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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

I have been working at Synaptics full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Company IS Too Small to Offer This ! in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Company IS Too Small to Offer This ! in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Synaptics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Use to be a good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Synaptics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefit, Friendly Work Enironment, Lots of fun activities. Great technology and room to Grow (if you know where the right path is). Compensation for laid off employees were generous.

    Cons

    very dynamic company and orgranizational changes are too frequent lately (almost every 6-months). You are uncertain of who will be your next boss or which department are working on next. I like the company when it was small, you know almost everyone in the company and you know who the right person to talk to. Don't apply in a position related to manufacturing as they transferring most of manufacturing stuff to oversea. They laid off people the supports manufacturing. No technical training provided for employees, unless you know what you are doing, you need to learn your stuff by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    I hope there was a chance to give performance review of your direct boss. Managers need to be trained on how to manage people. A lot of redundant development going on in different department. If each department communicating very well, they could have save tons of money on tool development (software/hardware) if they only knew that somebody is already working on it.

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