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"Employees pay a high price for the success of Synopsys - work/life balance is not even an option!"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good initial salary, bonus, benefits, vacation
Evolving technology
Well respected company
Supportive colleagues to commiserate with to help each other to get through the day.

Cons

Salary freezes, bonuses paid according to cronyism; 24/7 workload expected
Middle managers who are out for themselves only!
One on ones are a joke, as managers don't want to hear your questions or feedback, they just want to load on more assignments.
Employees never hear praise or appreciation - only hear about when something is wrong.
There are a lot of two faced people there - especially in middle management.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees with respect and appreciate all that they do to make you successful!

Other Employee Reviews for Synopsys

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company - would love to work there again .."

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    World class upper management with consistent focus on customer satisfaction and core business has made Synopsys the #1 EDA company of the World. The leadership duo of Chi Foon Chan and Art de Geus is a row model for executive teams everywhere as far as operational efficiency, product vision, and high standard of ethics goes.

    Cons

    1) Some middle managers could improve as far as people skills goes.
    2) EDA software architecture paradigm is becoming a bit archane - too focused on (C/C++/Tcl).
    3) EDA as a sector has been stagnant for the past 10 years and has little prospect of growth
    4) Art should expand his guitar musical repertoire :-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience working at Synopsys. Positive attitude. Great work life balance. Great products."

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

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

    Pros

    Very positive work place. Very technically driven management team. Industry leader. Wide array of products. Very good work life balance. Good flexibility. Great relationships. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Not very aggressive in terms of product marketing. But this gives the company a technology flavor. Recently a slight change towards cutting costs have had its slight negative impact. Incessant focus on cutting costs have favored aggressive management styles instead of the traditional respectful management attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Let not the pursuit of profits change the wonderful employee oriented attitude the company enjoyed for many years.

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