Symplicity Corporation

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Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
32 Reviews
3.7
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    There's no connection with your manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff overall, all hardworking and genuinely nice people. Teammates couldn't have been nicer and enjoyable to work with. Interesting projects and technologies in use. The company is doing a great thing for higher education.

    Cons

    Management really is disconnected from what's going on with the teammembers. A year after I started he asked if I knew how to do MSEs because he was not clued in to what we were doing. Now laid me off saying I wasn't checking in with him enough. Everyone else is reeling because I was really helpful with my teammates and everyone else at symp. I responded to tickets efficiently and correctly. I loved doing that and seeing the impact I had on people in the company. Management didn't see that and laid me off based on their own concerns rather than based on actual contributions. I even mentioned this and my boss said that we could focus on the positives all day but things still couldn't go on. Huh? He was completely inflexible and left many people high and dry by laying me off due to his own agenda. It is extremely disappointing to me and everyone else. As if that isn't enough, HR gives laid off people a double wammy by telling coworkers they can't give personal recommendations. Not sure this is legal! Symplicity really let me down and I definitely don't feel like I was "a part of the family" so to speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to be connected with their own team rather than being in their own world. Try seeing what your teammates are working on, contributing to and doing beyond the high level task lists. Everyone in the team gets emails about the tickets we work on, so this really isn't that hard to do if you try. There's too much of a communication silo between the team and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Choose a different company to work for if you want to feel appreciated and are rewarded for hard work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can acquire skills that will be beneficial in the future, and will prepare you to find another job. Other than that, it was a huge waste of my time.

    Cons

    First of all, the president/company is being investigated by the FBI, and customers often bring up the subject.
    This company only hires recent college grads, and takes advantage of them by paying them the lowest salary and giving them unrealistic loads of work and expectations.
    If you aren't near a metro, you have to pay $8 a day to park.
    President has no idea what is going on most of the time.
    Management is a joke - micromanaged to the max.
    Training does not exist.
    Very unprofessional atmosphere - the president and managers are constantly yelling and cursing while everyone in the office overhears them (even when you are on the phone with a customer).
    Most of the products are also a joke.
    Database not working half of the time - very frustrating.
    Overall, this company will make you hate your life 9-6 M-F.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where do I start? Hire more managers, be truthful during interviews, stop being cheap and purchase a functioning & reliable database, more communication is definitely needed., establish a training program,

  3.  

    Soul crushing

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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation

    Pros

    Developers have the option to "upgrade" to working remotely after 2 years in-office. Large bonuses and raises available upon completion of a project.

    Cons

    Organization is unstructured; there are 2 managers and everyone reports directly to one of them. Managers get into weekly screaming matches. Minimal to no guidance for junior developers. Zero transparency into the business (option to buy stock after 2 years with the company, but no one will give you details on the financials or tell you how many shares there are outstanding).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to have screaming matches, at least sound insulate your offices. (Or, better yet, conduct yourselves in a calm and professional manner at all times.) Additionally, provide support (guidance, mentorship) for junior developers that have never worked on large projects by themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend

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