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a big company that provides opportunities to grow

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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

most perks of a big company
offices in many countries
provides reasonable opportunities for career enhancement

Cons

not very flexible with "work from home", although that might be particular to my group

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    A good place to learn, grow and help customers

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    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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    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
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