Synapse Product Development

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Great company with a great culture and even better employees

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Synapse Product Development (more than an year)

Pros

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

Cons

Culture 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.

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    Exciting challenging hands-on work -as relevant to your major as you could imagine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synapse Product Development

    Pros

    1. Very interesting work. Take on projects that are always leading edge and have interesting challenges. Projects tend to be tight multi-disciplinary teams so you are always learning about other areas naturally.
    2. Fantastic team mates. They go to great lengths to build a workforce that are fun, energetic and well rounded. Everyone has something interesting and funny to say and there are no jerks - even in the management realm.

    Cons

    1. Deadlines - can be tight and relentless. Tightly managed organization means having a bad day or getting sick will require extra work to get back on target. Its done in a nice way, but the deadlines don't move. I have never heard anyone say - should be a light week of work this week..
    2. Flexibility - highly dynamic team-centric nature of the work doesn't lead to much working from home etc. Its not forbidden - you just learn that it doesn't work well.

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    Great job for engineers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Synapse Product Development full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. The work - As a contract product development company, Synapse provides the opportunity to work on a constantly changing, wide variety of products, technologies, and clients. You don't get stuck working on version 5.x of the same old product. You don't get stuck writing documents, while the coding is outsourced. If you like the nuts and bolts of designing and writing code, and like to learn new stuff, it's probably a good fit.
    2. The people - Synapse has the most talented group of engineers I have ever worked with. People are friendly and there is zero politics.
    3. The management - Synapse was founded with the goal of providing a great place for engineers to exercise their craft. Steered by one of the original founders, that is still the top focus of the management team. There have been ups and downs, good decisions and bad, bit I believe the motives have always been good. And along the way, I think the management team has become pretty good at managing this type of firm.

    Cons

    1. Not a place to work if you want to work your way up the "corporate ladder" as their isn't much of a ladder. Management is pretty flat, it's not a huge company and never will be.
    2. Not a place to work if pay is your only criteria. The pay is not bad, but Synapse can't win bidding wars with companies like Google and you're not going to get a bunch of stock options (there is an ESOP).

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