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Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
463 Reviews

3.8
463 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment (in 66 reviews)

  • The work environment is exciting and there are a bunch of new challenges every week (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 12 reviews)

  • There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Work life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Low stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should make sure long term (5+ yr) employee compensation is in the ballpark of being competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, good work.

    Current Employee - Javascript Developer Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Javascript Developer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    I had a great time working for Synopsys as an intern. The people are very friendly and the work is also very good.

    Cons

    Everybody is very hard working and your seniors will push you to give better output. Which is a good thing actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  3.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual environment in the office

    Cons

    Low payment for intern people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance.
    Colleagues are smart and nice.

    Cons

    EDA is no longer growing.
    Pay is good, but not as much as other top software companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Internship at Synopsys

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    Former Employee - Web Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Web Intern in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    People working are warm and good.

    Cons

    Low salary is given to interns.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company but.......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Planning Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Planning Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    Stable company, leaders in the EDA space. Solid benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Nobody really knows who Synopsys is and what they really do except for those directly involved in the EDS industry. No opportunity for upward career path growth outside the R&D/Engineering teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do a better job by being more involved with their teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    best effort working environment, good for time life balance, good for parents, good for community work entheusists, good for Yoga lovers, gym lovers

    Cons

    compensation not based on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tie compensation to performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid established employer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    HIgh average ability, no BS, results-focused team. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Still a large company, pays less than employers outside of EDA field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for. Growth rate is nice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Sr1  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Sr1 in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and explore

    Cons

    Nothing major which stands out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    Pros

    R&D Engineers are respected and treated well.

    Cons

    The EDA industry is small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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