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Symplicity Corporation CEO Matthew Small
Matthew Small
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  • "Transitioning leadership so currently lots of change, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Best Company I've Ever Worked For!

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Symplicity, it really feels like a family. From my first day, people have been really welcoming and eager to help. It's a relatively small company (200 or so employees) with many young employees and it still has a bit of a start-up feel so it's very more laid-back. If you are in the Arlington office, we tend to play music all day on the speakers, get free snacks, play ping pong, and do social activities on Fridays....

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    Cons

    Communication across team could be improved. There is often a discrepancy between the tech and sales side of the business, which can make sticking to deadlines and getting buy-in a bit challenging. Salary could also be more competitive for the DC area.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for teams to communicate better with each other. I realize their is a love/hate relationship with email and meetings, but often it's better to ensure that employees are included in communications in order to do their jobs better.

    Symplicity Corporation Response

    April 11, 2018CEO

    I am so glad to hear you are enjoying your time at Symplicity and our office vibe! Diversity is integral to our success. It is important to us that we recognize our employees for their successes and their hard work and that everyone is able to feel the impact that they have on our ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, amazing culture, exciting direction and ability to make an impact.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Exciting to work for a company that has the culture to push it in the right direction. This group cares about its employees and customers. They put those needs ahead of all else. The culture radiates throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Need to make sure the focus is placed on the strengths of the product and the culture of doing right by customers now and in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the right things for our customers. Continue to drive and innovative culture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Growing all over the world!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Generous leave policies and flexibility -Monthly All Hands with Execs and entire team to ask questions and learn about strategic direction of the company -Amazing product that is the leader in its' space- the company is very well positioned -Impressive international expansion -Solid work/life balance -Lots of access to Executives- the CEO, COO and entire Exec team is very approachable -Company of problems solvers:...

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    Cons

    -Typical of a smallish company: not as much support or resources as you would find at a large company -Would like more connection between international teams and offices

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to invest in and build the sense of community. Events like Office Olympics, HHs and the annual 5K are great traditions. -Continue to think about scaling globally- it's inevitable with all the success we are seeing. This means most investment, but it will be worth it to make sure we get things right the first time around.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Better off to not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Work from home but even that is monitored unjustly. I work for a company now that doesn't pay someone $70,000 a year to look to see

    Cons

    Dying organization. Handshake is definitely the route here. This product is soon to be irrelevant Low pay Tries to instill fear

    Symplicity Corporation Response

    September 27, 2018CEO

    I am sorry to hear that you felt your work was evaluated unjustly. We have many remote employees throughout the world and we continue to expand and grow globally. We give our team members a lot of latitude and that approach does not work for everyone. It is such an exciting time to ...

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  5. Simplicity Review !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Causal dress work environment! Enjoy my the team i work with. Like the flexible with work-life balance.

    Cons

    Communication across the team could be improved as well. Due to getting mixed coms on short-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Would give advice on more career opportunities for growth in career.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Great people and a great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people make Symplicity an incredible place to work. This has always been the case at Symplicity, but I think it is true now more than ever. People who join Symplicity quickly become close friends with their teammates and get strong support from experienced mentors. Many developers and designers join Symplicity because you learn so much more about good engineering practices at a product company than you do at...

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    Cons

    Communication between teams could be improved.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Growing Company with Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    * We work together as team to accomplish our goals; remote and in-office. Adore working with everyone here, and their positiveness * Fun events in the office that our co-workers come up with * Great location in Clarendon with options to get your errands done and eat; 2 blocks away from Clarendon metro * Gym in building, Pete's coffee at the bottom of the building * Option to work remote if needed * International...

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    Cons

    It's been sad to see some people move on, but I think that's just a part of life. Nothing ever stays the same. No growth, no pain. Most come back and visit though.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Casual and Fun Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -The people are amazing. I've made most of my close friends while working here, and even after someone leaves, there's still a sense of family with them. It's not unusual to see ex-Sympers hanging out on a Friday night. -I get to work on a variety of projects, which always keeps things interesting. It also allows for a continuous learning experience. I'm never bored and I truly love coming into work everyday. -Although...

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    Cons

    -Pay needs to be more competitive. -Projects are often started without full understanding or proper scoping applied. This results in backtracking work and knee jerk decisions. -As with most companies going through growth spurts, communication between departments could be better. -The last couple years have seen a lot of attrition of some very strong employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on employee morale and happiness.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Fantastic company to build your career and thrive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarendon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - The people. I've never worked at a company with employees who are so exceptionally talented, collaborative and passionate about the work we do than my colleagues here at Symplicity. Many employees on the product and client services side are actual industry-experts who came from higher ed, as well as most of the new VP team coming from many years of experience in higher ed tech--this has made it quite easy to build credibility...

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    Cons

    - Many of the employees prior to acquisition were remote staff in client services--and while this can definitely be an advantage for providing in-region support for our thousands of clients all over the world, this makes it tough to engage the many employees who are remote as you would those at HQ. However, new leadership has been intentional about increasing opportunities to keep remote employees engaged--like our regular...

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep listening! The regular communication and positive changes are making a difference!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Growing Business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    -International expansion and exposure -Opportunity to impact the business and make a difference -Access to top-line management and learning opportunities

    Cons

    -It's not a leave-at-5pm kind of company -Growing pains typical of rapid expansion

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more, the team is ready and willing to help!

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