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Symplicity Corporation Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "hard to find good things to say"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - 2 days work from home opportunites / Remote
    - Office location

    Cons

    - Management lacks experience
    - Pay is below market
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    Advice to Management

    - Learn from mistake. Don't be afraid to do right thing.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Symplicity Review - Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. "Forward thinking, employee focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Symplicity is serious about embracing methods and processes that improve their employees' work-life balance and promote happiness in the workplace. Although things can get busy and hectic and frustrating depending on the time of year and project one might be working on, management is receptive to open dialogue about and concerns the employees have. They understand that "life happens" and are very positive about the needs employees have to work from home, go to appointments and just have days off.

    Cons

    Symplicity is still refining their efficiency in how they handle and assign projects and workload. But I must say that they are actively working towards better, more efficient solutions constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open dialogue with the employees. Keep employee happiness a big focus and they will be happy to work hard and put in extra effort.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Thanks for a great start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to get your start. Great place to figure out if you like working remote. Great place to do great things and learn a lot. Great flexibility of work hours and outside work commitments.

    Cons

    non-competitive pay, no fringe benefits like professional development unless local to dc and go to local events on your own. Lack of planning and design planning when it comes to applications and infrastructure. Management tools are in 1995 and not modern. Expected to work 55 to 60 hours a week but its really more like 90 to 100 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    focus on your management skills, learn to delegate tasks. Learn to change with the times and be willing to out old tools to pasture. Be willing to accept morden tools and ways of doing things.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "A very challenged company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (11)

    "Company changed for the worse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Staff in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Tech Staff in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A few long-term employees who still care
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    New management has implemented policies that have been very detrimental to employee morale and that actively prevent optimum productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making unilateral decisions in a vacuum.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not for beginners"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "UX Designer/Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symplicity Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple projects
    Different new technologies
    helpful coworkers and relaxing atmosphere

    Cons

    Low efficiency of project process

    Advice to Management

    Let employees focus on one project instead of multi-task
    improve the efficiency of management


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Somewhat flexible hours
    - Awesome management who genuinely wants you to be successful
    - Actually felt like a part of the company and not just another cog in the machine
    - Able to work from home
    - Able to work remotely after a year or two of employment
    - Great location, just a 5 minute walk to get to DC, metro accessible
    - They are trying really hard to make it a great fun place to work
    - Literally no one on the sales team is your typical "salesy scumbag", everyone is super wonderful
    - Free snacks in the kitchen

    Cons

    I only left the company because I was moving, and I personally don't have a deep passion for software sales, but Symplicity makes working so enjoyable that I didn't mind that I wasn't exactly working in my dream career field.

    Advice to Management

    Just got a new CEO in May, but haven't had any negative interactions with him. In fact, received a raise after the new CEO started, so he gets two thumbs up from me. Sales Manager is also super knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. My only advice would be to have more company events, but I think they're working on that, so truly no complaints!


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