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A good place to learn about different chip design methodologies

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Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Smart co-workers, Interesting work and the ability to come up with your own ideas and run with them. (As long as it doesn't require budget) Excellent FTO and work-life balance (Manager dependent). Good exercise (work out) culture. People run, yoga classes....etc.

Cons

Middle management (Directors) are way too comfortable (stuck) in their positions, so they don't take any chances or innovate. All innovation comes from the bottom up. Groups are encouraged NOT to work together even in the same business unit. Good luck getting cooperation from another business unit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a very good team. Even the stagnant middle management would be good if inspired. I think you should try to mix things up and encourage job swapping. So many people have been doing the same thing for over 10-15 years and do things because "that is the way it has always been done" Some reevaluation would go a long way.

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    good company to work for, stable company

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

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    technology company, stable, market leader in it space

    Cons

    big company, feels slow sometimes, can get trapped within the niche sub industry segment once you are there for a while since there are only 3 primary companies in its segment.

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    not much

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    Aggressive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Hard-driving company doing what it takes to be a leader in a competitive, flat, industry
    Challenge their people, pay well with a great bonus and generous time off.
    Always stretching for what can be accomplished
    Aart's charisma

    Cons

    Very competitive business means short term projects with aggressive schedules to meet customer needs. Always a get it done focus can mean sloppy work.
    Tough company for emerging technologies, must have key account driving technology in order to maintain investment > 2 years.
    Upper layers of management are impenetrable
    The center of the universe is in Mtn. View
    High pressure, long hours
    Yearly layoffs keep the workforce mostly young

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