Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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Updated February 27, 2015
228 Reviews
3.6
228 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
228 Ratings

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.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership. SNPS continues to grow and expand their product lines through R&D and acquisitions. People who work at SNPS stay there for years. They are some of the nicest, most intelligent people I have worked with and we worked well together. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    SNPS is tried and true, reliable, but change takes time as some are set in their way. The culture is supportive to employees and the community, but you won't find start up perks and events here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more cooperation and equality of the work load between different departments when it comes to projects and company initiatives. Listen to new ideas, try something new, and step out of your comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    challenging and exciting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    challenging and exciting in core development

    Cons

    too much work day and night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Very technical peers to work with and always something to learn

    Cons

    Very political at management level and layoffs at good time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable company,

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Great senior management, they know what need to be done. Make right decision at the right time

    Cons

    Stagnant growth potential. Benefits are ok, not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    very friendly team, very smart people

    Cons

    not a growing industry, tight deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company overall

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with good team member

    Cons

    Not to much of grow opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    review of synopsys

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary. job security. goofd work environment.

    Cons

    old and beaurocratic. too much sales oriented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Established Tax Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable office culture. An older company, in terms of a technology company. Team works well together. Good work-life fit. Newer office space.

    Cons

    None really. Not too many stresses from my level. Office location is somewhat difficult to get to, not great freeway choices. But company has flexible work arrangements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good company , treats employees well

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Tech Lead

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

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    compensation and benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    no growth and suffocating culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better growth opportunities in support organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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