Synopsys
3.7 of 5 439 reviews
www.synopsys.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

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Good Place to Work, Not good for growth based on talent alone

R&D Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

Pros1. Great Company to work for
2. If you want to innovate, you can always do it as long as you do it in secret as there are peers and espeically your immediate management people who want to project to their senior management that all the innovation happened under them although they did nothing to it.
3. Good overall employee care
4. Corporate management is very good. They are mostly transparent and value their employees.
5. Work environement is decent
6. Flexible working hours

Cons1. Totally pathetic middle management. All most of the first or second level managment does is to satisfy and promote things that will help their own promotions and name.
2. Pretty much zero initiate within the teams to mentor others and provide innovative challenge.
3. Mostly awards and promotions are based on political strings and rarely due to performance/output
4. First/Second level management does not focus on creating good work ethics and environment although the corporate management works that way.
5. More per customer centric. Innovation should be tapped at every level. People are more involved in getting their name rather than showing ethical leadership qualities.
6. Risk taking is very bad. All that is considered is whether the immediate owner will grow or not.
7. If an new idea is projected to immediate managment, most likely it will be shot down and in the background the immediate manager would project the same to higher managment, the same idea as his own creation.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe middle/low management needs to be empowered and recognition should be based on output and customer success. Team culture and mentoring should be encouraged at every level and innovation should be encouraged. Basically, new process to force such culture should be enforced by corporate management.

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    Stable, mature company

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys


    Pros: Good benefits, stock, health insurance, company perks, holidays, etc. Stable company… Cons: No growth, industry is shrinking, competition is fierce Mature company, innovation… Advice to Senior Management: take more risks, don't be afraid to branch into other… More
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    Not a place to grow otherwise a great place to be.

    Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys


    Pros: - Best in EDA - Excellent senior management. They know where… Cons: - Extremely slow growth. Average promotion after 4 years regardless of quality and dedication… Advice to Senior Management: Most employees look up to CEO Aart De Geus, a man of great vision and integrity, an exceptional leader. Excellent… More
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