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All in all is better than average

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys full-time (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

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 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 (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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    It's a good place to glide

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent people who are polite and for the most part friendly. There is enough to keep busy. Not always micromanaged. Work/Life balance is good. Some technical challenges. Community volunteer work.

    Cons

    Not a place to advance a career. Growth opportunities; limited. Challenging work; limited. Cross-training; limited. Salary increases; limited. Information seems to be guarded so you are on your own especially if you are part of an acquisition. CFO doesn't seem to value IT. Change is not accepted easily. There seems to be a family connection all over the place. The best work is for the favored not necessarily the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the CIO in charge of IT instead of the CFO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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