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UNIX Systems Admin, Sr I – new

Synopsys Mountain View, CA

aspects of UNIX system administration and experience with network… Synopsys

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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  • Good people, but limited advancement opportunity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Doesn't Recommend
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    Smart people, most of them holding graduate degrees. Managers, even several levels up the chain, are usually friendly and generous with their time. Telecommuting is generally allowed at least 1 day a week, although this varies from one group to another.


    Limited advancement opportunities - I once asked a mid-level manager how one could get a promotion and he looked me in the eye and said "know somebody". Sadly, my subsequent experience at the company seems to bear that out. Annual raises tend to be rather small and there are few opportunities to learn new skills.

    Management can make some rather "Dilbert-esque" decisions. It often seems that the product release schedule is dictated by the usually-irrational promises made by the marketing and/or sales departments rather than logic, resulting in fairly frequent crunch-time scenarios. This in turn leads to product quality suffering and unnecessary levels of stress.

    The food in the on-campus cafeterias, while good, is not free, nor is it particularly cheap.

    The engineers work in drab grey cubicles under cheap fluorescent lights.

    Advice to Management

    Promise less, deliver more. Implement a formal and widely-known process for advancement, either through title or improvement of skills (preferably both).

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