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Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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I worked at Synaptic Advisory Partners full-time (More than a year)
Great ideas around a niche business need. Some really great employees to work with. Pretty good starting salary.
One word comes to mind when describing the working environment of this company, nepotism. If you don't mind being a minion with no opportunities for advancement, then you might be happy here. Otherwise, unless you are related to top management, there is no room for advancement. On the product side, they have a good idea but the execution of the idea is horrible. The main problem is that they don't have anyone who have been in product development before. They work on the product as if they were implementing a project for a particular customer and not an enterprise product. The product looks very amatuer and they do not want to invest in getting someone with product experience to completely re-architect the product. On the delivery side, you might be assigned a huge project without any assistance from anyone. For instance, you might work 60 to 80 hours a week for 3 months because of a tight deadline and once the project is successful, they might give you a day off, but you will not receive any financial compensation nor any comp time. If you value your personal time, this would not be the place for you. If you get hired, plan to stay at that salary because rarely ever do they give performance based compensation increase, nor do they give cost of living raises. The physical office environment is not very good. The entire office is riddled with cheap furniture and cheap computer peripherals. Again, this has to do with them not wanting to invest in their employees to make sure they have everything needed to be successful. Benefits are not good and they are out of pocket. The only real benefit is they provide a 10,000.00 life insurance policy for free. All in all, think very carefully before accepting a position at this company. They offer a good starting salary to get you in the door, but there are much better technology companies that truly reward their employees with great benefits and working environment. This place has neither...
Advice to Management
Hire someone with lots of product experience to lead the product team. The product is a nothing but a bunch of hacked code that isn't truly enterprise level. Stop harping on LEAN and invest in true employee growth. Reward those employees that go many extra mile(s) to achieve tight deadlines. Do something about the nepotism. An employee should not be directly supervised by a family member.