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Helpful (2)

You are a small nail inside a ship

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staff CAE in Mountain View, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior Engineer joined Synopsys as result of merger

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with decent pay and smart co-workers. Good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Big company with too many meeting and processes which steal from development time.

    Advice to Management

    Purchased companies are swallowed in the Synopsys beast leaving only a shell of the former. There are good people, technologies and ideas still there, and these should be further leveraged for a better ROI on your mergers.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Cutting edge technologies. Fair pay.

    Cons

    difficult to advance, competition is fierce. Lots of acquisitions so the payroll got big that caused to cut budgets right and left. No stock options unless you are a super star or executive/director. Work can get boring at times. Hardly getting a decent pay raise to keep up with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Give more stock options for incentives. Have a clear management view about how to let people grow in their career.

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