Synopsys Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Synopsys is a stable company with good management in general and an excellent reputation with customers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, great customers, nice new facilities (buildings, gym, cafeterias, etc.) and an interesting set of products that allow you to keep learning.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit, some are very reactive; sometimes it can be hard to adapt to the changing climate of priorities. Folks are not terribly social--they work hard and then head home to their families.

  2. Overall a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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

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  5. Synopsys at Sunnyvale Review.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Good company for old people who like static envoronment

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    Current Employee - Senior CAE II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CAE II in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very technical peers to work with and always something to learn

    Cons

    Very political at management level and layoffs at good time

  9. Helpful (1)

    Established Tax Department

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable office culture. An older company, in terms of a technology company. Team works well together. Good work-life fit. Newer office space.

    Cons

    None really. Not too many stresses from my level. Office location is somewhat difficult to get to, not great freeway choices. But company has flexible work arrangements.

  10. Helpful (1)

    very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very friendly team, very smart people

    Cons

    not a growing industry, tight deadlines

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fair enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and helpful, projects are interesting, management are fairly good.

    Cons

    cafeteria is really bad, doesn't have a lot of group activities

    Advice to Management

    Renovate cafeteria.

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