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Synthace Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2019

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Synthace

    Pros

    Synthace is definitely going to be huge

    Cons

    I have no cons with synthace

    Synthace2019-04-29
  2. "Relaxed yet challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthace for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic team, with huge knowledge on their subject. - Everyone in the company is incredibly kind and always willing to help if needed - A lot of social events! Easter Egg Hunts, Company Breakfasts & Lunches, weekly Lunch & Learn Quizzes, Games Nights and other fun activities - Truly groundbreaking technology being developed - Flexibility and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    - The workload would be less if more people joined

    Synthace2019-04-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I love this place. If you love putting your all in, and want to be respected for it, you will too."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthace for more than a year

    Pros

    - Best culture in any company I've worked at; team members are trusted to make decisions and "get s**t done". Leadership are there for you when you need them, but there's no micromanagement. Socially, team members are diverse (could do better but we're only small and there is an active, specific effort from our recruitment team to source diverse team members, not just a superficial nod to "diversity training"). I'm LGBTQIA+...

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    Cons

    - Whatever function you're in, what we're doing is *hard*, - we're creating and testing groundbreaking software, doing things that we don't have a template to follow. We're running biological experiments at breakneck speed, we're communicating to the world about something that sounds like science fiction. If you're not comfortable with failing fast and getting on to the next thing, you won't be comfortable here. -...

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    Advice to Management

    You got this. Let's keep getting s**t done.

    Synthace2019-01-25
  4. "A company growing up fast, and with a bright future!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I have been working at Synthace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - A unique and strong vision for how digital technology is going to transform biology. - A very strong market pull for the Synthace platform from some of the most innovative parts of the biotechnology industry; the software solves real-world issues (some of which are really pressing things in society like, ‘can our software make this curative cancer therapy affordable so more patients can afford to be treated’). Synthace...

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    Cons

    - There is a lot of complex technical problems to be solved, the software/product team needed some love and attention (which they are now getting). - Can sometimes be slow and inefficient compared to larger high-performance companies– again we are a start-up going into scale-up, so this is improving as we begin to put more process in place. - Lack of industry recognised L&D opportunities. As the company now enters...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep the hiring bar high and let’s keep improving. If we improve (both our people/culture/processes; and our product) as quickly as we have done over this past 9-months, our strong positive trajectory will continue. Now we have the B-round funding let’s ensure we get those foundations set in stone.

    Synthace2018-12-27
  5. "Collaborative, friendly, brilliant people driven by a unifying mission to change the world for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Take an idea to revolutionise biology by applying computerised automation and data processing techniques. Build a team of brilliant scientists and ex-Tech Giant L5/L6/L7 engineers to solve the complex and exciting challenges that come with creating this technology from the ground up. Continue to encourage and nurture a culture of openness, ownership, experimentation and personal development, while attracting interest...

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    Cons

    If you crave rigorous structure this may not be the place for you. There are high levels of ambiguity at times as we build something that has not been done before. An appetite for complex technical challenges is required!

    Advice to Management

    We're at a crossroads, and it's vital that we continue to focus on the elements of our culture that make this a great place to work. Synthace = brilliant, friendly, collaborative people! As we grow we need to continue to bring in even more people who are intellectually curious, and are excited by the opportunity we have to genuinely change the world for the better!

    Synthace2018-12-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wow, a real technology company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very strong, growing engineering team (lots of ex-Facebook engineers & seriously talented research biologists) - Super smart people with amazing amounts of domain knowledge - A solid sales team that is closing deals regularly - Tonnes of employee autonomy - Opportunity to do materially valuable work every single day - Very good company trajectory - Strong demand from research organizations around the world...

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    Cons

    #1 Leadership hasn't always had its act together (has been improving steadily for about a year now) #2 There is so much more work to do than people to do it -- requires lots of hard prioritisation #3 Lots of technical debt to pay down (see #1) #4 A modest amount of interpersonal/cultural debt to pay down (see #1)

    Advice to Management

    If we can execute on our vision, the future is looking pretty damn bright. Stay focused on the critical path and keep the hiring bar high.

    Synthace2018-12-09
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