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Synopsys Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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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
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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked for former Coverity. Good work culture

    Cons

    Slow pace company. Things don't move fast


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, good people, great culture

    Cons

    Its a big company and so sometimes things move slow and that could be frustrating

  3. "Senior software engineer"

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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 culture at the company

    Cons

    Can't think of any major cons


  4. "Corporate Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior CAE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CAE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong business model with leading edge technology. People are friendly and stress level is fairly low. Good work + life balance with occasional shifts in either way. Synopsys is a leader in many areas (ex: digital design analysis) in a fairly stable market with very few players. Easy to get comfortable and stay for many years. Pretty good manager.

    Cons

    You will meet few people here and there that forgot how to be professional and let personal feelings get in the way of work.

    Advice to Management

    Add few perks and benefits, we are way behind many software companies in the valley.


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    "Bad management chain"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and interesting project but no resource.

    Cons

    The worst management chain compares to my previous employers. Managers micromanage, have favorite, and have no clue on how to promote innovation, team work and proper methodology.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be trained, should look out for employees instead of blaming them for failures.


  6. "Long term vision and strength"

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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 environment to work in, focused on technology and customers

    Cons

    large company politics is starting to come into play


  7. "Senior Software engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    have good relationship with your coworkers.

    Cons

    the management is very week

  8. Helpful (1)

    "short title"

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

    Pros

    This company usually pays well.

    Cons

    Some of the management needs to go.


  9. "Great Company"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always challenging projects to work on, very dynamic culture

    Cons

    Need to work a little more on career growths for employees


  10. "Application engineer"

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good company with solid financials

    Cons

    Management is blindsighted by customer success that they dont pay attention to human side of the employees


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