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Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated December 31, 2016
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Choose a different company to work for if you want to feel appreciated and are rewarded for hard work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can acquire skills that will be beneficial in the future, and will prepare you to find another job. Other than that, it was a huge waste of my time.

    Cons

    First of all, the president/company is being investigated by the FBI, and customers often bring up the subject.
    This company only hires recent college grads, and takes advantage of them by paying them the lowest salary and giving them unrealistic loads of work and expectations.
    If you aren't near a metro, you have to pay $8 a day to park.
    President has no idea what is going on most of the time.
    Management is a joke - micromanaged to the max.
    Training does not exist.
    Very unprofessional atmosphere - the president and managers are constantly yelling and cursing while everyone in the office overhears them (even when you are on the phone with a customer).
    Most of the products are also a joke.
    Database not working half of the time - very frustrating.
    Overall, this company will make you hate your life 9-6 M-F.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I start? Hire more managers, be truthful during interviews, stop being cheap and purchase a functioning & reliable database, more communication is definitely needed., establish a training program,


  2. "Soul crushing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Developers have the option to "upgrade" to working remotely after 2 years in-office. Large bonuses and raises available upon completion of a project.

    Cons

    Organization is unstructured; there are 2 managers and everyone reports directly to one of them. Managers get into weekly screaming matches. Minimal to no guidance for junior developers. Zero transparency into the business (option to buy stock after 2 years with the company, but no one will give you details on the financials or tell you how many shares there are outstanding).

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to have screaming matches, at least sound insulate your offices. (Or, better yet, conduct yourselves in a calm and professional manner at all times.) Additionally, provide support (guidance, mentorship) for junior developers that have never worked on large projects by themselves.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "hard to find good things to say"

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

    Pros

    Remote options, hard to find good things to say

    Cons

    Management not leaders, business over people, inexperienced leadership

    Advice to Management

    communication to employees, improve training


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Symplicity Review - Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free snacks
    Mediocre restaurants within walking distance
    Proximity to DC
    Close to Metro line

    Cons

    Poor management
    Unmotivated employees
    Poor salary
    Lack of advancement opportunities
    Poor company culture - micromanagement, etc.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "A very challenged company"

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

    I worked at Symplicity Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - although the company culture is changing, there is still a youthful atmosphere.
    - some of the clients you work with are awesome. Many have top brand name recognition.
    - free snacks

    Cons

    - below market pay. This is true of nearly every position at the company.
    - you are given minimal training. This often results in costly mistakes that could have been prevented with a little bit of training.
    - there is a culture of micromanagement. The mid level managers are poorly trained or are not the right personalities to be managers, meaning they overcompensate through micromanagement.
    - there are unrealistic expectations. Quotas are too high, so every meeting starts off on a negative note about being way behind. This in turn negatively impacts morale.
    - ironically, internal IT is incredibly challenged. Whether it is the internet going out for hours or the internal CRM that is a relic of the early 2000s, it is harder to do your job effectively.
    - outside of the core systems, the other systems have a lot of major shortcomings.
    - there's a lot of negativity the company. Though it is arguably justified, it negatively impacts morale.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep investing in the company
    -acknowledge problems so they can be fixed rather than ignoring or dismissing them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not for beginners"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly people, people are easy to approach.

    Cons

    Not a place to work, if you are changing your technology. They expect you to know a lot and does not give you enough time to learn. Some of the leads are very condescending. Pay is extremely less as compared to other places.

    Advice to Management

    Its good to expect a lot from people but give them time to learn. And if you are expecting this much, pay accordingly.


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