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Synapse Design Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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Synapse Design Co-founder, President and CEO Satish Bagalkotkar
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Pros
  • "Very good work environment,providing so many facilities like accomodation, travelling" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Synapse is a leading services company as it has good number of leading clients like intel mediatek etc" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons are there according to me" (in 4 reviews)

  • "It's a short time but not had any hard experience till now" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to work on different projects with different clients. A great place learn and grow.

    Cons

    I cant think of any negatives in particular but management should try to retain good engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Should try to retain good engineers.

    Synapse Design Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – HR

    thank you for your review. The company seems to attract engineers who appreciate the learning experience, the autonomy and respect that we give them for their contribution. We would also be... More


  2. "Company employees should be treated as employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If a person wants to relax with less workload, that is a pro.

    Cons

    Employees hired are just headcount.
    Management is not bothered about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees add value to company, if treated like human beings and not as human resource.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid, unless you're an Indian male"

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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

    I worked at Synapse Design full-time

    Pros

    Very little overhead, no performance reviews or active HR.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay unless you have connections to upper management. Problems with racism, sexism, nepotism. Upper management is greedy and will abuse and exploit engineers. They had a mass exodus about 3 years back, and another one earlier this year, but they are always hiring people from India connections, or those who are desperate.


  4. "Sr. Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior General Accounting in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior General Accounting in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Synapse Design full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines, highly organized, attentive to detail, confident, innovative, a quick learner and team player, with a proven ability to work in a cross-functional environment.

    Cons

    I am working hard to meet the deadline


  5. "Nice and Hassle free"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synapse Design full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work until you are into project.
    Strong Clients

    Cons

    No one cares after you in Client place.
    No long term projects.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on ODC projects, atleast long term projects

    Synapse Design Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about Synapse. Both your "pros" and "cons" are helpful as we strive to improve and build stronger and stronger teams


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good service based organization with opportunities for talented people

    Cons

    Nothing exactly, may vary from person to person based on manager, experiences

    Synapse Design Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – HR

    thank you for taking your time to comment about your experience working with Synapse Design. Your comments and those of others help us to find good employees such as yourself.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer

    Pros

    i have been working here about a year.
    its good place to work recovered very well from last year downtrend ... and employee friendly

    Cons

    Need to have some open communication about road map and future plans

    Synapse Design Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – HR

    As you noted, we did recover nicely from a tough year and each month shows continued strong growth. You may have noticed we are now a part of the ARM ecosystem and this helps us be more visible to... More

  8. "growing up again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since 3rd quarter in last year(20015), we've come back and re-started to grow up again. All issue had been gone. Now we've have a next good future and opportunity.

    Cons

    Sometime too much work hard. Need to have work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Please open the company future more to engineer and take care of engineer more

    Synapse Design Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – HR

    We are honored to have earned your 5-star rating. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others who might be a fit for the Synapse Design culture. As you noted, 2015 was a "pause... More


  9. "Positive Work Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked here for over 4 years and still have fun. Management is supportive .
    People are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    keep open communication with employees

    Synapse Design Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – HR

    We particularly appreciate hearing that word "fun." Work should be and can be fun. We believe that Synapse supports that culture in many ways--one is offering engineers a variety of interesting jobs... More


  10. "MGR"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Synapse Design full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very respectful to employees. They try to find a job for you once your contract is up - even if they have to wait a bit before the job becomes available.

    Lots of interesting project.

    Cons

    Some contracts are short-term - which limits the length of employment

    Advice to Management

    keep working on longer term contract

    Synapse Design Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – HR

    Feeling respected and appreciated is critical to job enjoyment. Many employees agree with your comments about working on interesting projects making the variety a great opportunity to practice many... More


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