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3.7
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71%
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81%
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Synapse Design CEO Satish Bagalkotkar
Satish Bagalkotkar
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good work environment,providing so many facilities like accomodation, travelling(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good company to start PD career,(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 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice Employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synapse Design

    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

    March 4, 2016HR

    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 interested in your thoughts on what programs and support will help Synapse retain you and other ...

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  2. Do Not Work Here

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    Former Employee - Physical Design Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synapse Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros? The freedom. That's it.

    Cons

    Everything else. - No perks, the benefits are the bare minimum (if you somehow get full time). - Don't expect to be paid fairly. - The management is incompetent. - There is no internal infrastructure. Everything from the office to the servers are a mess. - Prepare to be underequipped and overdemanded. Some of these things are to be expected from a small company, but not this poorly.

  3. Company employees should be treated as employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synapse Design full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Avoid, unless you're an Indian male

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

  5. Sr. Accountant

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      Current Employee - Senior General Accounting in San Jose, CA

      I have been working at Synapse Design full-time for more than 6 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

    • Nice and Hassle free

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Synapse Design full-time for more 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

      September 23, 2016HR

      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

    • Good Place to work

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Synapse Design full-time for more than 2 years

        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

        August 22, 2016HR

        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.

      • Good place to work

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          Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer 

          I have been working at Synapse Design

          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

          August 22, 2016HR

          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 the large number of ARM based designs

        • growing up again

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          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 for more than 2 years

          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

          March 4, 2016HR

          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" but that business pause also led to an even stronger company with a strategy that ...

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        • Positive Work Environment

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          Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Synapse Design

          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

          March 4, 2016HR

          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. The company also provides a high level of autonomy in the work environment so that ...

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