Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.7 447 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

(343 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment(in 64 reviews)

  • The work environment is exciting and there are a bunch of new challenges every week(in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth(in 12 reviews)

  • There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs(in 16 reviews)

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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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    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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    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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    It is a stable but lackluster working environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSynopsys is a very a stable working environment. It offers competitive benefit and flexibility for life and work balance. Overall, it is good bof people lokking for stability.

    ConsThere is very limited room for growth at Snopsys. Most of the promotions are based on seniority and loyalty rather than performance excellence and innovation and wokring momentum.

    Advice to Senior Managementshake up the unfit upper management. Don't promote/reward based on seniority and loyalty but on performance excellence.

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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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    Do not recommend a CAE role

    Staff CAE (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood benefits
    Staff is mostly friendly
    No micromanagement
    Work from home is not encourage, but permitted (privileges depend on whether you are in good books of the VP)

    ConsLeft the company as the work is boring and there is no growth or appreciation for the CAE work in IG CAE org.
    Sucking up helps in this company
    Poor bonuses and salary increments compared to the industry standard

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to reduce the bureaucracy and recognize and reward real talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well managed stable technology firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, well managed, mature island in rapidly changing high tech industry

    ConsLess cutting edge, most decisions making power focused in the director level

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

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    I would recommend this to experience guys

    Senior CAE (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Pros8hrs work and no pressures

    Consnot good work and not a great payer

    Advice to Senior Managementsuggest to look for what employee want to do.

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

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    Peformance evaluations/reviews/appraisals in Synopsys, a BIG BOGUS

    (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros-A reasonably stable company
    -Allows working remotely and flex time
    -If you are titled "CAE" and you dont perform, be rest assured that you wont be fired.
    If you are titled "CAE" and are among the performers, be rest assured you will not be rewarded in anyway.
    All CAEs in Synopsys are put into one big bucket when it comes to performance evaluation

    Cons-Peformance evaluations/reviews/appraisals in Synopsys are a BIG BOGUS
    -opportunities for professional growth and career advancement are extremely extremely limited
    -There are plenty of folks in our CAE groups who clearly have no work charter, they just come to work browse, chat and go home and the management is perfectly fine with that.
    -Managerment is clearly looking for yes men.
    -Sadly, dissenting opinions and people are squashed. Join this company ONLY if you pledge to always agree with your manager
    -Poor paymaster

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is stagnating, management needs a shakeup.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is good to work in this company. Lots of talent people.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsChallenging job, talent people, stable company

    ConsHard to be promoted in some group.

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

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