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Synaptics Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synaptics full-time

    Pros

    Fun, aesthetically pleasing, career development

    Cons

    Need more investment in internal innovation.

    Synaptics2018-12-19
  2. "Yearly Layoffs for at least the past 4 years"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Few good people left. Majority have left

    Cons

    morale low not much innovation within the company yearly layoffs lack of direction from senior execs

    Synaptics2019-06-13
  3. "A good workplace"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Synaptics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free drink, dog free, comfortable

      Cons

      Not so good management, not engineer driven

      Synaptics2019-05-19
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      "Just another job"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Synaptics full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Work-Life balance is good i guess; Teams are relatively small...so more hats to wear

      Cons

      Repeated layoffs; Senior executive team not that great; Employee morale low because of lack of direction; Not much innovation happening; High attrition

      Advice to Management

      Invest in emerging technologies; Do not treat employees [especially the long time ones] as expendable workers; Try to get the morale high

      Synaptics2019-04-10
    • Helpful (5)

      "Leave while the getting is good"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Synaptics full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Innovative technology, good people to work with, great culture

      Cons

      Wow, this is difficult, so many. 1) leadership (that term is used very loosely). 2) The choices leadership makes. 3) Laying off senior people (very short sighted). 4) Offshoring most functions to inferior talent. 5) Milking the company dry at the top and leaving crumbs for those at the bottom.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of the CEO (Finally happened-Lose the faith) and anyone he brought in who is still there.

      Synaptics2019-03-16
    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Synaptics full-time

      Pros

      Lots of cool products and cool people

      Cons

      Cannot find any major cons

      Synaptics2019-02-09
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great technology but no focus on their greatest asset - its People"

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      Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Synaptics full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Company has is trying to redefine itself and focus less on PC/Mobile and more on consumer IoT products, which is a good strategy.

      Cons

      A lot of great history of technology breakthroughs but the company has forgotten to focus on its people. We often use the phrase “Our Employees Are Our Greatest Asset" but Synaptics is lost - need to reflect on its culture, values and morale.

      Advice to Management

      Recent expanded locations and new managers throughout the company with bad people management skills. There's no identity under the new leadership team. Executives and HR need to go out and visit all sites and listen to employees. Synaptics used to pride itself of having an atmosphere that encourages new ideas, rewards success and celebrates diversity. Those days are long gone.

      Synaptics2019-03-10
    • "New technology not always fly"

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        Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

        I worked at Synaptics full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        it has a good culture, encouragement.

        Cons

        lack of efficiency, lack of good management.

        Synaptics2019-01-09
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        "Good team work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Synaptics full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good team work, challenging assignments

        Cons

        Frequent lay offs, micro management, hierarchy, poor work/ life balance

        Advice to Management

        Work to build employees confidence in long term decision making, more transparent communications across all facets of the company

        Synaptics2019-01-04
      • Helpful (4)

        "Stay away"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Synaptics full-time

        Pros

        Great history. They were one of the first ones to develop touch technology.

        Cons

        Politics rules. No potential for growth Tribalisim, You are either part of a small tribe of people or not. If you are not, your opinions are worth nothing and you are disposable. Can't compete with Chineese companies making the same product much cheaper.

        Synaptics2019-01-11
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