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Synapse Design Co-founder, President and CEO Satish Bagalkotkar
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Pros
  • Work life balance is quite satisfactory (in 9 reviews)

  • I have worked for various product and services company in the past, none of them compares to the good experience in Synapse (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Software division head may ask you to get replacement for you if want early relieving when you are in notice period and the (in 4 reviews)

  • Nothing much to mention but, should get more number of clients to gain employees confidence (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice and Hassle free"

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    • 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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Employer"

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    • 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


  4. "growing up again"

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    • 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


  5. "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


  6. "Synapse design"

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Love the culture and the work. Very friendly management and coworkers. We always get good work.

    Cons

    Employee should be compensated or appreciated when they put in more effort/time

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should interact more with the employees

    Synapse Design Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – HR

    We are pleased that the culture is a fit for you. We appreciate that a positive, encouraging environment helps the employees be strong contributors and team members. Thank you also for the suggestion... More


  7. "Nice Company to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked more than 4 years in Synapse,
    Good work life balance.
    Employee Friendly.

    Cons

    Need to show roadmap at least for an year to employees.
    Good if they arrange quarterly meetings to share company roadmap and upcoming projects.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay Salaries abit more.

    Synapse Design Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for your review. I really like your idea of sharing a roadmap. I think most of us feel more comfortable when we have some insight into what's coming even if it changes. This valuable input... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Synapse Design full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was good.It provided a lot of good opportunities to learn new skills.Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Company should give sufficient notice period before laying off.The market conditions are so pathetic these days.

    Synapse Design Response

    Dec 5, 2015 – Marketing

    Thank you for commenting on your experience with the company. Admittedly, last year was challenging as we invested in another company in 2014 which required significant financial and personnel... More


  9. "good to work with various partners"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - work with various partners
    - work with many talented dguys

    Cons

    - risky in small market
    - compensation is not very good.

    Synapse Design Response

    Dec 5, 2015 – Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on Synapse Design and we're pleased you enjoyed the opportunity to work with partners and many other great employees. We believe the "risk" you speak of is... More


  10. "Environment for self study"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    opportunities to to do full design flow and we can study a lot through the flow

    Cons

    You have to do job by yourselves

    Advice to Management

    More specify plan and schedule


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