I worked at Synaptics as an intern for less than a yearPros
Syna has a great company culture and invests a lot of time and resources into their employees. They push for a well-adjusted work-life balance for all of their employees and everyone I talked to were very happy working for Synaptics.
Synaptics is very flexible for their employee needs. Micromanaging is at a minimum, and employees generally set their own hours.
Everyone at the company is very approachable and willing to help.
*One of the most generous intern programs around, especially for a company of its size compared to other big industry players.
*Although hourly compensation is lower than other industry internships, there is a $1000 signing bonus and a performance-based ending bonus. Plus we were given loads of free stuff, including a brand new tablet.
*Intern events were fun and helped interns connect (go karting, visiting the Computer History museum, etc.)
*HR was very friendly
*Every week or two, there were "lunches with leaders" in which interns were able to hear from leaders within the company about Syna and it's history and future outlook.Cons
None that I saw...only an intern though. Did not get caught up in office politics.
*Lack of help with housing was a downer. It may change in the future.
*Felt slightly isolated from other interns, due to the fact we were in separate departments doing individual projects.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Synaptics.Interview Details
After applying via a website I was contacted by an HR rep who scheduled an initial phone interview, followed by 3 seperate phone interviews, then 3 in person interviews. These phone interviews might not be mandatory, but I was out of state. Make sure you know the technical side of how the technology works, even on a basic level.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThey sent me an offer letter via email a day or two after my in person interviews.Accepted Offer
- How do Touch Sensors work, and how is our product differentiated from others in the industry Answer Question
Synaptics keeps you in touch with your electronics. The company's human interface products are sold to contract manufacturers for use in mobile phones (more than half of sales), notebook and handheld computers, and other mobile electronic devices. Its TouchPad product can be used in peripherals such as monitors and remote controls; ClickPad replaces a mouse for notebook PCs and netbooks; and ClearPad provides touchscreen control for various mobile devices. Synaptics also relies on contract manufacturers to make its products. Most sales go to manufacturers in Asia, more...