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Synopsys is Steady but Uninspiring

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Solid financial performance in a negative environment
OK work hours for a high tech firm
Market leader
Some nice people

Cons

Career paths do not appear to exist at Synopsys, there's little career progression, and the opportunities for professional growth seem highly limited.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If the economy picks up, Synopsys managers will need to look for ways to retain good people. Right now, there aren't enough carrots--rewards such as raises, educational opportunities, career paths--which can create a very discouraging work environment. It shouldn't be necessary for people to get job offers elsewhere to negotiate being more valued by their company.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Synopsys

  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you know how to speak up

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Competitive salary
    - Telecom allowed
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Need to master company politics and make contacts outside of your team to survive
    - Do not care about employee's technical growth
    - Like to hire very senior people and many of them are here to retire
    - Too customer centric
    - Lack of personal office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many unreal promises.

    Approves of CEO
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