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Poor growth opportunity.

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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

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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?

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very family-friendly company, upper management has high integrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company in a slow moving industry

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Synopsys is a very ethical company and treats employees and customers well for the most part. The pay scales are quite good and the work environment is very engineering driven, which is a huge plus for R&D Engineers and CAEs. There are lots opportunities to grow and become a technical expert in your chosen areas of expertise. Politics is quite minimal compared to other mid to large size companies.

    Cons

    The EDA industry is quite mature and opportunities for growth in the industry have to be quite conservative. So if you prefer being in a high growth industry this may not be your cup of tea.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding value for our Customers and taking market share from our competitors. Synopsys is doing a great job with internal innovation and we should continue to push to become the market leader, not just in terms of market cap but also revenues and profitability.


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