Synapse Product Development

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Wacky, exciting, fun, chaotic place to work!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

Pros

Synapse provides opportunities to build very cool products using some very exciting technologies and tools in such areas as medical devices, consumer electronics and laboratory automation. The people are whip smart, social, fun-loving and, for the most part, willing to help each other. Politics is at a minimum and senior leadership is willing to share information to a large degree.

Cons

The place is chaotic with little, or no, development processes defined or followed. schedules are short and project success depends, to a large degree, on personal heroics of team members. Lack of process leads to different projects reinventing the same wheel. Effort is often misdirected or wasted. There is no defined process to institutionalize corporate knowledge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management needs to be more business savvy both is getting projects and managing them. Better accounting and financial oversight will help too.

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    Great company with a great culture and even better employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Talented people that deliver outstanding work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Diversity of projects
    Talented and committed employees

    Cons

    Workload is sporadic and causes lots of churn in resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach everyone how thw company adds value to it's customers rather than adding engineering capacity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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