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Helpful (2)

You are a small nail inside a ship

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Relatively stable and good work-life balance

Cons

1) Promotion is a secret unless being promoted to management position 2) Low upward mobility due to non-volatile management chain 3) Annual salary increase slightly above inflation but below national average

Advice to Management

Company has doubled in valuation and became industry leader in recent years. Reward your employees accordingly; Understood christmas shutdown was needed during tough economy situation 2-3 years ago; but continuing christmas shutdown when stock is all time high and arguing it's due to employees' request is not ethic.

Other Employee Reviews for Synopsys

  1. Helpful (3)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    #1 EDA provider with large portfolio to sell from. Great work-life balance. Opportunities to change job/role within company. Synopsys will hire internally before hiring external candidates. Once you are in, you can stay there until retirement. Opportunity to work with some of the smartest R&D architect in the industry.

    Cons

    Aging company and sales force. R&D driven company. Personal politics and goals get on the way of business growth. Slow to make decision - DNA is built consensus and not empower people to make their own decisions. Easy to "fly under the radar" and do a minimum work (I understand this can be seen as a pros for some people!!).


  2. Helpful (1)

    Nice place but not for those who want to advance their careers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and talented people to work with. Good work-life balance. Job security is good because of it's dominant position in the market.

    Cons

    EDA itself is kind of a niche market. Not much good opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics, more transparent and direct communication.


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