Synopsys
3.7 of 5 411 reviews
www.synopsys.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Synopsys Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.7 411 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

(318 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsWork life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

ConsLow stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsCasual environment in the office

ConsLow payment for intern people

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Web Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople working are warm and good.

ConsLow salary is given to interns.

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Solid established employer.

Senior Software Engineer II (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHIgh average ability, no BS, results-focused team. Good work/life balance.

ConsStill a large company, pays less than employers outside of EDA field.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for. Growth rate is nice.

R&D Engineer Sr1 (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsPlenty of opportunities to learn and explore

ConsNothing major which stands out

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Evolutionary

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsAdaptation is an option if required

ConsSame as everywhere else in the corporate world

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Overall good - though could provide more opportunity for career advancement

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsGood people - Synopsys doesn't suffer from the overt political nonsense that many EDA companies tend to be afflicted with.
Good compensation and benefits package.
Good array of challenging tasks to tackle on a daily basis

ConsAt the recent kickoff, the emphasis was very much on what employees can do for Synopsys, with no mention of what Synopsys can do for it's employees. An employee question about 401K match levels was in my view not treated particularly seriously, by a CEO who had been fortunate enough to cash in millions in stock during the course of the year.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on employee development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys full-time

ProsGood atmosphere to work in

ConsToo much pressure at work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All in all is better than average

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsCompany culture is very good.

ConsGrowth space is limited. But is not the company's problem, it's the whole industry's problem

Advice to Senior Managementno comment

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Satisfying thought at the lower end

Senior Applications Consultant II (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsA good place to learn many technologies.

Cons-moving up the ladder can be really slow
-salaries are not competetive, and also not fair amongst employees with same number of years of experience
-Huge tendacy to show favoritism by decision makers, which HR does not adequately manage to keep things fair for all.
- The Fairness Culture is being changed by Managers from Magma, who have a unfair work culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the old culture of synopsys due to which synopsys became a top company does not get diluted due to the new managers after acquisition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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