Some Managers EXCELLENT,
Under-staffed (even in India and Costa Rica),
Any PTO can be interrupted,
Fascinating (cool) technology to learn and exercise,
BEING a Great co-worker,
Some managers back-stab,
Ice Cream Socials,
There is "fun" but there is also pain and suffering,
Excessive siloing inhibits synergy (irony intended),
Regular RIFs maintaining a culture of fear.
The company seems to be moving towards a reactive model for existing products (services) to minimize head-count.
My co-workers were wonderful people despite having, at one point, a back-stabber as a manager but most of my managers were good to excellent despite lack of support above them.
The Software development teams w/i the US were short-staffed and under pressure to make corrections. Some applications developed off-shore were "not ready for production" so Operations people had to "make it work" with little effort to have the off-shore developers make architectural changes.
Some of the people I worked with who were off-shore were nothing short of excellent though the bell curve applies. There were at least two people in India who I came close to genuflecting to.
While being RIFfed was accompanied by a sense of loss, it was also accompanied by a greater sense of relief. Most executives (towards the end of my time there) were "accountants".
In summary, Syniverse was an interesting place to work where you could feel your efforts made a difference in some aspects of the world.
New skills, Good people, SOME managers are EXCELLENT
PTO is "pretend", Short-staffed, RIFs remove "best"