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Poor growth opportunity.

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

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Good people
Great work life balance
Opportunity to develop something new is far based on which product line you are on.

Cons

Lowballs compensation
Hidden agenda when recognizing and rewarding people
You have to chase your promotion and raise constantly and/or threaten your existence in the company
You can stagnate and get into niche for years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What happened to the results of the Global Survey which came out saying recognition and salary were to top most dissatisfaction of employees? What was done to address this?

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacks a "team" mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    The technical work is enjoyable, as are interactions with other technical employees.

    Cons

    Direct management does not manage; they dictate and shout and finger point. There is no team, but rather a manager has several people, each working separately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce the stated expectations made of management, rather than allowing satellite locations to be independent and ad-hoc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very family-friendly company, upper management has high integrity

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    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (fully-paid maternity leave, jury duty, etc.), very family-friendly
    Upper management seems truly to care about all employees
    CEO has high integrity, a rarity in the EDA industry

    Cons

    Acquisitions and the resultant "culture shock" not always handled efficiently
    Not enough accountability for middle management
    I once tried to navigate an internal transfer to Switzerland but the associated HR office was located in Germany and had no clue about Swiss laws and policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration of global sites, require better accountability for middle management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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