Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Overall a good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility/work life balance is one of the key reasons why I've stayed here for so long. Co-workers are great.

    Cons

    If you've worked for the company for a long time, compensation isn't that great. In order to get ahead, you'll need to leave the company and come back to get better pay and a promotion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    CAE II

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Synopsys is great place to work

    Cons

    Management needs to be improved


  3. Synopsys at Sunnyvale Review.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy life for most well established products. Nice compensation.

    Cons

    Non-innovative working environment. The high-lever managers are very conservative. They don't take risk easily. So this not a good place for in-house innovation. They usually buy new technology outside.


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  5. Its good to work in one of leading companies in EDA development. Work involves lot of algorithms and programming

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with some very good people in EDA

    Cons

    Company growth is limited to VLSI domain which is more or less fixed over the years


  6. Terrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable to other companies in the same field.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, environment is depressing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    great place it used to be and still the best of the top three EDA.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    smart people, good processes, good compensation, many opportunities, exciting field, mostly good managers.

    Cons

    the research and quality culture is in slow decay. entrenched management. politics impede progress. complacency on the rise. young people see better prospects outside EDA. the know-how is locked in the minds of small number of mature people. with each departure, signifficant loss of value. technology is beyond mature. mostly incremental improvements, except for the courages move with ICC2.

    Advice to Management

    hedge!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company for old people who like static envoronment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CAE II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CAE II in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    static environment, quite, OK salary.

    Cons

    Does not give much dynamics, quick growth

    Advice to Management

    think more about bonuses and methods to appreciate hard workers


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people and work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talent in the employees and encouraged to push your limits

    Cons

    Very hard to grow your career or move into another discpline

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and pay attention when large numbers of employees leave


  10. Helpful (1)

    good balance between work and life

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

    Pros

    comfortable working environment; moderate working load; nice colleagues; good employment stability

    Cons

    too mature industry and slow growth; relatively low salary compared to other software companies


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership. SNPS continues to grow and expand their product lines through R&D and acquisitions. People who work at SNPS stay there for years. They are some of the nicest, most intelligent people I have worked with and we worked well together. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    SNPS is tried and true, reliable, but change takes time as some are set in their way. The culture is supportive to employees and the community, but you won't find start up perks and events here.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more cooperation and equality of the work load between different departments when it comes to projects and company initiatives. Listen to new ideas, try something new, and step out of your comfort zone.



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