Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

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31 Reviews
3.7
31 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
68 Ratings

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you know how to speak up

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Competitive salary
    - Telecom allowed
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Need to master company politics and make contacts outside of your team to survive
    - Do not care about employee's technical growth
    - Like to hire very senior people and many of them are here to retire
    - Too customer centric
    - Lack of personal office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many unreal promises.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Management team very dynamic, ready to help

    Cons

    The gym infrastructure could improve significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a swimming pool.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Senior management takes a very good long-term view of the company and the industry. They take good responsibility for maintaining the computer infrastructure and the office facilities. Although much of the headcount growth is off-shore, they do not do widespread transfers of jobs from the US to off-shore (as their competitor Cadence was doing around 2004-2009). The company is well-positioned as the biggest EDA company. Employee turnover is much lower than many other Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Most of the employees are mid-career or senior career. There's not a lot of employees in their 20's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job: long-term steady planning and growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Synopsys is the BEST place to work!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HR Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - HR Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Great culture, great leadership, ethics, technology and strong pay for performance philosophy compared to other EDA and semiconductor companies in the Valley.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be challenging to make big changes, very consensus driven...which is not a bad thing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognizing that it's not always the higher grade level employees that make the most impact - continue to value all employees and you will continue to build a strong and loyal employee base. Very satisfied overall though.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Very supportive of local community non-profit efforts. Very friendly staff. Opportunities for growth. Great support from management. Flexible working hours when necessary.

    Cons

    Company has a mandatory shut down two times a year. Only given 18 days of PTO, in which 15 days are used for shutdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership. Company is strong with cash and has flexibility within their market space for additional aquisitions. Synopsys is a true leader in the EDA space.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a good company

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

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    it's a good company overall

    Cons

    working hours is too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more attention to R&d

    Approves of CEO

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