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

Synopsys Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 439 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

(339 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment"
    in 62 reviews
  • "Flexible working hours when necessary"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "gt;) Limited opportunities for growth"
    in 11 reviews
  • "There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs"
    in 16 reviews
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    Good company. Plenty of internal politics

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGood benefits vacation, free yoga, few/no shutdowns; Top pay (though average salaries are dropping for new offers); Stable org. charts. Would recommend working there (in R&D). C-level Execs there really care about their people.

    ConsLots of politics. I think this is common in EDA however; Stability of org chart also means no upward opportunities unless someone leaves. This contributes to political environment. The company is technically focused - a non-R&D role is not ideal there. Company is moving to vast sea of tiny cubicles with waist-high partitions [yuck].

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more expansion into adjacent markets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Everything is good except the location

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Marlborough, MA

    ProsExcellent experience but the location isn't good enough.

    ConsThe location isn't good enough I think.

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    A good balance of work and life

    Unix Systems Administrative (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe company is stable.
    Work life balance. The company encourages you to get fit, volunteer, social with coworkers.
    Nice people to work with.
    Flexible hours.

    ConsLack of challenge.
    Compensation.
    No cross training (At least I didn't see any in the past 5+ years.)
    In IT, I don't find bonus.

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    You have to be the self-motivated to achieve greatness in your role.

    Senior Applications Consultant (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsLot of opportunities to learn.

    ConsThere are a lot of people who can get-by by doing the needed minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPorivde better employee benefits. For the size of the company and our current role in the industry, we defintely can do better. Provide better tutition reiumbursement programs and encourage people to learn n grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Prosnormal job with a little bit pressure

    Consnot much new opportunities for

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    Senior CAE II (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Prosgood stable and process defined company, looks very stable

    ConsMay not be very exiting for VLSI engineer

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo early to comment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Job Ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat management team, job flexibility, respected industry leader

    Conslimited opportunities for career advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople work hard here, but you still get great work-life balance.

    ConsCommunication was an issue. Need better interaction across teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    loosing attraction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDeal with exciting Technical challenge

    ConsDeal with not so good upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some respect to the members.

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    Nice company with smart people

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hillsboro, OR

    Prossmart people, challenging problems, industry leader.

    ConsNot many perks. Does not get to go to conferences or publish. Growth is okay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrefer internal people for advancement over hiring from competition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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