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Updated August 15, 2018
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    World class technology + Industry leader

    Cons

    Not much perk for employees


  2. "R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Very specific tech area.

  3. "R&D Manager"

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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

    Pros

    Great Solid Company. Cutting edge software development with the best team to work

    Cons

    Poor career growth opportunities and compensation

    Advice to Management

    Need to match market rate for compensation


  4. "The internship was ok"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, different opportunities to learn

    Cons

    My mentor was very busy


  5. "Need more transparency"

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    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Obscured communication about compensation between different employees of the same position

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about compensation of employees


  6. "great team"

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

    Pros

    amazing investments made to train new employees

    Cons

    Heve not seen any so far


  7. Helpful (14)

    "SIG - Where Souls Go To Die"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck (even if below market rate)
    Backed by a successful mothership
    Work-life balance for most (esp the veteran resters and vesters)

    Cons

    Too many to list at this point but really good employees are dropping like flies. And several more are planning on it. And why is this? Could it be because of extremely poor management? Or that only the people at the top got annual increases? Or that the completely WRONG people are in management positions? And get to continue to make terrible decisions and/or get nothing accomplished at all? Or that the strategy changes constantly? Or that we are years behind with our products? Or that we really have no brand, message or culture to speak of and have difficulty attracting new talent?

    Advice to Management

    The morale is very bad at SIG. We need a leader who is a people manager and who understands that his/her people matter. And not just the executives. While this is only part of the numerous issues here, it should be at the top of the list of things to fix as its Business 101 that you cant be truly successful with miserable employees. The recently acquired company is extremely upset with the way they say we are slowly but surely “ruining” what was once a vibrant culture and revered company. They come to visit in San Francisco and are appalled at the sterile office, empty desks and low energy. And they are dropping like flies as well. It’s very bad. Please change leadership. It’s really the only chance we have. The current structure in many departments across the SIG org just does not work. Do a thorough deep dive; you will see.

    Synopsys Response

    Jul 6, 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please contact us at staffing@synopsys.com. We would like to connect and hear more from you.

  8. "Like to work here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like working here. The team atmosphere is good and pay is good.

    Cons

    The product is big so the part you engage is small. It is hard to understand whole picture but still learn a lot.


  9. "Intern"

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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

    Good work life balance, nice, friendly team members

    Cons

    The salary not the most competitive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice, but boring industry"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Payroll Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, in a good location.

    Cons

    Not much innovative drive. "We've always done it this way" mentality.


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