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Synopsys Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  1. "Director of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and open culture where honest debate is encouraged.

    Cons

    G&A functions are understaffed as part of overall cost containment. Business processes should be improved to streamline work and free up cycles

    Advice to Management

    Invest in developing manager capability. Too many people have people management responsibility without proper development and feedback.


  2. "Good work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technical work that is challenging.

    Cons

    Large teams with slower decision processes.

  3. "R&D at HQ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Challenging problems to solve.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not great.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, friendly people, good pay.

    Cons

    OK, no many new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Change people.


  5. "FANTASTIC company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Your hard work will be appreciated
    The culture is AMAZING!
    Synopsys values people and recognizes their accomplishments

    Cons

    I haven't encountered anything significant.


  6. "Senior Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Always having the best CAD tool experience

    Cons

    The IP service turn around time is quick and high pressure


  7. "Great place to work"

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    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow your career. People stay a long time because of the culture and belief in our common goal.

    Cons

    Some teams could use more resources to make projects move faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes to make Synopsys even better positioned for the future.

  8. "A very process oriented with many talented people"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized. Almost everything is planned. Rigorous testing and QA to ensure product quality. Working with cutting edge solution to enable big semiconductor eco system.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Not agile enough to deal with fast changing landscape. Politics and inter-group collaboration can be improved . Need faster response to catch more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More risk tolerance for failures. Great product requires innovative ideas


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    "R&D Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a pretty stable company.

    Cons

    Not seeing a lot progress.


  10. "Stable and reliable conservative tech firm - but stacked at the top with career blockers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    If you are looking for job security, can play a good game of politics and value a regular paycheck over opportunities and career growth, it doesn't get much better than this. Nice campus and food. Fairly decent work-life balance and company reputation. Good on the resume.

    Cons

    No room for growth;certain insecure and entrenched long-term leadership who haven't been out of the room they are in for years....


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