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Great high tech company to work for in the valley

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Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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. Helpful (3)

    Cash strapped company with no growth potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great individuals, great minds especially among the old timers. A great place to learn about cutting edge chip technology.

    Cons

    Cash strapped company, cost cutting mentality especially the past 5 years No growth industry translates into no growth company, with two concequences: 1/ no or very few career opportunities, no or very few salary raises and stock 2/ the company is not growing, if you want to move your career ahead you have to be willing to go after your peers (no room for promotion unless somebody leaves). Unfortunately this creates a lot of unproductive tension inside the company - I've seen managers sabotaging projects to push their adversary out. If you strive in such an environment, you'll get your promotion ! If not .... you'll be miserable. On the technical side, don't expect to learn and use cutting edge software development technologies. You'll be working on a legacy code (>20yrs) with old and heavy processes and a software development culture that is innovation adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Synopsys needs to re-invent itself, re-invent it software, its culture and learn to take risks again ... no risks ... no rewards


  2. Helpful (2)

    If EDA is the profession one chooses, Synopsys is the only choice.

    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is stable and comfortable company and perhaps the only EDA company with job security.

    Cons

    It is not a good company for employees that are ambitious and are looking for great career. The industry itself is shrinking and senior employees make sure their position is not getting jeopardized. Hence it's not what you deliver that matters, but how you make the system work for you is what really matters.

    Advice to Management

    The company has grown big with several acquisitions , with it came different corporate cultures and right now the company lacks any culture. The senior management is not trained enough to effectively lead and manage the large organizations.


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