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Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.3
52%
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72%
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Synaptics CEO and President Michael Hurlston
Michael Hurlston
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and huge learning opportunity(in 21 reviews)

  • "Nice workplace, work & life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is very bad, average no(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management is disconnected from the talent in the company(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good and dynamic place to work

      Jun 30, 2021 - Embedded Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      new opportunities are always there

      Cons

      the cafeteria is not good enough

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Experience Great People

      Jul 30, 2021 - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting products Friendly colleagues - smart and creative staff Good salary - market competitive Good benefits - excellent matching 401k program

      Cons

      When I was there, upper management wasn’t clear on target market They changed directions for potential new markets, but changed again before giving a good chance to the previous change

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Constant Chaos

      Sep 14, 2021 - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really can't think of any

      Cons

      Quarterly layoffs Employees having turf wars to avoid lay offs Company has old culture, it's like you went back in time to the 1980s Company creates acquisition rumors to pump the stock price

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Many cons

      Sep 1, 2021 - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      People, though the good ones are leaving or have left.

      Cons

      Work/Life Balance, all about making quarterly numbers at all cost, constant firings

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Jun 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Gym and employee-friendly for active persons.

      Cons

      No benefits and salary low

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Very different company now

      Aug 1, 2021 - Independent/Self in Union City, CA
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      Pros

      Throughout it's history was very innovative.

      Cons

      New management has taken the company in a different direction.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      0/10

      Jul 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      There are some great people to work with on some teams, benefits are decent

      Cons

      VERY long hours for most teams, insensitive leadership (with response to covid, etc.), old fashioned politics

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Average

      Jul 2, 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive Pay Mostly friendly employees Decent training opportunities

      Cons

      Company has outdated technology Too small to compete Constant restructure Outdated systems

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company, came back strong after major problems

      Apr 12, 2021 - Principal Scientist in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Good work environment, treats people well

      Cons

      Sensitive to market, fell on hard times

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    11. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Worst position ever

      Apr 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      They have pretty good benefits, but still not worth the trauma of employment.

      Cons

      This company surveils their employees' personal devices, if they use the company's wireless connection. They also surveil employees' work computer and work phone. The department I worked within trusted no one. The manager of my department was a mean spirited bully. Run!

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