Symplicity Corporation
3.7 of 5 30 reviews
www.symplicity.com Arlington, VA 150 to 499 Employees

Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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Bill Gerety


81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Its a good place to work at

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Job for the Short Term

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    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 Senior Management*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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Starting Place

    Some Department (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsFriendly 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementEnforce 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work as an entry level job.

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsWork from home.
    Flexible hours.
    Lots of time is given for developers to do their work.

    ConsLow Pay.
    No free or subsidized parking.
    Little growth, work and technology can become very stagnant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Entry-Level, Immediate Responsibility & Experience, Micromanagement a Big Theme

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsSymplicity will immediately put you in a position to really learn and grow. You are thrown into situations that require strong work ethic and self-responsibility. At some organizations it takes years to direct sell, so the quick movement is great. It is also a very dynamic company with excellent products. There is also quite a bit of room to make your opinions known, which is amazing to have at such a young age.

    ConsManagement is a nightmare to navigate. There is absolutely a culture of micromanagement, which is a four-letter word in this office. Furthermore, there are zero programming and training opportunities. Oftentimes you are not given the tools you need to succeed. Ultimately this is a bunch of 20 year olds training and managing other 20 year olds, which is a huge 'con.'

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire a Sales Director. It is unheard of to have a sales organization without a leader. It is not conducive to a healthy, supportive, growth-oriented sales team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be better, could be worse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly co-workers, good working environment, exciting atmosphere and culture. Have a number of events for employees such as softball team, symp snacks, happy hours etc...With the exception of compensation Symplicity does treat their employees well and you will definitely meet some friends for life!

    ConsWay underpaid for the amount of work you do especially for being headquartered in a city with one of the highest cost of livings in the US. Also constantly micromanaged. There is little room for growth in terms of upward movement in your career. Also the company has recently expanded more rapidly than it should have causing resources to be stretched thin and therefore causing some products to suffer from lack up development time and market research.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees. Also do not expand so rapidly. There should not be a release of a product when you are not in a position to dedicate enough development time to back it up and make updates when necessary. This is just setting products up to fail in the long run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Symplicity is a great place to work out of college or if working from home is important. Remote teleworking is a plus.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rosslyn, VA

    ProsLots of flexibility in choosing which projects to work on. You can easily reach out and connect with senior management and be heard.

    ConsResources are usually stretched thin, particularly in development. Management definitely makes an effort to hire to fill gaps, but the increase in work is growing faster than the amount of resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs more hierarchical structure. Currently the org chart is too flat and career paths need to be outlined.

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    Great Company with Amazing Potential, Lack of Employee Trust.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSymplicity is a great company with many positives:
     * Knowledgeable leadership who cares about employees
     * Fast growing company
     * Excellent co-workers
     * Remote working opportunities
     * Potential for bonuses/raises
     * Flexible with time off requests

    ConsSymplicity does have some downsides:
     * Management does not trust employees
     * Management style leads to job insecurity
     * Lack of communication from management
     * Constant micromanaging
     * Inefficient/inaccurate practices reinforced instead of reworked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on building a great company. You have very loyal employees who will follow and support you 100%. It would be nice if we knew that we were also supported and trusted by management.

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