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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

  • "Interesting work and lots of autonomy"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good engineering culture, autonomy
    - Good engineering team and hiring process
    - Interesting work, not a typical CRUD app
    - Half of the company are biology PhDs, lots of learning
    - Higher base salary than what most London startups offer

    Cons

    - Location: White City is outside central London

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Synthace Photos

Synthace photo of: Team whiteboarding
Synthace photo of: Reception & Wet-Lab
Synthace photo of: Break out space
Synthace photo of: Our new office in White City
Synthace photo of: Sofa space
Synthace photo of: Lunch & Learn
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Synthace Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    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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