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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    Great Company

    Applications Consultant (Current Employee) Marlborough, MA

    ProsSuccessful company, excellent work environment, trusting management.

    ConsInternal information for employee use could be better

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA nice working environment and growing company

    Consdifficult to climb up, no real corporate ladder to move ahead

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    Enjoyed a colleague friendly work environement. Business execution processes

    R&D Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsNice friendly people and some talented researchers. Top management has clear directions. Moderate benefits and time-off policies.

    ConsMid level management tends to have little leadership and insufficient perspectives. Outdated business tracking systems. Stable, maybe too stable, little fluidity to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication across layers of management to be stressed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment and work

    Senior Manager, Software Development (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsTechnically challenging work, nice benefits, open environment, efficiently managed, middle management has say and control in decision making

    ConsDifficult to think of any cons right now

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

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    Enjoying my first week

    CAE (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosloved the company culture pretty libreal and employee friendly

    Consnone as of now. still difficult to comment

    Advice to Senior Managementmore clear perspective abt work and less of corporate jargon

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

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    Very good company to work in.

    Senior CAE II (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood salary, working environment is very good. Work time is flexible and people are very friendly. Has many electrical cars in the compus.

    ConsNot many chance to learn.

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    You are a small nail inside a ship

    Staff CAE (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsRelatively stable and good work-life balance

    Cons1) Promotion is a secret unless being promoted to management position
    2) Low upward mobility due to non-volatile management chain
    3) Annual salary increase slightly above inflation but below national average

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany has doubled in valuation and became industry leader in recent years. Reward your employees accordingly; Understood christmas shutdown was needed during tough economy situation 2-3 years ago; but continuing christmas shutdown when stock is all time high and arguing it's due to employees' request is not ethic.

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

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    Senior Engineer joined Synopsys as result of merger

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company with decent pay and smart co-workers. Good work-life balance,

    ConsBig company with too many meeting and processes which steal from development time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPurchased companies are swallowed in the Synopsys beast leaving only a shell of the former. There are good people, technologies and ideas still there, and these should be further leveraged for a better ROI on your mergers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for

    Corporate Applications Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours. Cutting edge technologies. Fair pay.

    Consdifficult to advance, competition is fierce. Lots of acquisitions so the payroll got big that caused to cut budgets right and left. No stock options unless you are a super star or executive/director. Work can get boring at times. Hardly getting a decent pay raise to keep up with inflation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more stock options for incentives. Have a clear management view about how to let people grow in their career.

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

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    Sales

    Executive Account Manager (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Pros#1 EDA provider with large portfolio to sell from.
    Great work-life balance.
    Opportunities to change job/role within company. Synopsys will hire internally before hiring external candidates. Once you are in, you can stay there until retirement.
    Opportunity to work with some of the smartest R&D architect in the industry.

    ConsAging company and sales force.
    R&D driven company.
    Personal politics and goals get on the way of business growth.
    Slow to make decision - DNA is built consensus and not empower people to make their own decisions.
    Easy to "fly under the radar" and do a minimum work (I understand this can be seen as a pros for some people!!).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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