Synapse Product Development - Great culture and environment, lack of projects and clients make it very challenging | Glassdoor
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"Great culture and environment, lack of projects and clients make it very challenging"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Synapse Product Development full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fantastic people, great work location, and amazing perks: free beverages, beer Fridays, Weekly Wednesday lunches, generous PTO.

Cons

Unfortunately, there is not enough diversity in clients, and plenty of competition in the marketplace. Having just a few is very risky. As a result, Synapse has had yearly layoffs - of 15-20% every year - due to client project need changes.

You may also be placed in a role that is outside of your area of expertise, making it more challenging.

Advice to Management

The upper management team has tried for 1 year with very little success on obtaining new clients and new sales opportunities. Recommendation would be to have new sales teams, to diversity projects and clients, including a change in leadership.

Other Employee Reviews for Synapse Product Development

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synapse Product Development as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on some really cool projects, they treat their employees very well

    Cons

    You really need to be a self starter here. No one is really telling you what to do.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, but still maturing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synapse Product Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration is a value, and an expected fact
    Brilliant engineers who are creative and know there disciplines
    Open office plan where projects are quickly and easily co-located
    Wednesday company lunches and Beer:30s

    Cons

    Just changes management and they are struggling with values that made the company
    New management is in an ivory tower a bit and not communicative
    They grew too fast and are trying to bring in business to match current size with limited success resulting in repeated layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your people and listen to them more. There is a trust issue widening as the belief is that you are all making decisions that impact them and they are not a part of it. They were hired under the "Open Disclosure" promise and see it being violated. If that is no longer the policy, then state it and set out what is the current practice. Stop hiding and excluding them.

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