toto!—but they’re surprised to find that Kansas City is rich in big city features and leafier than most metropolitan areas in the country. In fact, Merriam has a number of parks for outdoor lovers.

The area’s thriving arts scene includes plenty of museums and galleries, theatre, and music. Speaking of music, how about a free concert tonight? It’s possible here. But you better wait until after the game, because sports abound in this city with pro football, baseball and our major league soccer team, Sporting KC, not to mention a climate that encourages a lot of health-conscious amateurs to get out and get fit. Of course, sports and outdoor fun work up an appetite. Good thing you’re in Merriam, because it’s a foodie playground.

Given all these things to see and do, it’s a good thing that Synchrony values a work-life balance! So what about the work side of that equation? Synchrony in Merriam is a busy place, with 14 business functions and almost 1,000 employees. But no worries about feeling lost as help is always nearby. Employees here are quick to offer praise or help you develop necessary skills. With a culture of collaboration and an open-door policy, communication is free-flowing, candid and helpful. In fact, if you come by for a visit, you’ll no doubt feel that Merriam hospitality.

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