Synaptics - The coldest,. most impersonal, dysfunctional environment i have EVER worked in. | Glassdoor
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"The coldest,. most impersonal, dysfunctional environment i have EVER worked in."

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Current Contractor - Company IS Too Small to Offer This ! in Santa Clara, CA
Current Contractor - Company IS Too Small to Offer This ! in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Synaptics as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

No micro-management, good wages.... free drinks in fridges on every floor.

Cons

The coldest,. most impersonal, dysfunctional environment i have EVER worked in. The first 2 months I was there, NOBODY EVER SPOKE TO ME. I felt isolated and invisible, and miserable. The buildings are so quiet, you'd think all the employees are mutes... no one ever chats or has a casual conversation.

Advice to Management

The company is growing... start managing it like a LARGER company, not the small, family-type company it used to be. Quit condoning the long-term employees temper tantrums and unprofessional attitudes, interaction with others, all the stuff that, in any other Company, they would be bounced out on their ass in a HEARTBEAT for. Ease up on the Policies and documenting, and focus on the people who work for you. It would be eye-opening.

Other Employee Reviews for Synaptics

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Use to be a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synaptics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefit, Friendly Work Enironment, Lots of fun activities. Great technology and room to Grow (if you know where the right path is). Compensation for laid off employees were generous.

    Cons

    very dynamic company and orgranizational changes are too frequent lately (almost every 6-months). You are uncertain of who will be your next boss or which department are working on next. I like the company when it was small, you know almost everyone in the company and you know who the right person to talk to. Don't apply in a position related to manufacturing as they transferring most of manufacturing stuff to oversea. They laid off people the supports manufacturing. No technical training provided for employees, unless you know what you are doing, you need to learn your stuff by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    I hope there was a chance to give performance review of your direct boss. Managers need to be trained on how to manage people. A lot of redundant development going on in different department. If each department communicating very well, they could have save tons of money on tool development (software/hardware) if they only knew that somebody is already working on it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Selective company, but good working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Services in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Support Services in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good manager, flexible work schedule, healthy workplace environment, nice perks from time to time.

    Cons

    The leadership has changed frequently over the past 2 years. Quick growth of the company has led to many pain points, communication is not always great. Company is traditional top-down. Big differences in business units means there is good collaboration within units but not across.


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