Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
512 Reviews
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512 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Top 10 Employers in the bay area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, technology and culture

    Cons

    We should consider upping 401k matching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Successful company, excellent work environment, trusting management.

    Cons

    Internal information for employee use could be better

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

    Well run, top notch leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very stable, Lot's of opportunities to grow, customers are treated very well. Values and ethics of the leadership are unquestionable. Leadership with a technical background is perfect for a tech company. Career growth is possible with the right initiative.

    Cons

    Culture of too many meetings and e-mails: engineering works gets compromised. "Difficult" customers are tolerated. Sometimes leadership is too conservative. Lay offs on good times also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful in buying new companies....too many klunkers in the recent past (Virage!!!). Also, sometimes the new company leadership changes the existing work flows in a negative way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, good work.

    Current Employee - Javascript Developer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Javascript Developer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great time working for Synopsys as an intern. The people are very friendly and the work is also very good.

    Cons

    Everybody is very hard working and your seniors will push you to give better output. Which is a good thing actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance.
    Colleagues are smart and nice.

    Cons

    EDA is no longer growing.
    Pay is good, but not as much as other top software companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    R&D Engineers are respected and treated well.

    Cons

    The EDA industry is small.

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

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people..Friendly environment..Great management.. Great work culture..

    Cons

    n o t h i n g . . . . . . . . . .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very challenging job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every one is very kind

    Cons

    Provide dinner place when we want to stay till night

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Synopsys is a great EDA company, one of the pioneers, and continues to have great R+D and product portfolios.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting, challenging projects, great people, a very supportive culture for people who want to dig deep to solve difficult problems.

    Cons

    Some tendency toward bureaucracy, but probably far below average for a company of its size. My experience of the more bureaucratic elements was certainly not stifling and did not have a great impact on productivity. Perhaps more thought should be given to determining the scalability of certain processes before making them mandatory.
    M&A is not always the most effective, nor the most profitable way to advance the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more thought to current(up-to-date) product deployment practice which is largely absent from EDA: cloud, EDAaaS, for example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If I were to rank every company that I worked for in 25 years, Synopsys would rank #1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, Outstanding benefits and salary. Top tier product line. The management cares about it's employees and has developed a work environment that fosters inovation and free thinking. Management is always open to new ideas from employees.

    Cons

    There is a sense among employees of yearly impending doom. The belief is that your position is only secure for a one year period that ends just before the annual corporate meetings. I often heard it said "Well I got my ticket to the meeting so I must be safe for the next year".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While my tenure at Synopsys was the highlight of my 25+ year career in semiconductor/eda arena, I would suggest to management that they work on developing a sense of security about an employee's position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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