Synaptics Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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3.0
39%
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Synaptics CEO and President Michael Hurlston
Michael Hurlston
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  1. "Company culture changed"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading-edge products, good people, and a nice working environment.

    Cons

    The company culture has shifted from innovations to the margin. Many employee's benefits removed and too many laid-off.

  2. "Salary not competent"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Analog Layout Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Synaptics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to latest technologies, and systems. Good team to work with

    Cons

    Salary not on par with current VLSI industry


  3. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Charlottetown, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synaptics full-time

    Pros

    Market leader in touch and sensing technology. Great team and excellent customer service.

    Cons

    Lots of competition with rivals are in the market. The company always work hard and get through it.

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  4. "A completely new company under new management"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong and loyal teams in certain area; In transformation process which could lead to potential growth

    Cons

    Too many changes under-going. Payback time for previous business decision. Potential lost on valuable talents

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  5. "Used to have great technology"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    leading analog technology. In transition to IoT

    Cons

    not so good at software/firmware. 90's way to do software.

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  6. "good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    Organizational chaos, Product line is not clear

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Getting out as soon as market stabilizes"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Potential Stock Value, employees (both in Asia and Corp office)

    Cons

    Executive Management not professional and very short sighted. CEO, SVP HR, SVP Mobile all over their heads. Future products and no R&D. HR and Legal is the worst in the industry. Taiwan as COE

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "not a good company to work for anymore"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not a single benefit for regular employess

    Cons

    new management bringing their buddies (in VP/SVP roles) every other week across all sites. no more stock options for regular employees. tweaked espp program to further erode employee perks. cutting costs to increase GM. layoffs every 6-9 months. unlimited PTO is a joke. cafeteria is substandard. no work life balance. you are expected to attend late night meetings and still show up at office by 9.

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  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time

    Pros

    product-based so more scope to look into code, employee benefits.

    Cons

    very less to learn, repetitive work.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Need a clear roadmap"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Synaptics full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, nice coworkers, lot of talent around.

    Cons

    No roadmap and yearly layoff.

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