Synaptics

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It is OK to work there

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

Flexible work schedule. Good corporate culture. There are many activities like: soccer, hiking, biking, ping pong, yoga classes and so on... (you only need a time for that)

Cons

There some problems with managing and planing. Company doesn't hire enough engineers. Current employees are overloaded and sometime they need to work during weekends to meet deadlines. There is not real compensation when you work on weekends.
Overall compensation is average. Expectations for employees are high.
Company is investing heavily into offshore design centers to cut cost and people into US... but everyone is doing this.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Synaptics

  1.  

    Solid Silicon Vallet company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good customer base, great mobile products

    Cons

    Most of the management seems to be confused on what to do and spending money on not such good ideas. A few very good senior folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself for someone with a clue and not a scatterbrained, non-analytical approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The coldest,. most impersonal, dysfunctional environment i have EVER worked in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company IS Too Small to Offer This !  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Company IS Too Small to Offer This ! in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    No micro-management, good wages.... free drinks in fridges on every floor.

    Cons

    The coldest,. most impersonal, dysfunctional environment i have EVER worked in. The first 2 months I was there, NOBODY EVER SPOKE TO ME. I felt isolated and invisible, and miserable. The buildings are so quiet, you'd think all the employees are mutes... no one ever chats or has a casual conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is growing... start managing it like a LARGER company, not the small, family-type company it used to be. Quit condoning the long-term employees temper tantrums and unprofessional attitudes, interaction with others, all the stuff that, in any other Company, they would be bounced out on their ass in a HEARTBEAT for. Ease up on the Policies and documenting, and focus on the people who work for you. It would be eye-opening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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