Synapse Design Automation
3.5 of 5 38 reviews
www.synapse-da.com San Jose, CA

Synapse Design Automation Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.5 38 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Synapse Design Automation Co-founder & CEO Satish Bagalkotkar

Satish Bagalkotkar

(23 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosits very good company to work with if you want to work on different clients and need to manage different projects

    Consyour experience will grow horizontally rather than vertically which is good for some cases. but if somebody wants to have a experience over one project its difficult

    Advice to Senior Managementfads

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    not much

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosok to start with good with green card and h1b

    Conssalary hike is problem as we stuck with h1b or greencard

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    it is a good company to work

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prossynapse design automation is strong in providing backend implementation services and sponsers h1b for employees who have good technical skills

    Conslimited in frontend design and verification jobs

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    Very bad experience

    Staff Verification Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsI can not really think of many pros, except that the lady at the front desk was nice. Also, it was close to where I live, which was nice for me, but not for employees who live in other places.

    ConsI have never been under so much pressure at a company from the first day which I worked there. They sent me to the customer in Texas on my third day there. On the night before going to that customer the first time, I was yelled at just for wanting to go back to the airport to pick up our supervisor as he had told us to do. We never knew when we would have to put our lives on hold to go back to Texas; they would only give us a few days advance notice if though there was no immediate need for us to go there. Instructions for us were often vague, and sometimes contradictory, but afterwards they were very upset that what they got was not exactly what they wanted. I had to revise one Verilog model about half a dozen times. After only about two months, they let me go without being specific as to the reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management solution at Synapse was usually to schedule more meetings. This resulted in more irritation, interruptions, and lost productivity. One or two meetings a week are necessary, but four or five a week is excessive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Senior Physical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThis company is growing very rapidly and there are many jobs that you can join. Also you will learn many design flow along with customer.

    ConsSometimes, you might have odd interview by customer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worth to take a try

    Senior STA Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsI worked for a large size company for 9 years. Last year when I looked for job, I got very quick response from Synapse. This is the first time I heard about this design business model, and I thought it may worth something for me to take a try on it.
    For the passed one year, I think I am much more happy compare to the previous LARGE company. I have a feeling of "I can do the things I really like", hence I can feel the big passions when I work. I am happy everyday when I go to work.

    The indicator of my passion are: I published two tech papers in major Tech Conferences within this one year. The management team here are great supporter and inspirator.

    Because this company is on design service business, it should be a good try for both un-experienced and experienced design engineers.

    ConsNeed more vacation time, and sick leaves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Service based company with good clients

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood service based company.
    They have very good client and employee have option to work in good projects
    Top management can easily be approach and they listen you.
    They have good facility in posh area in Bay Area and they are doing many ODC projects which is big plus in comparison to competitors .
    Good growth plan and aggressive hiring in India

    ConsNeed to give special attention to Old employees which are with company for longer time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are doing good but need to give little extra benefit to old employees who are with company for more than 2 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Physical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsBeing a part of solving leading technology challenges.
    Developing new flows, where your input matters.
    Keeping up to date with all CAD tool sets. (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor etc...)
    No politics to render the job at hand..
    Participating in the schedule being driven by the customer.
    Many opportunities for advancement and/or engineering growth.
    Colleges are team players and works well together.
    Opportunities to work with many different engineering personnel..
    Build customer relations with multiple companies.
    Great benefits, bonuses, and team building events
    401K plan
    Stock options

    ConsMeetings could be scheduled with more advanced notice,
    More information shared with others about upcoming projects,
    and current projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssign a team player, as the project lead, to conduct working meetings,
    with other members of the project, to get assistance when needed.
    Keeping everyone up to date with all changes and requirements.
    With updated versions of the tool sets and the challenging technologies,
    not one person on the team can know it all, but together it can be done.
    This creates good communication between team players.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best ASIC design services company in Bay Area

    Physical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsOne of the best services company to work in ASIC design area. They do have In-house projects, as well as work at client site. Very knowledgeable team, friendly environment, Team work and challenging projects to work on latest node technology. Learn more by working with different clients using their respective flows and tools.

    ConsOnly concern I have is moving to different locations depend on project availability.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Synapse Design - A growing company in san Jose, CA

    DFT (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsI have been with Synapse Design for over a year now, and have been enjoying
    from both technical and people aspects. I used to work at big companies before,
    and this is my first small company that made my eyes open.

    We have caring and attentive management team (both middle and upper)
    who has open ears, and always there to help.
    They are flexible, and caring I found out.

    We have quite experienced and sharp technical engineering team,
    (front-end, verification, dft, and Physical Design, of course)
    who's mission is always customer success.

    We have helping support staff, who makes our days always bright.

    I am having great time here.

    Consvacation time seems to be too short ?

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, and Thank You

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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