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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1986
Company - Public (SYNA)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Cypress Semiconductor, Goodix
At Synaptics, we reimagine what’s possible. We are a team of innovative minds transforming the way people touch, see, and interact with technology. We work fearlessly to solve complex challenges alongside the most influential customers in the industry, from all ... Read more

Mission: Enriching the interaction between humans and intelligent devices.

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    I have been working at Synaptics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture and lot of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

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Synaptics Interviews

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    Sr. Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics (San Jose, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Proceed with caution.

    Applied to company site. Got an email a few days later from internal recruiter wanting to set up phone call with hiring manager for next week.

    1/2-hour phone conversation with the hiring manager went well. Contacted same day for on-site interview availability.

    Came on-site for 4-hour interview with 4 people the following week. They seemed nice, very down to earth. Nice office/building/facilities. Interview was part technical/process and situational. A good mixture of questions.

    Heard back from the recruiter a few days later to say they liked me and wanted to make an offer. We got together on the phone and talked numbers/expectations.

    I stated my expected salary and asked about the range (CA law now dictates employers cannot inquire about past salary but you can about range).

    My expectations fell within the range/band. ~70th percentile to be exact.

    Then things started going downhill from there:

    1 week go by and I finally get a call on the offer. The salary was disappointing -- not close to the number discussed previously. Roughly 4-5 years behind market/experience in general. I proposed a +4% counter the same day via email.

    Recruiter acknowledged my counter offer and in the same email asked for my decision?? I was confused because a counter-offer is an implied rejection of the original offer. I politely declined the offer thinking that would be the end of it. The recruiter then emails back the next day stating she’s going to work on my counter offer.

    1.5 weeks goes by and I get a call that they would accept my counter. Really??? 1.5 weeks to decide on a +4%? I gave them the benefit of the doubt that maybe their process ran into some snags; but it was a big red flag.

    I accepted and the official paperwork was to be submitted for executive signature. 4 days later I was notified via email that the offer was rejected/rescinded due to budget reasons. They were writing checks that could not be cashed. I stopped all discourse with the organization at this point.

    Wow. The absolute worst professional experience I've had with a company. Get your act together before making an offer to candidates.

    I have Glassdoor reviews (see current reviews) to thank for making users aware of a company’s existing problems. Luckily, I did not jump in with both feet for Synaptics. But it was a very unseemly experience nonetheless.

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Synaptics Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year (Large) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • Executive of the Year (Large Companies) - Bronze, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
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