Synopsys

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

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

I have been working at Synopsys

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Synopsys is Steady but Uninspiring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Poor growth opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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