Synapse Product Development

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3.7 18 reviews

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Synapse Product Development CEO and Co-Founder Ross Collins

Ross Collins

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fantastic company with great people

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsYou get to work on some really cool projects, they treat their employees very well

    ConsYou really need to be a self starter here. No one is really telling you what to do.

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

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    The best part about the company is the people you work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- People
    - Culture
    - Awesome stuff to work on

    ConsOverall the product development market is very volatile.

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

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    Great job for people who want to do actual engineering work

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Pros*Great culture - no one is afraid to voice opinions, everyone is ambitious and intelligent, people go the extra mile to solve problems
    *Challenging and interesting work
    *Management works hard to make sure employees are happy
    *IT department is excellent
    *Lack of cubicles can be distracting but fosters collaboration and efficiency

    Cons*Days can be long occasionally

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture is phenomenal but because of growth extra work will be needed to keep it that way.

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

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    By far the best job I've ever had.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsEveryone I work with is a cut above the rest. We hire the best people to do the job, always.

    ConsHours can be long some weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't compromise the culture and community for possible larger profits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One truly amazing place to work.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Pros- Range of task opportunities and problems to solve
    - Cutting-edge technologies
    - Fun, playful, social atmosphere
    - Creative, flexible space
    - High degree of trust and support
    - Integrated, multi-disciplinary environment
    - Location in downtown Seattle (and in SF and Hong Kong)
    - Excellent IT support
    - Very accessible management
    - Support for continued education and broadening of skills
    - Smart, smart people

    Cons- May be difficult for people who are not well self-managed
    - Open environment may be challenging for those who are easily distracted
    - Multiple simultaneous projects using varying technologies and support structures can make information sharing (as in lessons-learned) complex at times
    - The business is in frequent evolution, and systems are occasionally in flux

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is what I thought being an engineer was supposed to be!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSynapse is very transparent at all levels and has a small company feel where you are aware of what is going on and can jump in to help where ever your skills are useful. There are no silos or restrictions on what you can do or how you can help. You are always able to learn new skills and new technologies.

    ConsThe place can be a little unstructured at times and unless you are able to take the initiative and be inventive, sometimes it is difficult to get direction or decisions from others. This place really expects you to be proactive and autonomous in nature. Many changes are occuring and so things can be a bit hectic as well, but they are moving in the right direction and trying to carefully guard what makes the company successful and a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure not to change too many things all at once as it is easy to lose track of the impact each has.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place I have ever worked!

    (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSynapse=fun, great team, respectful, open culture, teamwork, creative, wacky, work/life balance, elite design team, great work, and as Synapsters say "people crush it here". Honestly best company ever!

    Culture is a huge priority here and tons of time and energy is spent ensuring the awesome culture is preserved. We even have a person dedicated to creating fun events, games, ensuring we have enough razor scooters and laser tag guns here. We sit down as a company every Wed for lunch to share projects, new hires, rants and raves. We also have beer:30 every other Friday to relax and hang out, shoot pool, climb the wall, and an occasional jam session ensues.

    ConsNot a con but people must be comfortable working in an open office environment--no cubicle-land here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with a great culture and even better employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBright people who enjoy solving difficult problems. Lots of different projects going on. Company makes a strong effort to maintain a work life balance.

    ConsCulture can be emphazied too much. Some projects are going in different directions from the rest of the company and will be interesting to see how true to the core teams they remain.

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

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