Synopsys Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very challenging job

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every one is very kind

    Cons

    Provide dinner place when we want to stay till night

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people..Friendly environment..Great management.. Great work culture..

    Cons

    n o t h i n g . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Synopsys is a great EDA company, one of the pioneers, and continues to have great R+D and product portfolios.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting, challenging projects, great people, a very supportive culture for people who want to dig deep to solve difficult problems.

    Cons

    Some tendency toward bureaucracy, but probably far below average for a company of its size. My experience of the more bureaucratic elements was certainly not stifling and did not have a great impact on productivity. Perhaps more thought should be given to determining the scalability of certain processes before making them mandatory.
    M&A is not always the most effective, nor the most profitable way to advance the business.

    Advice to Management

    Give more thought to current(up-to-date) product deployment practice which is largely absent from EDA: cloud, EDAaaS, for example.

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  5. If I were to rank every company that I worked for in 25 years, Synopsys would rank #1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding work, Outstanding benefits and salary. Top tier product line. The management cares about it's employees and has developed a work environment that fosters inovation and free thinking. Management is always open to new ideas from employees.

    Cons

    There is a sense among employees of yearly impending doom. The belief is that your position is only secure for a one year period that ends just before the annual corporate meetings. I often heard it said "Well I got my ticket to the meeting so I must be safe for the next year".

    Advice to Management

    While my tenure at Synopsys was the highlight of my 25+ year career in semiconductor/eda arena, I would suggest to management that they work on developing a sense of security about an employee's position.

  6. Best Job Ever

    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management team, job flexibility, respected industry leader

    Cons

    limited opportunities for career advancement

  7. Wonderful entry into the corporate world

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits
    Encouraging managers
    Friendly coworkers
    Challenging deliverables

    Cons

    More activities involving coworkers (not that there is a lack of events)
    A bigger gym

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Happy to be here

    • 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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No micromangement. Low stress. Competetive pay. Interesting work

    Cons

    Work not very challenging, sometimes I am bored for not having enough work.

  9. R&D Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Marlborough, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid Company. A lot of flexibility and freedom

    Cons

    Flexibility and freedom come sometimes on the expense of well defined processes and organization

    Advice to Management

    Innovate internally

  10. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys as an intern (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, colleagues are friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    nothing to complain,really, only high living expense for interns in mountain view if I have to say

  11. good stable company, regards employees highly

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable revenues, care for employees welfare

    Cons

    some managers are inexperienced and incompetent

    Advice to Management

    review management training programs. have more anonymous feedback of managers from their employees. Remove managers that are incompetent.

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