Synopsys

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A good place to learn, grow and help customers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Application Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Application Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Everything is about the customer and their needs, which guides management in the right direction
Integrity is valued by management if not always practiced
Great co-workers
Good work/life balance
Encouraged to learn new technologies and methodologies

Cons

It is a conservative company and isn't willing to invest in development of new technologies and projects. New technology is aquired, not developed. So R&D does a lot of integration and maintenance.
Middle management is comfortable and slow moving. They are more interested in process and maintaning the status quo instead of driving new initiatives or thinking stratigically.
There are few or very restricted opportunities for advancement. (Management entrenched)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a chance on more aggressive in-house development. Don't just buy all your new technology
For the rolling layoffs, don't just target individual contributers. The company would be just fine with fewer VPs and Directors

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    STABLE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, lots of creative freedom.
    Company is very stable.

    Cons

    Little if any praise from senior management after completion of large projects. Lacking in competitive salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agressive with salary increases, at the minumum with market levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Very complex environment made it very challenging but never knew where I stood in meeting expectations.

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    Former Employee - Staff Professional in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Professional in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Employees are very nice and extremely hard working. It's amazing how lean the company runs. Lot's a long hours. Very mixed culturally.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking. It's on a need to know basis and no one seems to be on the need to know list. There's no management by walking around. Most managers sit in there offices with the door closed all day. Managers do communicate at their level but do not communicate to their staff outside the requisite weekly staff meeting. There is a fear factor amongst the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication can go along way. Your staff is working so hard- appreciate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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