Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
465 Reviews

3.8
465 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
357 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment (in 66 reviews)

  • The work environment is exciting and there are a bunch of new challenges every week (in 40 reviews)


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

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

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Work form home facility, laptop for each employee flexible work timing.

    Cons

    it's a good company to work for, no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
  3.  

    Nice work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Growth rate is slow for juniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fare evaluation

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work in Synopsys HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    None None None None None

    Cons

    Traditional, Not innovative, tons of politics, No Talent mobility,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not value talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Leader in EDA, so get to work on products that make an huge impact on the design of digital products. You get work satisfaction because any electronic product that you pick up will likely be built using products of this company. Smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Does not pay well. Hires fresh graduates but does not invest in their development or growth. A lot of senior folks stick around which does not provide opportunities for young talent to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on rewarding your talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Professional environment but very slow growth

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Financially sound
    2. Treats employees well
    3. Does not expect overtime and project schedule is well planned
    4. Good exposure to best in class tools and training. Get to work with some of the brightest minds.

    Cons

    1. May not get to work on key design modules being in india, more critical work is done in US
    2. Well established team in key centers so difficult to get good work till you have day 8 or so years of exp
    3. Pay is not best in industry.
    4. No or rare onsite opportunities
    5. Very less cross team interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bangalore team is much more capable then your current understanding. Give them more responsibility with fair compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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

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

    Pros

    For EDA, not too may choices. Good culture and nice people.

    Cons

    too stable. Not good for career grow

  10.  

    Great learning place

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

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

    Pros

    technology driven company.
    Good knowledge base
    sharing of information is easy

    Cons

    easier access to live designs and sample work areas to test ability of tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More access to IP solutions within the Org.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to work for , Brilliant people and excellent work

    • 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

    Pros

    Challenging work , lots of opportunity. Best in technology .
    People are simply awesome here.
    Its always good to work around brilliant people.
    Best place to work for.

    Cons

    I hardly find any cons here.

    Recommends

Worked for Synopsys? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.