Synaptics – Why Work For Us?

Synaptics invents, builds and delivers human interface solutions

We are the pioneers and leaders of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. From usability and R&D to supply chain and support, we collaborate with our partners to invent, buildand deliver human interface solutions that integrate seamlessly and optimize system value.

The improved ease-of-use, functionality, and aesthetics of Synaptics-enabled products help make the digital lives of people more productive, secure and enjoyable.

Synaptics is headquartered in San Jose, California and is currently listed on NASDAQ.

Key Facts

  • We have more than 2 billion unique capacitive touch solutions in the market
  • Our 1,800 employees are located in a global network of sales offices and design centers
  • We have 1500+ patents issued or pending
  • 70% of our employees are in technology, engineering and product design functions, something we are proud of as an engineering driven company
  • We went public in 2002 with a successful IPO and are currently listed on the NASDAQ (SYNA) exchange
  • We are headquartered in San Jose, California

Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

You’ll be part of a team that cares about the quality of their work and the fact that they are part of a force that is constantly improving the technology behind today’s most advanced devices.

Innovate to win

Share the experiences of four Synapticians from diverse backgrounds as they express in their own words what it means to enjoy the freedom to think and explore in a dynamic, supportive environment.

Synaptics recruits a global workforce that promotes innovation, diversity, and teamwork. We recruit, integrate, and develop a global workforce. Employee rotations provide enriched skill, career, and cultural exchanges.

Supporting our communities

Synaptics and its employees support worldwide organizations and causes that enrich the lives of communities and people. Synaptics provides volunteers and fundraising to support organizations and selected causes. Employees lead these organizations and causes locally, and Synaptics partners with sponsored programs for support.

Protecting the environment

Synaptics creates and manufactures products that enhance how people interface with intelligent devices—while meeting the challenges of environmental sustainability. Our commitment to the environment includes product design, packaging, waste management, effective office building management, and corporate recycling programs.

Our corporate governance

Synaptics enjoys an open culture with a mindset of trust, dignity, and adherence to corporate policies. Synaptics has active governance programs relating to our code of conduct, harassment, whistleblowing, insider trading policies, and other critical areas. Our goal is to support and promote integrity and policy compliance with our employees, shareholders, partners, customers, and governmental agencies.

undefinedOur Culture of Creativity and Innovation Sets Us Apart

We offer a welcoming and inspiring environment where every employee is invited to collaborate on exciting technologies that are changing the way we interact with our portable devices. It’s the combination of ideas and talents from people of a multitude of backgrounds that really makes us unique.

Synaptics is the kind of place where:

  • You can walk into an executive’s office for an ad hoc discussion of what’s on your mind.
  • More than half of the people you see in the lunchroom have engineering degrees
  • Talented people explore human interface concepts that will end up in millions of devices.


Synaptics offers a competitive benefits package for all employees. Below is a list of what you may be eligible for.

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • EAP
  • ST/LT disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Pet insurance
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee discounts

Synaptics Reviews

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  • Good company but need to work on priorities

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    Good culture, smart Engineers, fun activities throughout the yr.


    Lack of growth and movement up the corporate ladder

    Advice to Management


Synaptics Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics in May 2015.


    Interview took for half an hour. Interviewer asked basic semiconductor concepts. He asked me about the course structure in school. He asked me what all courses I have done so far. He asked me whether I have done any analog courses. He asked me whether I know any scripting language.

    Interview Questions

    • Mosfet equation, VI characteristics, Current flow related questions, DRC, LVS, Physical Design   1 Answer

Synaptics Awards & Accolades

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Company of the Year (Large) - Gold , Best in Biz Awards, 2014
Executive of the Year (Large Companies) - Bronze , Best in Biz Awards, 2014
Top Workplaces , Bay Area Newsgroup, 2014
Top Workplaces , Bay Area Newsgroup, 2015
100 Fastest Growing Private Companies , Fortune, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (SYNA)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

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

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