Synaptic Digital Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
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  1. Good Work, Good Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synaptic Digital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are all hard working.
    Fun work and you get lots of experience in all fields of production.
    Chance to innovate.
    Self motivation is key to being here

    Cons

    Sometimes a disconnect with the main office in Atlanta.
    Great for go-getters. Followers not so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Revolving Door

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Synaptic Digital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation policy, good people

    Cons

    4 bosses in less than 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency is a must

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Unfortunately, very disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Synaptic Digital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great holiday schedule, and a generally upbeat and friendly atmosphere for the most part, at least in the beginning.

    Cons

    Unorganized managerial structure, lack of communication from upper management, assortment of interoffice politics constantly got in the way of work flow and there was def. a ceiling defining how far certain people could advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Not growing within the industry

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    Former Contractor - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at Synaptic Digital as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people but there is an air of negativity

    Cons

    The business is contracting and people are fleeing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunity to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Synaptic Digital

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow
    Fun team members - creative environment
    Autonomy given to staff - you can take a project and run with it

    Cons

    Very little travel to outside offices

    Recommends
  7. A good growth experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Synaptic Digital

    Pros

    Challenging, in a good way, environment.
    Lot's to learn and do.

    Cons

    Tough to meld the cultures of two companies that came together to form Synaptic Digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More openness about the large issues that effect everyone's working day.

  8. great working culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ahmedabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ahmedabad (India)

    I have been working at Synaptic Digital full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great working culture and good people ...

    Cons

    less opportunity if you want to make career in pure technical side...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Transition

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Synaptic Digital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multiple hats for smaller company. Can help contribute to end goal.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and new structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop all of the acquisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Management and Employee disconnect

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synaptic Digital

    Pros

    some very good people working there

    Cons

    The business model is a bit dated and the company strategy is confusing. Also a lot of company politics to weave through

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing and disingenuous, not as expected during interview and start.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synaptic Digital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A learning experience and a stepping stone to further career opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of specifics leading up to buyout
    Confirmed dip in morale following buyout
    Left hanging regarding status of job security
    Surprised at decreasing career opportunities, responsibilities, and business.
    Confirmed increase in closed door meetings, lack of communication, hoarding of information and loss of decision-making following buyout.
    Buyout good for select few, worse long-term for sizable portion.
    Uncertain business outlook leading up to the buyout and confirmed restlessness following buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management: pay attention to company culture and climate.
    Important to look beyond dollars and cents.
    Look at how company brand is perceived by the market and public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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