Synapse Product Development

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Synapse Product Development Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.7 18 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Synapse Product Development CEO and Co-Founder Ross Collins

Ross Collins

(2 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Talented people that deliver outstanding work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsDiversity of projects
    Talented and committed employees

    ConsWorkload is sporadic and causes lots of churn in resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeach everyone how thw company adds value to it's customers rather than adding engineering capacity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe main thing I like is that we work in a culture of strong mutual respect. Curiosity is the key quality people exhibit and it let's people focus on solving problems rather than politics. Failure is tolerated as long as you own the problem. Asking for help early is always encouraged

    ConsCurrently, the company is facing short term business challenges requiring a change in process

    Advice to Senior ManagementFill the pipeline and don't burden us with process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Synapse Product Development Vice President, Human Resources responded to this review

    May 6, 2014

    We appreciate the feedback. Yes Synapse was founded on strong employee-centric principles. Tough times recently have challenged all of us but we are working hard to get on track again and be even ... More
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    Wacky, exciting, fun, chaotic place to work!

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSynapse provides opportunities to build very cool products using some very exciting technologies and tools in such areas as medical devices, consumer electronics and laboratory automation. The people are whip smart, social, fun-loving and, for the most part, willing to help each other. Politics is at a minimum and senior leadership is willing to share information to a large degree.

    ConsThe place is chaotic with little, or no, development processes defined or followed. schedules are short and project success depends, to a large degree, on personal heroics of team members. Lack of process leads to different projects reinventing the same wheel. Effort is often misdirected or wasted. There is no defined process to institutionalize corporate knowledge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to be more business savvy both is getting projects and managing them. Better accounting and financial oversight will help too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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