Synopsys Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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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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Pros
  • Good work life balance at company (in 67 reviews)

  • Work environment is excellent & benefits are good (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance needs to be improved (in 10 reviews)

  • Limited career growth and below average job satisfaction due to the highly reactive nature of a career in EDA (in 17 reviews)

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  1. good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good leadership at the company level. Stable, and strategic directions are being sought out.

    Cons

    The EDA industry is mature. Otherwise, there is really not much to say.


  2. decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Technical in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO's are great and work atmosphere for the most part is good.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less from India and less family members


  3. Helpful (1)

    Technical Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Culture and good staff to work with it.

    Cons

    The thing that you have to work on your own. But it helps you get to learn many things. No Benefits or Compensations though.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more compensation for interns as providing passes for train or things as such.


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  5. design intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best place to work for

    Cons

    nothing to complain abt .great place to be at

    Advice to Management

    increase in campus wide events


  6. Helpful (1)

    King of EDA

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

    Pros

    Deep technical skills, mature management processes, almost no layoffs

    Cons

    Slow growth, bureaucratic engineering decision making, almost no layoffs

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Best company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R & D Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R & D Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Learning opportunity is huge for memory compiler development. 2. This is the best company to work on Memory IPs.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is an issue 2. There are mostly freshers working on IP development which put more work pressures on Seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve on making project plans.


  8. Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Very good team, technical oriented people. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Move is a bit slow.


  9. great company

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

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

    Pros

    a lot of smart people + a lot of challenging problem and your solution can have big impact to the market

    Cons

    relatively poor benefits (food, 401k, etc) compared to other tech companies in bay area


  10. Helpful (8)

    Great company

    • 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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    The company high level management team has great leadership with clear vision Shifting from eda to software proactively

    Cons

    This industry itself is shrinking. Our semiconductor customers are consolidating. As you could see, avago squired lsi and Broadcom. Intel is close to deal with altera. All Japan semiconductor companies are sinking.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Stable

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.



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