Synopsys Overview

  • Mountain View, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • Company - Public (SNPS)
  • Computer Hardware Development
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

Smart Everything—From Silicon to Software Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we live and work. The Internet of Things. Autonomous cars. Wearables. Smart medical devices. Secure financial services. Machine learning and computer vision. ...

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2011(#25)

Company Updates

July 1, 2022
At Synopsys, our people are our greatest asset! We’re committed to activating and supporting programs for our employees to thrive and develop in their career, collaborate, and build communities that foster innovation and belonging. Our comprehensive benefits are tailored to meet the unique needs of each employee and their families. We are honored to be recognized as a top Technology & Information company in the Top Companies Industry Edition for 2022!
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July 1, 2022
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We recognize that the mental health of our employees is as important to their overall wellbeing as their physical health. That’s why we offer Global Recharge Days to help employees reduce stress, find their focus, build resilience and come back with more energy. We encourage them to relax, recharge, and spend time taking care of themselves.
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Synopsys Reviews

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Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
1,632 Ratings
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Current Employee, more than 3 years


Jan 24, 2022 - Consultant in Bloomington, IN
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


Work Culture, Manager discretion, Teammates, Diversity, Transparency.


Does not meet salary expectations

Advice to Management

Increasing salary or adding incentives will definitely cheer up the employees
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Diversity & Inclusion at Synopsys

(686 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Synopsys, diversity is in everything we do. We’re a company of 14,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world. There is a richness to our global reach, as we benefit from the beauty and legacy of many cultures. With that benefit comes obligation—to invest in our people, to empower their voices, and to promote equality and opportunity for all. Because when you work in a culture of trust, you’re more likely to bring your best, most authentic self forward—speaking up, sparking ideas, and sharing solutions. That’s what drives true innovation.

We actively encourage and celebrate the diversity of our teams, talent pipelines, and candidate sources. And to ensure equity and in

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How is diversity at Synopsys?

...There is a great diversity culture, one learns a lot from people all over the world...Read More

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Synopsys Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online43%
Employee Referral22%
Campus Recruiting19%

  1. FPGA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Synopsys (Sunnyvale, CA)


    There were total 5 rounds of interview. Started with hiring manager, very nice person, he introduced himself first and then explained the detail of the role and what can candidate expect in day to day activities.

    2nd round interview with the junior level of engineer, it went really well, most of the questions were entry level questions. She planned well and touched almost all the technical areas.

    3rd round interview with director, sweet person, no technical questions but went more like a casual talk which is what candidate expected from the director level of person. He also explained the role in detailed way and what they expect from me as well.

    4th round with senior architect, he claimed that he knew everything about FPGA, so he asked me to talk about breadth and depth of FPGA, few specific questions about architecture and timing constraints. Overall positive in 4th round.

    5th round with senior manger who leads verification team in Bangalore, India. First of all, he came 30 mins late for the interview, he didn’t introduce himself, he didn’t turn on camera in video interview but my camera was on. He asked me to design a circuit that detects a 1ns asynchronous pulse, I designed using transparent latch in FPGA, but he said there is no transparent latch exist in FPGA, I really don’t how to respond for that. Next he struggled to frame the questions related to timing constraints, but I was able to figure out what he was trying to ask, after I gave a answer, he said I should have told that answer in the beginning in rude manner. At last he asked whether I have any questions to ask him, I said yes and asked him what is your role and responsibility, I already knew that he is senior a manager but my intention was to know how person leads verification team in Bangalore, India works with FPGA teams that design emulation product in Sunnyvale, CA. In reply he said that I don’t have to know about it and disconnected the call indecent manner.

    What l learnt from this 5th round is how toxic the work culture in India Office. The people who interviewed me from the Sunnyvale office were really good and very professional but the person from Bangalore was really horrible, he literally abused me in the interview, it almost took week time to realize what just happened in the 5th round. I never ever thought that I will experience such unprofessional treatment from company like a Synopsys!

    Advice to the hiring team, Synopsys must train the hiring team and teach how to treat the candidate.

    How to solve setup and hold time violation, Name few techniques. Write RTL code for shift register. How to handle clock domain crossing and name few techniques. How to do floor planning. Write a RTL code latch. Design a circuit to detect 1ns asynchronous signal. What is name space in python. How to constrain asynchronous signal. When to use set max delay.

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Synopsys Awards & Accolades

  • 2020 Forbes America's Best Employers for DiversityForbes2020
  • Forbes Global Worlds Best EmployerForbes2020
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to WorkGlassdoor2011
  • America's Top CompaniesForbes2009
  • Fortune 500Fortune2015

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What is paid time off like at Synopsys?

...They give you time off when needed, flexible, managers have been really nice and supportive...

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People Also Ask about Synopsys

Employees rate Synopsys 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 2,948 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2011, Synopsys employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Synopsys, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Synopsys and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 81% of employees would recommend working at Synopsys to a friend. This is based on 2,638 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

73% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Synopsys as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Synopsys.

82% of employees think that Synopsys has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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