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Synthace Overview

London, England (UK)
51 to 200 employees
2011
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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Named as a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum, Synthace's goal is to raise universal bioscience productivity, enabling people to better engineer biology for health, food, energy and ... Read more

Synthace Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potentially very impactful laboratory software - automation of an industry.

    Novel software, novel problems. The depth and interest of the work really stands out from crowd of web app companies.

    High degree of autonomy on how problems are solved, feels like employee feedback is seriously listened to. There's scope for everyone to make an impact.

    Inclusive - everyone including the CEO is approachable. Many team meetings are open. Always easy to get a coffee in the kitchen and chat with whoever is there.

    Mix of biologists and software engineers, and they do talk to each other - a lot! Serious efforts to spread knowledge - biologists included in software design and review, engineers doing lab training.

    Good work/life balance. Generally an ethical company planning for long term growth rather than quick burnout.

    Nice office environment - plants, snacks, coffee, open areas for relaxing away from the desk. Regular social events and meals.

    Cons

    Still a small company, although making great strides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, stay focussed. Keep the 'one team' mentality as the company grows.

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Synthace Photos

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Synthace Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synthace (London, England (UK)) in May 2019.

    Interview

    Recruiter phone screen, live coding phone screen, online timed programming test (3 questions over roughly 3 hours), afternoon on site (5 hours), including 2x programming/altos interviews, 1x system design/architecture interview, 1x interpersonal skills/engineering approach interview, and a tour of the labs.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a system to download all pages from a 1M+ page website, given a number of laptops.   Answer Question
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Synthace Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2016
  • 100 digital pioneers in Europe, FT, Google, 2018
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