Symplicity Corporation

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Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very Collaborative Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Lead
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Lead

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Team mentality. Everyone wants you to succeed!
    Ability to work remotely. This really gives you the ability to live your life in a more balanced way. You can throw in a load of laundry or start a pot roast without disrupting your day.
    Constant improvement of the products that you work with.
    Fun people, who have senses of humor.
    The managers that I work with are thoughtful caring people. They are also very reasonable.

    Cons

    Benefits : The benefits aren't that great when you are coming from higher education. Family health insurance is very expensive, the retirement is probably in line with normal businesses, but is not close to higher education. It is especially difficult to envision planning a parental leave after having that covered so well at an institution of higher education.

    I knew about the benefits going in, and I didn't let it stop me. I am grateful!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its a good place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    you can learn a lot here when you dont have a lot of experience

    Cons

    youre on your own a lot of times and hours are long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mobile Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Mobile Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Flexible environment
    2. Awesome Product manager, u ll feel like working in the mobile team is always so inspiring.
    3. A lot exciting project to be done, you will never get boring
    4. Team are so friendly, always willing to help and learn from each other
    5. Young and energetic company.
    6. Remote work
    7. Manager like to encourage to express your own idea

    Cons

    1. Vacation days is less than the other company
    2. Work time to 6 p.m. which means it will be late for any after time activity.
    3. Health insurance is not cheap.
    4. You need pay parking for yourself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job for the Short Term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    *Laid-back environment
    *Get to play with a variety of technology
    *Young employee culture (generally)
    *Traditional benefits

    Cons

    *Subpar pay
    *CEO micromanages and makes knee-jerk decisions/reactions
    *Mid-level management (what exists of it) sucks at managing
    *Dead-end job. Don't expect promotions; expect the same job title/pay for years to come
    *HR is a joke; they can't even crank out the monthly newsletter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Listen to your employees; they have their ear to the ground and their suggestions can benefit all
    *Improve the structure/competency of mid-level management
    *Reduce the turnover rate - it's embarrassing and a burden on the company (time/energy/money)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The employees are very helpful, kind, knowledgeable and driven by a desire to continually improve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Support/Client Relations Specialist in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Product Support/Client Relations Specialist in Remote, OR

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal growth as well as professional development, caring, committed staff, team orientation and innovation.

    Cons

    I work remotely, and can feel a bit isolated at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Training is good.
    - Few projects keeps you engrossed in work
    - Can work from home

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - Less number of holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Junior in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Junior in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxing environment, not much pressure.
    Not work under tight supervision, friendly manager.
    Can be flexible with hours depending on individuals' needs.
    Opportunity to work remotely.
    Free snacks.

    Cons

    Not really high salary.
    Not likely to be able to work with different projects/technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for the people who loves to face challenges, learn and grow everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Pace of learning is very high
    - Definitely for the people who love to keep themselves busy
    - Wonderful work environment
    - Great team
    - Company works on different interesting projects

    Cons

    - Company does not provide any parking.
    - You can not carry not more than 3 days of vacation to next year.
    - Work Time M-F 9-6. That means you will not have any time for your self after work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should compensate some portion of the parking for their employees. This will definitely make employees happy. Vacation plan should be change. Employee should be allow to carry at least 5 days for their Vacation every year for two years.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Starting Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Some Department in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Some Department in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly teammates who love to help you grow and are always willing to help. Lots of opportunity to play with new toys and technologies with tasks constantly pushing you to learn new things. Casual workplace with remote work opportunities. Nice location with a easy commute to DC on the weekends.

    Cons

    The teams are disorganized. There are no regular meetings and since so many employees often work remote it's hard to stay on the same page as to what all teammates are doing. In addition the great number of remote employees introduces so many variables that troubleshooting technological issues is a nightmare. There's no true sense of being a part of a team since while officially you're supposed to come into the office at least part of every week, most employees, even those who live locally, opt to never come into the office unless they have to. Pay is lower than what it should be given the cost of living in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce local employees coming into the office at least half of each week so that employee morale and collaboration is boosted. Doing so is likely to help boost productivity as well as reduce the chance that employees leave this company to work somewhere else with a more collaborative environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Achieve balance without sacrificing career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting, commitment to excellence, start-up mentality coupled with stability, improved emphasis on training for employees, talented co-workers, knowing our systems are utilized by millions of users daily (!)

    Cons

    many inexperienced managers who are homegrown and still require training and support to succeed as individuals and team leaders, but who are committed to their role, can create growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on creating consistent processes across departments, modeling existing best practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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