Synopsys
3.7 of 5 413 reviews
www.synopsys.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Synopsys Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.7 413 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

(320 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 50 reviews
  • "Flexible working hours when necessary"
    in 22 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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A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWork life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

ConsLow stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should make sure long term (5+ yr) employee compensation is in the ballpark of being competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys full-time

ProsGood Pay, balanced work and life, ESPP is good

ConsLess chances of growth, 401k sucks

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

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Solid company culture

Operations (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe leadership team is by far the strongest in the industry. Business processes are well designed for efficiency and ease of use. If you want to work on high impact projects, you can. Career growth can be slow but if you prepare and do the work - you can get there.

ConsLack of change in the organization can be perceived as a real barrier to innovation and opportunity. Everyone is very professional. It's not a place where people have fun at work though.

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

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Great people, good work.

Javascript Developer Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Synopsys as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had a great time working for Synopsys as an intern. The people are very friendly and the work is also very good.

ConsEverybody is very hard working and your seniors will push you to give better output. Which is a good thing actually.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsCasual environment in the office

ConsLow payment for intern people

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Good company to work for

Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good work/life balance.
Colleagues are smart and nice.

ConsEDA is no longer growing.
Pay is good, but not as much as other top software companies.

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

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Summer Internship at Synopsys

Web Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople working are warm and good.

ConsLow salary is given to interns.

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Good Company but.......

Sales Planning Analyst (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable company, leaders in the EDA space. Solid benefits and compensation.

ConsNobody really knows who Synopsys is and what they really do except for those directly involved in the EDS industry. No opportunity for upward career path growth outside the R&D/Engineering teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement could do a better job by being more involved with their teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent company

Senior Staff R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 10 years

Prosbest effort working environment, good for time life balance, good for parents, good for community work entheusists, good for Yoga lovers, gym lovers

Conscompensation not based on performance

Advice to Senior Managementtie compensation to performance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid established employer.

Senior Software Engineer II (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHIgh average ability, no BS, results-focused team. Good work/life balance.

ConsStill a large company, pays less than employers outside of EDA field.

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

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