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Solid company to work for with many success oriented colleagues

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Industry leader, financially solid, with a stable executive management team. CEO Aart is viewed as industry visionary and is extremely well respected within the employee ranks. Co-CEO Chi Foon is very approachable and is always willing to have open discussions with rank and file employees. Almost all the people that you work with are very customer success driven and the company consistently outperforms the competition and successfully grows the business.

Cons

Company is in an extremely cost driven, commodity market. Customer expectations have created an unhealthy 24/7 environment. All levels of management are under high pressure to grow business while reducing expenses.

Advice to Management

Aart's visionary style does not translate to the GM and Sr VP levels. GMs and Sr VPs have very incremental management styles and they are many times unable or unwilling to make tough choices. They rarely take any true risks. All growth has been through acquisitions and the company strategy is not investing enough in the growth (ie hiring more people) of the core products (bleeding the core product profits too much to fund the IP strategy).

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  1. Big company...

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a settled down system for employee to apply themselves to the company comportably.

    Cons

    Company is going system based way. But it looks some slow sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special


  2. Decent but infuriating.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Many good people. Good pay. Good HR.

    Cons

    Some very bad yet outspoken people. Lots of politics and empire building. Lack of innovation. Strong desire to uphold the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Promote development and new ideas. Address continual poor performers.


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