Synopsys

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  1.  

    Good technically

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great work-life balane, very flexible timings

    Cons

    Not competitive pay, not many growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    People are nice and helpful, projects are interesting, management are fairly good.

    Cons

    cafeteria is really bad, doesn't have a lot of group activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renovate cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A financially and technologically solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Strong upper management. Financially conservative.

    Cons

    Limited career flexibility. Core EDA is not growing much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, guidance, pressure
    You can have time for yourself

    Cons

    Growth in the company is limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Highly technical people, good perks and compensation, technology leader. The culture is friendly and people keep a lot of personal interaction. There are a lot of social events.

    Cons

    It was my luck that I joined a bad team. My director broke my job contract on the 3rd day of my employment (main reason I left the company in less than a year) and that team had a lot of secrets and work space politics and very bad work life balance. But that is not the norm for the company. I just ended up with a team with bad first and second level managers, I heard they also left the company within few months after me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not break job contract within first week of employment, my contract said that I will report to a director (the main reason I joined and it was part of job negotiations) and 3rd day of employment it was changed to reporting to a senior staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tech Lead

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Curate's egg

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well. Great place if you are good at doing what you're told and lack imagination. Ethnically diverse (but check the team speaks your language).

    Cons

    The mission statement on the badge was completely ignored in my business unit (be brave, strive for version n+1,...). The team I worked with were out of their depth, fairly clueless, and were striving to maintain an "n-1" approach, in a sector where the version "n" (by Cadence) is a fairly easy target. A manager suggested I would be better working at a startup after I told him what needed to be fixed (happy to oblige).

    Software engineering style is as old as the products - I saw stuff like I used to do in the 80's. Nobody appears to know how to do architecture properly, or how to dig out of a mess.

    Cross BU cooperation is near nonexistent, and dev engineers don't get to talk to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire anyone who doesn't have a plan for version n+1. Kill Prime Rail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have not had a good experience, can compare it to 3 other similar jobs in different companies, and all better.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Big company, therefore provides some financial stability, but that is about it.

    Cons

    Poor career planning, micro managing, poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some sign of caring for the employees beyond the top 10%

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    competitive and demanding workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    good and professional people, ability to learn technology

    Cons

    constant rush to achieve something already promised to the customers

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but beware of certain business units within!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Synopsys is undeniably a great performing company, as they are #1 in the EDA tools space. The technical talent they hire is top-notch and it is a very results focused company. CEO is a very motivational speaker and inspires hard work. Working at the MT. View location is probably the best bet to stay involved with numerous opportunities to advance career.

    Cons

    Certain business units are very unethical in the way they treat some of their people and like to assign blame from the bottom up. It nearly borders on criminal to say the least. Stay away from the VG BU!! IF offered a job working under the CAE directors in this BU, run the other way immediately. Synopsys should do a better job or reining in the way these people in this organization operate. For other BUs, everything my be just fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch how some of your BUs operate and be sure they are not laying blame on others to save their own skin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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