Symplicity Corporation

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Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
32 Reviews
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    - Somewhat flexible hours
    - Awesome management who genuinely wants you to be successful
    - Actually felt like a part of the company and not just another cog in the machine
    - Able to work from home
    - Able to work remotely after a year or two of employment
    - Great location, just a 5 minute walk to get to DC, metro accessible
    - They are trying really hard to make it a great fun place to work
    - Literally no one on the sales team is your typical "salesy scumbag", everyone is super wonderful
    - Free snacks in the kitchen

    Cons

    I only left the company because I was moving, and I personally don't have a deep passion for software sales, but Symplicity makes working so enjoyable that I didn't mind that I wasn't exactly working in my dream career field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just got a new CEO in May, but haven't had any negative interactions with him. In fact, received a raise after the new CEO started, so he gets two thumbs up from me. Sales Manager is also super knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. My only advice would be to have more company events, but I think they're working on that, so truly no complaints!

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    Mobile Developer

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    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 for less than a 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.

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

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    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 for less than a 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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for less than a 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.

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    Achieve balance without sacrificing career growth

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for 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.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Symplicity is a cutting-edge company, providing great products to clients and creating a dynamic work environment.

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When you work for Symplicity, it becomes clear very quickly that you are working for a dynamic and evolving organization. There are lots of conversations about updates and enhancements, and creativity is highly encouraged to create the best possible client experience. Being a part of this is exciting and inspiring!

    One of the things I enjoy about Symplicity is the flexibility to work from a location outside of the home office alongside the commitment of the company to creating a strong team even though many members may not be working on-site in Arlington. I think this allows Symplicity to draw from the very best candidate pool across the nation. There is a lot of effort made to help employees get to know each other as members of the same team and I think it shows in the work we do and the service we provide.

    Symplicity is an organization that invites and welcomes ideas and suggestions from people across the organization; the company is responsive to questions, ideas and needs. The people who work for Symplicity are truly invested in and a part of the growth of the company.

    Cons

    Any areas in which I would have expressed a concern about my experience have been addressed by Symplicity in ways that have truly enhanced my experience as an employee and team member.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great balance of corporate job security and creative freedom

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Designer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, telecommuting is encouraged, and lots of creative flexibility.

    Cons

    Cubicles are a bit dull at first, typical office work environment can be chafing for some used to the hustle and bustle of freelancing or a startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More off-hours activities!

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel valued and engaged as an employee of Symplicity.

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers are bright, innovative and supportive. Strengths are identified and utilized. Feedback is commonly offered. Ethics are emphasized. The company is family friendly. Communication is good. Workload is busy and steady but not overwhelming. Telecommuting offered for some positions.

    Cons

    Benefits are along the lines of peers (small, private tech companies) which means expensive insurance and minimal leave. The trade off for few benefits is pay and work environment.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have worked in a handful of companies and Symplicity is by far the most positive environment.

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    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, telecommuting, positive work environment, encouragement/acceptance for new ideas, given a lot of creative freedom, given the ability to take ownership of tasks, and all of the employees are very co-operative.

    Cons

    With so may projects happening at the same time, deadlines can be fairly tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more development/testing time for certain projects. Continue with the level of fantastic management.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The benefits far outweigh the negatives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation

    Pros

    * Management and supervisors who care about their employees
    * Small company with opportunities to make a real difference
    * Casual but hard-working company culture
    * Open communication from bottom up
    * Above-average raises and bonuses

    Cons

    Some growing pains as the company has tripled in size, resulting in ghettoized product lines with inconsistent and sometimes haphazard interoffice communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more long term and encompassing rather than being immediately reactive to a single complaint or suggestion.

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