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Stable, mature company

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

I have been working at Synopsys

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, stock, health insurance, company perks, holidays, etc.
Stable company with lots of cash. always meets targets
Systematic structure

Cons

No growth, industry is shrinking, competition is fierce
Mature company, innovation limited, status quo preferred.
too many level of management

Advice to Management

take more risks, don't be afraid to branch into other industries.
promote new ideas, new business model, even internal competition.

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  1. Not a place to grow otherwise a great place to be.

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Best in EDA
    - Excellent senior management. They know where they are going.

    Cons

    - Extremely slow growth. Average promotion after 4 years regardless of quality and dedication to work.
    - Due to this mid-level-to-first level management devotes time to promote themselves alone.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees look up to CEO Aart De Geus, a man of great vision and integrity, an exceptional leader. Excellent top level management specially top 5-6 people. Mid-to-first level managers must care, spend time with and listen to leaf level people.


  2. Synopsys is Steady but Uninspiring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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