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"Its an okay place to work at"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

Not enough opportunities for growth

Cons

Work at Symplicity Corp is redundant.

Other Employee Reviews for Symplicity Corporation

  1. "Great Place to Work (and occasionally play)!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It's the great people (leaders and otherwise) that have fueled this company since its inception. Really have enjoyed my time here!

    Cons

    No company is perfect but this one sure comes close


  2. Helpful (5)

    "On a Decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Colleagues are great (except top management)
    - If you're on the tech side, you have a lot of technological freedom and have access to some cool technology.
    - Casual work environment
    - Benefits are decent

    Cons

    I have seen tons of people come and go during my tenure here. I also have been through 3 different CEOs. Most of these recent positive reviews are from people who haven't been around the block here.

    - Erosion of benefits since the sale of the company back in July 2016. Company-wide "raises" of 2.5% (more like COL adjustments hailed as raises). About 6 people got promotions but didn't get a real "raise" to reflect said promotion. The "revocation" of work-from-home option for people in the DC (HQ) area; people had to "re-apply" to work from home.
    - No paid training (or even reimbursement upon successful completion of training paid out-of-pocket), despite management saying it will happen eventually (this has been a continual problem across 3 separate leadership administrations).
    - Layoff of approximately 13% of the company to be outsourced overseas.
    - New CEO (Matt Small) more-or-less forced out old management and replaced with his former colleagues from another company.
    - New management is obsessed with the bottom line, and as a result, the staff suffer.
    - Tons of turnover, both voluntary and involuntary (despite HR reassuring that the turnover rate is actually pretty good for the tech industry).
    - Below-average wages (although I'm sure the VP/C-suite are making average/above average).
    - Many departments are terribly understaffed (and have been for a while).

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to the lower-level staff; they have their ear to the ground and know the inner workings of this company better than you.
    - Treat staff like people and not cattle.
    - Don't lie to staff. Don't say the company is financially fine. Don't say wages are competitive. The evidence says otherwise (no real raises, outsourcing, etc).
    - If you want to retain talent, pay competitive wages. Otherwise, have fun losing your top people to other companies.

    Symplicity Corporation Response

    Aug 24, 2017 – VP People

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear your positive comments about the work environment and agree that the people at Symplicity are top-notch colleagues.

    As a growing company, there is a... More

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