Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Good place for interns

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Environment, lots of extremely intelligent people around.

    Cons

    Pay is comparatively low for interns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    King of EDA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Deep technical skills, mature management processes, almost no layoffs

    Cons

    Slow growth, bureaucratic engineering decision making, almost no layoffs

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Best company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R & D Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R & D Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Learning opportunity is huge for memory compiler development. 2. This is the best company to work on Memory IPs.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is an issue 2. There are mostly freshers working on IP development which put more work pressures on Seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve on making project plans.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance Sophisticated Technology

    Cons

    No hike or increments Working on bug fixing


  6. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&Amp; D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&Amp; D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Very good team, technical oriented people. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Move is a bit slow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Benefit

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Benefit is above average, especially employee stock purchase program which give 2 year look back.

    Cons

    Not much on retirement benefit.


  8. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R & D Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R & D Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of smart people + a lot of challenging problem and your solution can have big impact to the market

    Cons

    relatively poor benefits (food, 401k, etc) compared to other tech companies in bay area


  9. Helpful (8)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    The company high level management team has great leadership with clear vision Shifting from eda to software proactively

    Cons

    This industry itself is shrinking. Our semiconductor customers are consolidating. As you could see, avago squired lsi and Broadcom. Intel is close to deal with altera. All Japan semiconductor companies are sinking.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Marketing Communications Programs Manager

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great innovative company. Supportive environment. Leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Not enough time to get it all done.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all your contributors and not just the Executive levels. There are many people on staff who are not rewarded monetarily for all their contributions.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior r&d engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management. Well balanced work environment.

    Cons

    Limited promo opportunities. Low salary increase rate.



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