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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.89
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Synaptics Incorporated

Reviews - What employees say

3.89 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 17.Apr 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Synaptics Incorporated
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 18.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

average - not sure what culture really mean.

Support from management

not involved in decision making - just getting orders.

Teamwork

planning is not very good. not well coordinated.

Freedom to work independently

Generally yes.

Internal Communication

a lot of secrecy. A lot of meetings repeating the same thing with various group of people. At the same time, no communications or coordination among groups. Just strange and dysfunctional.

Career Development

it's just a job not a career.

Office / Work Environment

in general facility is above average.

Environmental Friendliness

yes. but not every one recycles.

Work-Life Balance

on the surface yes. but in less a year, we won't have any PTO. peer pressure to work more hours? yes in earlier days. these days no since I work pretty hard.

Company Image

neutral.

Job Security

Yes. the company financial outlook is not good and to cut expense layoff is inevitable.

Workplace Safety

osha comliant? probably. training? no. But in general it's safe.

Challenging Work

sort of. Yes

Inclusive / Diverse

yes

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Synaptics Incorporated
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Company actively seeks employee feedback and acts on it. Dogs allowed on campus any time.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Synaptics likes employee referrals. If you are qualified and have someone to champion you, you have a fair chance.

Career Development

Needs work, but efforts are under way. The management seems to be making this more of a priority.

Overall compensation for your work

There is a new focus on cost-cutting, and raises were delayed this year, but reasonable based on P/L.

Environmental Friendliness

Lots of opportunities to get involved in community, employer-matched donations to various causes.

Work-Life Balance

This is a consistent issue, cited in employee surveys for last five years. No telecommuting allowed. If you hit the maximum hours of vacation available, the hours disappear. It has happened, to me and others.

Company Image

Our logo doesn't really go on anything, so it's hard to point to something and say, "We did that." More of a "we helped them make that." But that's enough, really.

Job Security

Company appears more stable than others I've worked for. I've been here over five years, I've never seen a layoff. There is a real effort made to reassign people before getting rid of them, even for people who maybe should have been let go.

Handicapped Accessibility

There are elevators, but no door has a powered assist. On any building in San Jose or any other facility I've traveled to.

Workplace Safety

Most of the actual production happens elsewhere, so not much risk. Support for standing desks, professional help in setting up desk to minimize carpal tunnel.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve work/life balance. Consider telecommuting.

What I like about the company

Loyal to employees. I can bring my dog.

What I dislike about the company

Work/life balance. No telecommuting. Support for mass transit is minimal. If you're going to insist people show up every day, you should help them get there.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Synaptics Incorporated
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.89
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Synaptics Incorporated
3.89
3 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.70
159,260 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,678,000 reviews