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Updated Sep 17, 2021

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4.1
84%
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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
1,380 Ratings
Pros
  • "good company if you want to have a very good work-life balance(in 354 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, good work(in 150 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No work life balance in Synopsys(in 65 reviews)

  • "Limited career growth (unless you become friends with your group leader)(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Great place to work with great people

      Nov 7, 2020 - Senior Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people and their dedication to bring the best technically

      Cons

      Company has grown fast from a niche space EDA software company to a high mid-range software conglomerate with a wealth of great products. From a market standpoint this causes stock analyst to compare Synopsys to other software conglomerates which are in broader non-technical space. This is resulting in growing pain changes as Synopsys transitions from a small software company focused on a high level of technical excellence to a company influenced by market analysis and comparisons

      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company with good work life balance

      Aug 31, 2021 - Senior Java Back-end Developer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is pretty big, so, I can only tell about my team which is part of SIG division. Work life balance is pretty good and all team mates and managers are pretty nice people. Good for people who have small kids and can't devote to the work more than standard 8 hours per day.

      Cons

      Don't expect fast promotion. If your work hard and show good results it will be approximately one level up every 2-2.5 years. For developers there are 6 levels, starting from Software Engineer 1. The last level is Senior Stuff Software Engineer.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Execution Excellence and a transformative culture of innovation and learning

      Aug 16, 2021 - HRBP Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Visionary & stable leadership team. Culture of learning & support to advance one's knowledge/experiences. Lots of investment in new innovation around cloud, ML/AI, BI/Analytics. Very minimal politics.

      Cons

      Not many come to mind. SNPS has great integrity in titles, thus sometimes it can seem hard to get promoted into upper levels of the organization. Do sense that there is some movement around this and starting to see some positive change around this.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Top Leadership creates Toxic and Siloed Environment

      Jul 19, 2021 - Senior Digital Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The lower level employees are smart and very good people. The products here are top quality and sell for themselves Pay, benefits, end of the year bonus and stocks

      Cons

      Growth expectations are extremely high and unrealistic creating an atmosphere where it is hard to feel successful Very few people are celebrated for all the hard work they have done There is lack of communication between the departments. Very very siloed business units. This creates confusion among employees and the goals. There is an overall push to make as much revenue as possible without considering what is best for the customers. There is always disagreement between the business units. They do not work as a team but are always in competition with one another for customers. Overall, the culture is becoming more and more toxic every day. People used to matter here, but not anymore. The top leaders do not have much communication with the employees. A lot of good people were laid off because top leaders made very bad decisions and they were not able to own up to their part and their goals were not met.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable environment

      Sep 14, 2021 - Regional Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are many skilled and senior staff with the organization

      Cons

      Compensation is below market and this is a big but slow moving organization

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      work life balance

      Aug 30, 2021 - R%26D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance is really good

      Cons

      career path is not really good

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      ASIC Design Engineer

      Aug 28, 2021 - ASIC Design Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good atmosphere here, good engineers

      Cons

      low salary, .. .. ..

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A fairly okay place to work

      Sep 12, 2021 - Revenue Analyst in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Could have work life balance in most cases

      Cons

      Benefit is not as good as other tech giants

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not that great

      Sep 17, 2021 - Prototyping Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very fast pace environment and growing

      Cons

      poor salary and poor management

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    11. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales at Synopsys

      Sep 2, 2021 - Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, good managers, decent processes and training for new hires.

      Cons

      Sales organization is undergoing a lot of change which ultimately causes growing pains. Commission structure could be better as well, not as much opportunity as you’d expect but it’s a good start for an entry level position.

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