Syncapse
2.9 of 5 39 reviews
www.syncapse.com Toronto, Canada 50 to 149 Employees

Syncapse Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2014
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2.9 39 reviews

                             

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Michael Scissons

(8 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fascinating place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syncapse

ProsOffice culture is phenomenal, people were all driven to succeed and achieve, start-up pace with fast iterations of different versions of the products. Also, very respectful of work-life balance, HR does a great job at keeping a friendly atmosphere.

ConsNot much training structure in place, under-staffed, and fast turn-over, but that's just the nature of start-ups.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some of the smartest people in social.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syncapse

ProsSome of the smartest people in social.

ConsThey company could sell, but the tech did not live up to the dream.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps moved to fast to scale product versus completing valuable product features.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of talent with no where to go

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syncapse full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunities to move up in the company are there and management does take advantage of this.

ConsUpper management is secretive and cliquey.

Advice to Senior ManagementBeing open with your employees is a must as far as company finances are concerned. Keeping them hidden just kills morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company and a great opportunity for me to grow with a global company with a real chance at mega success.

QA Manager (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Syncapse full-time for less than a year

ProsOpen, direct and honest communication with management from me all the way to the CEO. I feel connected to the company and its goals.

Great benefits and flexibility to make my work/life balance successfully even with the pressures of a company trying to break into new markets.

Great technical challenges with a lot of top end people to work with and learn from.

I love the focus on modern development practices and design. Automation, Performance Testing, Code Reviews and a modern development process are all big pluses.

Engineers across all offices and groups (Dev, QA, Ops) are considered equals. QA is not a second class citizen and are integrated into the planning and development up front.

ConsSyncapse is at the tail end of a focus/culture shift. They grew very rapidly and setup some silo'ed teams in different locations that had real challenges with communication and ownership of a final project.

Sundeep (VP of Engineering) came in from the Clickable acquisition with a real focus on unification and restructured the teams and process across the company. The creation of a Leadership Team and Connect and Collaborate weekly meetings have gone a long way to bring stability.

The bottom line is change is hard, there was a big grind earlier this year to align the entire company on a firm set of goals for 2013 .. we are at the end of that process and we are starting to reap the rewards of that hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going on the current path and lets not lose focus. Lets keep the long view and grow this into something amazing.

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

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Great learning experience

Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Syncapse

ProsLeaders in their space. Top technology team... everyone is on the top of their game. Team building was essential to management.

ConsDespite all the camaraderie, you still felt left out of the loop on many things. The way they expressed the nature of work around the office on their website, does not reflect on how they really are.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop stressing the petty stuff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It taught me a lot about social media

Lead QA Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Syncapse full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people were great. It was a very laid-back atmosphere, with lots of fun perks. Project management was very devoted to getting a project done right.

ConsSome of the management decisions were not very beneficial for employees, and we felt like we weren't being heard. We were severely under-staffed, but no one seemed to do anything about it, and kept laying people off

Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice, because the company no longer exists.

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Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Syncapse full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Learning
Flexi work timings
individual contributors are energetic but directionless

ConsNon-qualified & Confused Leadership
Leadership salaries are unjustified

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's always terrible working for a Narcissist

Senior Dev (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Syncapse full-time for more than 3 years

Prossome good tech people and lots of good ideas among developers. Unfortunately a lot of these ideas were never fully implemented due to terrible management.

ConsManagement lived in their own little bubble that ultimately sank the ship. Employees were never respected and were treated like commodities to be consumed and disposed of.

Advice to Senior ManagementSteer clear of Scissons. Don't even bother with this guy. The ego gets in the way and he will never be a true success.

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Tried really hard

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syncapse

Prosgreat client roster, very very smart people, good location, beautiful office

Conszero process or structure to support regular day to day tasks

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Syncapse full-time for less than a year

ProsWorking environment is very good..Enjoy working with the most talented guys..!! Learning exp is also very good.!!

ConsGoals are not decided and deadline mismatch.!!

Advice to Senior ManagementMake some powerful decision..and make it clear to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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