Synopsys

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Great high tech company to work for in the valley

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Synopsys is on the cutting edge of silicon valley technology. Its a great people friendly culture that has many opportunities for growth. There are many bright people here to work for, given that it is in the EDA industry which means that you need a masters of PhD in EE to understand what the advanced software that they design does. (Designs computer chips is a good basic overview of what the software is used for). I would highly recommend working here, as I have not met anyone who is unhappy and looking for a job somewhere else. Become a synopsoid!

Cons

I would say the only downside is that it is very hard to understand the product that synopsys makes, from a business perspective. Everything is extremely complicated and must be explained by an engineer if you are to understand what is going on. This can make it hard to really see what is going on when you are doing the business model, because these companies that you are working with make products that are near impossible to understand. Even though there are cheat sheets provided to sum up what is going on, it is still very complicated and confusing at times.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    -Company truly believes in work/life balance ethic for its employees.
    -Synopsys has one of the most professional and respectful workforce I've ever seen.
    - The benefits offered to employees while not great but pretty competitive.
    - Synopsys has a classy management team. Communication is clear and the people are honest. One would never expect any shady behavior from the Synopsys management team.
    -Company also believes in and promote excellent customer service, for both internal and external customers.

    Cons

    Technology is boring. Company is not innovative. Growth is only achieved by adding market shares from acquisitions. Thus there are not a lot of career opportunities at Synopsys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do something innovative instead of acquisitions.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in shrinking market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Great Company with an interesting set of products. In spite of being in a highly competitive industry with price being the primary competitive tool, Synopsys manages to do well because it has a good set of engineers and good customer support.
    Most groups have a decent set of folks who are amicable and professional at their work. Having bought a lot of technology, there are several people who are from start-ups and have plenty of experience in getting successful products to market. Makes it an enriching work experience.

    Cons

    Need to be well connected with the management. At the least, time served in the company is more important than talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management makes it hard to listen to your people and customers. Be it engineering or marketing, take time to listen to your grunts. They really have the pulse of the customer.

    Also, too much of in-breeding as most folks will bring in viewpoints from either Mentor Graphics or Cadence.

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