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Updated Jul 30, 2021

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  • "Ups and downs of small companies and not a lot of experienced management(in 4 reviews)
  • "Granted you're only working 40 hours a week so maybe on an hourly basis it's not so bad, but on an annual basis it's a big salary hit compared to working at a traditional tech company.(in 4 reviews)
  • "We just went thru another layoff which was horrible and saddening to go thru.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Feels sometimes like a tech slave, less pay but lots of respect.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Jul 30, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in West Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    4 weeks of PTO, good work life balance, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Doesn’t pay quite as well as some of the bigger companies. Company seems a bit unorganized though.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent culture

    Jun 27, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free Wednesday lunches catered on-site. Employees drives their work, not managers (who have their own technical work as well). Much less politics. Work on high impact designs for/with high profile clients/companies without their internal politics. You are valued by your technical contributions.

    Cons

    Some demanding clients or projects can drain and burn you. Feels sometimes like a tech slave, less pay but lots of respect. Benefits are aligned with industry for the type and quality of work delivered, despite the respect received.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Best place you have ever worked

    May 6, 2021 - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company really cares abouts its employees. Projects are very diverse and offer quite a bit of engineering and market diversity.

    Cons

    Struggling to find its place amongst a larger parent organization.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Full of good people and great ideas, but it was better in the "old days"

    Mar 19, 2021 - Senior Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of fascinating ideas, technologies, and projects. Lots of excellent people to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Business had it's ups and downs; massive growth, layoffs, and then an acquisition. Lots happened, and the culture shifts were huge. Maybe it's just nostalgia for the "good old days," but it feels like something that made Synapse special in the early days (pre 2012-ish) got lost along the way, and the memories of that time cast a large shadow. Social cliques, sometimes fun feels a bit "forced", institutionalized culture.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Thumbs up

    Jul 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, different projects to work on

    Cons

    No sick leave separate from PTO

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great culture, business is tough during Covid.

    Oct 7, 2020 - Synapster in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, commitment to diversity & inclusion, can-do attitude.

    Cons

    Business is struggling due to Covid. Partial integration with parent company.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    great introduction to consulting business

    Nov 19, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great vacation package, wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    limited career development opportunity, lower salary than bay area in general, terrible health care package

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Senior Client Services Manager

    Jun 3, 2020 - Senior Client Services Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company, great people! They really value their employees

    Cons

    None - they are a great company to work for!

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fantastic place to work

    Jan 23, 2020 - Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Community comes first. This is a tight knit, positive place to work. Management really listens and wants the company to be the best it can be. The projects are varied and provide a satisfying challenge.

    Cons

    None I can think of

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great place to work!

    Oct 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This place really supports its people, helps them to grow their careers, and listens to them. I recently told my boss I had outgrown my current role and explained what I'd like to change. My boss and HR are now both working with me to look at options and make a timeline for changes. Last year, a group of employees requested that the company create a parental leave policy, beyond the federal policy. The leadership listened and responded by enacting a policy that gives primary caregivers 3 months of fully paid leave and secondary caregivers (often dads) 4 weeks of fully paid leave. This is a much more generous policy than my friends at other firms have! Synapse in general is quite family-friendly. The summer 2014 posters who complained about lack of vision should've waited a month- we are now taking part in a company-wide effort to define strategic goals. Unlike the usual top-down decree, the leadership team here is using an inclusive process that draws on feedback from all employees. It is really exciting to work at a place where each of us are empowered to develop our careers and improve the whole company.

    Cons

    Some previous posts listed cons that were related to instability as we adjusted to sea changes from 2 of our biggest clients. Synapse is now well on it's way to recovery, has a more grounded leadership team, has developed a more diverse portfolio of clients, and is taking action to prevent making the same mistakes again. I'm glad, because it's a great place to work.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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Synapse Product Development Reviews FAQs

Synapse Product Development has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 85 reviews left anonymously by employees. 96% of employees would recommend working at Synapse Product Development to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Synapse Product Development employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Synapse Product Development. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

96% of Synapse Product Development employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Synapse Product Development 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Synapse Product Development to be benefits, management, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, compensation, career development.

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