Synopsys

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Very challenging job

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Every one is very kind

Cons

Provide dinner place when we want to stay till night

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Watch your back - the axe could fall at any moment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good products to work on, relaxed company culture.

    Cons

    Instead of developing new technologies internally, the company's strategy is to acquire other companies. When a new company is acquired, management has an instant headcount problem. They solve this "problem" by laying off other employees.

    It's a double win for the CEOs - they're making themselves look cutting-edge by acquiring hot new companies, and simultaneously satisfying Wall Street by making it look like they're cutting expenses by reducing headcount.

    Not so good for the regular employees, though; they're left wondering if they're going to be part of the next group of employees getting the axe.

    Looking for a nice secure place to work? Look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect for your employees. Try fostering a culture where new technologies and processes are developed internally, instead of just leeching them from acquired companies. Your employees would probably be more productive if they weren't constantly looking over their shoulder for the next layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall good - though could provide more opportunity for career advancement

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people - Synopsys doesn't suffer from the overt political nonsense that many EDA companies tend to be afflicted with.
    Good compensation and benefits package.
    Good array of challenging tasks to tackle on a daily basis

    Cons

    At the recent kickoff, the emphasis was very much on what employees can do for Synopsys, with no mention of what Synopsys can do for it's employees. An employee question about 401K match levels was in my view not treated particularly seriously, by a CEO who had been fortunate enough to cash in millions in stock during the course of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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