Synapse Product Development

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Great culture and environment, lack of projects and clients make it very challenging

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

Pros

Fantastic people, great work location, and amazing perks: free beverages, beer Fridays, Weekly Wednesday lunches, generous PTO.

Cons

Unfortunately, there is not enough diversity in clients, and plenty of competition in the marketplace. Having just a few is very risky. As a result, Synapse has had yearly layoffs - of 15-20% every year - due to client project need changes.

You may also be placed in a role that is outside of your area of expertise, making it more challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The upper management team has tried for 1 year with very little success on obtaining new clients and new sales opportunities. Recommendation would be to have new sales teams, to diversity projects and clients, including a change in leadership.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Synapse Product Development

  1.  

    Fantastic company with great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    You get to work on some really cool projects, they treat their employees very well

    Cons

    You really need to be a self starter here. No one is really telling you what to do.

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

    Great place to work, but still maturing

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

    Pros

    Collaboration is a value, and an expected fact
    Brilliant engineers who are creative and know there disciplines
    Open office plan where projects are quickly and easily co-located
    Wednesday company lunches and Beer:30s

    Cons

    Just changes management and they are struggling with values that made the company
    New management is in an ivory tower a bit and not communicative
    They grew too fast and are trying to bring in business to match current size with limited success resulting in repeated layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with your people and listen to them more. There is a trust issue widening as the belief is that you are all making decisions that impact them and they are not a part of it. They were hired under the "Open Disclosure" promise and see it being violated. If that is no longer the policy, then state it and set out what is the current practice. Stop hiding and excluding them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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