Synopsys Reviews

16 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset

16 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Poor growth opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people Great work life balance Opportunity to develop something new is far based on which product line you are on.

    Cons

    Lowballs compensation Hidden agenda when recognizing and rewarding people You have to chase your promotion and raise constantly and/or threaten your existence in the company You can stagnate and get into niche for years

    Advice to Management

    What happened to the results of the Global Survey which came out saying recognition and salary were to top most dissatisfaction of employees? What was done to address this?


  2. Stable, mature company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock, health insurance, company perks, holidays, etc. Stable company with lots of cash. always meets targets Systematic structure

    Cons

    No growth, industry is shrinking, competition is fierce Mature company, innovation limited, status quo preferred. too many level of management

    Advice to Management

    take more risks, don't be afraid to branch into other industries. promote new ideas, new business model, even internal competition.


  3. Good Place to Work, Not good for growth based on talent alone

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great Company to work for 2. If you want to innovate, you can always do it as long as you do it in secret as there are peers and espeically your immediate management people who want to project to their senior management that all the innovation happened under them although they did nothing to it. 3. Good overall employee care 4. Corporate management is very good. They are mostly transparent and value their employees. 5. Work environement is decent 6. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    1. Totally pathetic middle management. All most of the first or second level managment does is to satisfy and promote things that will help their own promotions and name. 2. Pretty much zero initiate within the teams to mentor others and provide innovative challenge. 3. Mostly awards and promotions are based on political strings and rarely due to performance/output 4. First/Second level management does not focus on creating good work ethics and environment although the corporate management works that way. 5. More per customer centric. Innovation should be tapped at every level. People are more involved in getting their name rather than showing ethical leadership qualities. 6. Risk taking is very bad. All that is considered is whether the immediate owner will grow or not. 7. If an new idea is projected to immediate managment, most likely it will be shot down and in the background the immediate manager would project the same to higher managment, the same idea as his own creation.

    Advice to Management

    The middle/low management needs to be empowered and recognition should be based on output and customer success. Team culture and mentoring should be encouraged at every level and innovation should be encouraged. Basically, new process to force such culture should be enforced by corporate management.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Synopsys is Steady but Uninspiring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid financial performance in a negative environment OK work hours for a high tech firm Market leader Some nice people

    Cons

    Career paths do not appear to exist at Synopsys, there's little career progression, and the opportunities for professional growth seem highly limited.

    Advice to Management

    If the economy picks up, Synopsys managers will need to look for ways to retain good people. Right now, there aren't enough carrots--rewards such as raises, educational opportunities, career paths--which can create a very discouraging work environment. It shouldn't be necessary for people to get job offers elsewhere to negotiate being more valued by their company.


  6. Not a place to grow otherwise a great place to be.

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Best in EDA - Excellent senior management. They know where they are going.

    Cons

    - Extremely slow growth. Average promotion after 4 years regardless of quality and dedication to work. - Due to this mid-level-to-first level management devotes time to promote themselves alone.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees look up to CEO Aart De Geus, a man of great vision and integrity, an exceptional leader. Excellent top level management specially top 5-6 people. Mid-to-first level managers must care, spend time with and listen to leaf level people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Synopsys - is it the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with lot of cash reserves. Num 1 in the industry.

    Cons

    Num 1 company does not pay num 1. Management brings in their buddies as Peers instead of promoting employees. Management takes credit for all success and does not share to the teams and employees. Bureaucracy across the board with error resolution being high. Stock offering is bad. It does not move up. Funny thing, they compare with apple when the market falls but with nothing when market moves up.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should not be treated as commodities. Credit and Recognition should be given. Change the Crying baby gets more chocolates, way of treating.



Showing 16 of 630 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

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