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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    Excellent people but a little old school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe work culture is relaxed but people are mostly driven.

    ConsA little old school about facilities and work infrastructure.

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

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    Wonderful entry into the corporate world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing benefits
    Encouraging managers
    Friendly coworkers
    Challenging deliverables

    ConsMore activities involving coworkers (not that there is a lack of events)
    A bigger gym

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

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

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    Good if you want a job and not a carreer

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThis is a reasonably stable and profitable company. I understand there were no layoffs during the 2007/2008 downturn, and there is something to be said for that. They allow flex time and working remote. I think if you just want a place to ignore politics, put in your 40 hours and go home you will be pretty happy here. Don't expect any raises or promotions if you do that but you probably won't get fired either.

    ConsCons are significant if you are looking to advance your career:

    -Limited opportunities for advancement.
    -Limited room for professional growth. You really have to push hard to do anything interesting.
    -Dissenting opinions and people are squashed. Upper management wants yes men.
    -Lots of mediocre talent wandering the halls
    -Mediocre salary

    As I mentioned in the pros section, if you're looking for a place to put in your 40 hours and then go home then Synopsys isn't a bad choice. However, I do not feel like hard work and excellence are recognized or appreciated. As is the case with many large corporations, hard work is rewarded with more hard work and raised expectations without a promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs a shakeup. The company is stagnating. When growth comes primarily through acquisitions that should tell you something about the amount of innovation going on inside company walls....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good exposure

    Senior R&D Engineer I (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosgood learning and exposure right from the start

    Conscompensatoion and benefits are not great

    Advice to Senior Managementreview compensatoin across Business units to make it consistant . bigger and profitable BU's workforce are paid more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsConservative; great values and ethics; good and caring management levels; cutting edge technology; stable cocmpany. Offers flexibility in work

    Conslimited career development; work can get repetitive.
    Salary not all that great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A stable company and good work enviorment

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsA stable company and good work enviorment

    Conswork pressure is sometimes take away the peace

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    Good company

    R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood working environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Management with integrity
    Family friendly, long vacations

    ConsRisk aversion, so-so benefits, limited opportunities due to the highly specialized industry.

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

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    Happy to be here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo micromangement. Low stress. Competetive pay. Interesting work

    ConsWork not very challenging, sometimes I am bored for not having enough work.

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

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    Technically Solid and stable company

    IT Architect (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat leadership, good vision about the business

    ConsConservative. quickly one can hit the dead end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about employee welfare and package based on economic situation.
    Try to share some profits with employees

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

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    salary is just so so

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe life-work balance seems good

    Conssalary of the position is just so so

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

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