Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
465 Reviews

3.8
465 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Pros
  • Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment (in 66 reviews)

  • The work environment is exciting and there are a bunch of new challenges every week (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 12 reviews)

  • There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For EDA, not too may choices. Good culture and nice people.

    Cons

    too stable. Not good for career grow

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable company; many people have been with the company for over 10 years. People are friendly and movitated to do their job.

    Cons

    There is not much room to grow, if you want personal growth, you have to go on your own to do it, there is not much motivation/competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    A nice working environment and growing company

    Cons

    difficult to climb up, no real corporate ladder to move ahead

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoying my first week

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    Current Employee - CAE  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - CAE in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    loved the company culture pretty libreal and employee friendly

    Cons

    none as of now. still difficult to comment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more clear perspective abt work and less of corporate jargon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good environment and work

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Technically challenging work, nice benefits, open environment, efficiently managed, middle management has say and control in decision making

    Cons

    Difficult to think of any cons right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer joined Synopsys as result of merger

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with decent pay and smart co-workers. Good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Big company with too many meeting and processes which steal from development time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purchased companies are swallowed in the Synopsys beast leaving only a shell of the former. There are good people, technologies and ideas still there, and these should be further leveraged for a better ROI on your mergers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Cutting edge technologies. Fair pay.

    Cons

    difficult to advance, competition is fierce. Lots of acquisitions so the payroll got big that caused to cut budgets right and left. No stock options unless you are a super star or executive/director. Work can get boring at times. Hardly getting a decent pay raise to keep up with inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more stock options for incentives. Have a clear management view about how to let people grow in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Synopsys Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, balanced work and life, ESPP is good

    Cons

    Less chances of growth, 401k sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company culture

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    The leadership team is by far the strongest in the industry. Business processes are well designed for efficiency and ease of use. If you want to work on high impact projects, you can. Career growth can be slow but if you prepare and do the work - you can get there.

    Cons

    Lack of change in the organization can be perceived as a real barrier to innovation and opportunity. Everyone is very professional. It's not a place where people have fun at work though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Low stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should make sure long term (5+ yr) employee compensation is in the ballpark of being competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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