Synopsys Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2020

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4.1
85%
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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
1,107 Ratings
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  • "No cons considering that everything is taken care of regarding employee satisfaction(in 56 reviews)

  • "As a fresher it is good you gain more experience in very less time but as a senior engineer work life balance is not so good(in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "it is hard to explain"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Physical Design Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good atmosphere, work life balance, calture is good

    Cons

    low growth, repitable process of work

  2. "Goood place to work - can be better!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on legacy codes and outdated architectures, making it hard to experiment with new ideas. Most time spent on dealing with fragile code bases, than innovating.


  3. "Good place to work!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a good atmosphere and work life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunate reduction in workforce layoff.

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good paid and Good Benefits and Friendly working Env

    Cons

    no downside that I can see it

  5. "Great, stable company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with long-term employees and low turnover

    Cons

    Lower salaries, low growth prospects, no mentorship for those seeking leadership positions

  6. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Applications Engineer 

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    A well-managed company serving the current environment and preparing for the future

    Cons

    Do not get enough time for improving your own career

  7. "Product Marketing Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    team atmosphere, friendly work environment, approachable management team, provide helpful and useful trainings to employees

    Cons

    Too many procedures and red tapes, too many tools & apps, efficiency goes down when too many red tapes in place

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  8. "Synopsys benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engenear in New York, NY

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    5 day off you can take a year

    Cons

    There are n o t

  9. "Bad place to work"

    1.0
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    It gets the one star only because it is a stable company

    Cons

    It has poor management where favoritism is prevalent. Diversity is only for show-offs and is not practiced. It has no regards for its employees and layoffs are a recurring theme.

  10. COVID-19

    "Review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns get health insurance which has really poor coverage and you have to pay half the premium.

    Cons

    You have to use your own computer and work on corporate Citrix virtual windows desktop which is slow and clunky. No hardware equipment offered. They have unreasonable expectations from interns working virtually on slow Citrix environment and empathy was missing during trying COVID-19 times. There is very little knowledge sharing and some of my team members are very rude towards interns. One of them got angry with me and belittled me in my first week and is still very condescending. This was really upsetting. Expect a lot of grunt work and working on some insane ideas of your team that they cannot implement themselves. They conjure ideas on the fly and expect you to implement it in a jiffy. No overtime pay even though I work for 12 hours a day and also on weekends.

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