Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
512 Reviews
3.8
512 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
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer Internship at Synopsys

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

    I worked at Synopsys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People working are warm and good.

    Cons

    Low salary is given to interns.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid established employer.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for. Growth rate is nice.

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and explore

    Cons

    Nothing major which stands out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    R&D Engineers are respected and treated well.

    Cons

    The EDA industry is small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Evolutionary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Adaptation is an option if required

    Cons

    Same as everywhere else in the corporate world

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  8.  

    Watch your back - the axe could fall at any moment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good products to work on, relaxed company culture.

    Cons

    Instead of developing new technologies internally, the company's strategy is to acquire other companies. When a new company is acquired, management has an instant headcount problem. They solve this "problem" by laying off other employees.

    It's a double win for the CEOs - they're making themselves look cutting-edge by acquiring hot new companies, and simultaneously satisfying Wall Street by making it look like they're cutting expenses by reducing headcount.

    Not so good for the regular employees, though; they're left wondering if they're going to be part of the next group of employees getting the axe.

    Looking for a nice secure place to work? Look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect for your employees. Try fostering a culture where new technologies and processes are developed internally, instead of just leeching them from acquired companies. Your employees would probably be more productive if they weren't constantly looking over their shoulder for the next layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall good - though could provide more opportunity for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people - Synopsys doesn't suffer from the overt political nonsense that many EDA companies tend to be afflicted with.
    Good compensation and benefits package.
    Good array of challenging tasks to tackle on a daily basis

    Cons

    At the recent kickoff, the emphasis was very much on what employees can do for Synopsys, with no mention of what Synopsys can do for it's employees. An employee question about 401K match levels was in my view not treated particularly seriously, by a CEO who had been fortunate enough to cash in millions in stock during the course of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on employee development.

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

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very challenging job

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every one is very kind

    Cons

    Provide dinner place when we want to stay till night

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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