Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior r&d engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management. Well balanced work environment.

    Cons

    Limited promo opportunities. Low salary increase rate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very Stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Synopsys has reasonable work/life balance and decent compensation. The people are high quality if not energetic. The culture has integrity. The company is stable and you can work here happily for years.

    Cons

    There is some politics at the mid-management level. Different business units operate with barely any coordination between them, despite having the same customers. The company is slow-growing, with most of the management positions filled and little employee turnover, so career development speed is not on pace with a startup.


  3. Good people, but limited advancement opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, most of them holding graduate degrees. Managers, even several levels up the chain, are usually friendly and generous with their time. Telecommuting is generally allowed at least 1 day a week, although this varies from one group to another.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities - I once asked a mid-level manager how one could get a promotion and he looked me in the eye and said "know somebody". Sadly, my subsequent experience at the company seems to bear that out. Annual raises tend to be rather small and there are few opportunities to learn new skills. Management can make some rather "Dilbert-esque" decisions. It often seems that the product release schedule is dictated by the usually-irrational promises made by the marketing and/or sales departments rather than logic, resulting in fairly frequent crunch-time scenarios. This in turn leads to product quality suffering and unnecessary levels of stress. The food in the on-campus cafeterias, while good, is not free, nor is it particularly cheap. The engineers work in drab grey cubicles under cheap fluorescent lights.

    Advice to Management

    Promise less, deliver more. Implement a formal and widely-known process for advancement, either through title or improvement of skills (preferably both).


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  5. Work at Synopsys

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with competitive compensation and benefits portfolio.

    Cons

    As in any other big company it depends on your particular team you working in: even if overall picture is good there are always some black spots.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good stable company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top notch brand in EDA industry, Flexibility, chances of more suitable internal jobs. Good work life balance, you have unlimited options if you are willing to go out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Growth is slow, FTOs are removed last year I am not sure how ETO will work as it is giving more power to Managers. Most of the managers are mature and understanding but it may be a problem if you don't have good relation with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find other business areas for future growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Skilled engineers Good co-operation within teams Good work-life balance

    Cons

    slow salary raises limited growth opportunities


  8. Helpful (1)

    Pretty Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good technology. A real engineering focused company. Good comp.

    Cons

    Political. More bad managers than good. Wish there was more opportunity for trainings and promotions. Update your website for the love all of things holy! It looks like its from 2001.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pace. It is a steady place to work. Continue to listen to your employees.


  9. Its the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Love it

    Cons

    All is good.very helpful management

    Advice to Management

    all is good


  10. Inconsistent policies and work appreciation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Synopsys (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting work, but working hard doesn't seem to have an upside, but not working hard doesn't seem to have a downside.

    Cons

    Working hard doesn't seem to have an upside, but not working hard doesn't seem to have a downside.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the value of individuals, not just of "policies".


  11. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company, can be much better depends on BU

    Cons

    Manager is much important. Some are not sharing.



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