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All in all is better than average

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

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Company culture is very good.

Cons

Growth space is limited. But is not the company's problem, it's the whole industry's problem

Advice to ManagementAdvice

no comment

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Synopsys is a great EDA company, one of the pioneers, and continues to have great R+D and product portfolios.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting, challenging projects, great people, a very supportive culture for people who want to dig deep to solve difficult problems.

    Cons

    Some tendency toward bureaucracy, but probably far below average for a company of its size. My experience of the more bureaucratic elements was certainly not stifling and did not have a great impact on productivity. Perhaps more thought should be given to determining the scalability of certain processes before making them mandatory.
    M&A is not always the most effective, nor the most profitable way to advance the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more thought to current(up-to-date) product deployment practice which is largely absent from EDA: cloud, EDAaaS, for example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Appraisal process in certain CAE groups is a sham

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Limited work pressure, good company if you are amongst the ones who just wants to glide through

    Cons

    Appraisal process is a big sham in IG CAE groups. There's no correlation between the feedback you receive and evaluation of your performance by your peers. This is indeed very disappointing. You can receive excellent peer feedback and yet have a stagnated career, just because your management doesnt like you. In my previous company, we had a 360 degree feedback system where the feedback about the managers was collected from the reports and provided to the managers for bettering their performance. However, in Synopsys, there's nothing like a 360 degree feedback system, only your managers can evaluate you, your opinon of your managers does not matter, They are ridiculously empowered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give engineers a fair opportunity to evaluate the managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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