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Synopsys Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
546 Reviews
3.7
546 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An awesome work culture with good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAE in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - CAE in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can only talk about Pros, I believe, because, Synopsys is a right place for someone who wants to live a life of human and not robot.
    The flexibility that the company allows for it's employees is something which I've not seen else where. The beauty of it lies in the transparency in the hierarchy of management. It is as simple as a jabber ping to anyone in the organisation to talk about any detail. There are no hidden barrier, not allowing employees to know what is happening or keeping them in dark.
    The over all taking-care is quite good in here. It is peaceful. Everyone around are so nice & knowledgeable. & it ensures to deliver QUALITY products.
    Albeit, it is the leader in EDA tools today, I'm sure, It will shine even more in the coming days. I've loved my stay here, so far & would love to be here for years to go by!

    Cons

    Hike is lil stingy. be more lenient in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All i can think of is:
    1) The hiring committee should be more stringent. Do not take candidates just to fill the requisition. Let the quality matter.
    2) Ensure, accruing companies, but, not at the cost of risking employee's perks.
    3) Yes, synopsys is custome driven & you do a lot for your customer - yet, the employees should be given first preference in terms of luxury and perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    "impactful", Good work culture, Strong values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Highly technical work. Good opportunities to learn.
    And above all you can create an impact by working on software which is very critical to electronics industry.
    No unnecessary pressure. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    complex code base. Many senior software developers have been in Synopsys for almost a decade, and have lots of knowledge but they lack will to share.
    New projects are less, mostly we are maintaining decades old code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment , Great place to work

    Cons

    There is no fixed bonus YOY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and ethics.

    Cons

    Limited scope in EDA industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good working place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, working environment, learning, training, stable

    Cons

    Slow company growth, bad competition between groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the rule to provide consistent benefit and target between groups
    Need good incentive rule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best EDA company, one of the top software company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Life-work balance.
    Competitive salary.
    Good working environment.
    Very nice colleagues and managers.

    Cons

    Only put your salary at a competitive level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much communicating.
    I love it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Why Synopsys VIP Development?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging & Dynamic work, best of work environments, best of minds & extensive experiences to interact with, flexible work-hours & lastly - good payoff.

    Cons

    Stagnant work structure under certain specific domains that cause slow-down in work & results do not remain predictable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Top 10 Employers in the bay area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, technology and culture

    Cons

    We should consider upping 401k matching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work. Excellent environment & truly world class Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is excellent & benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very slow growth, moving to higher grades is very Slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation mechanism, IT department is worse in Compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and good place to settle if you have family!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good. Great managers with technical knowledge. Good experincied team members in most of the teams. Communication skill and people soft skills exhibited by managers definitely deserves appreciation! Great place to have a blaved family and work life!!

    Cons

    Not good in compensation compared VLSI current market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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