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Synopsys Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 25 reviews)

  • Limited career growth, work life balance is poor when working with certain customers / product groups (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent professional workplace atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great location; free breakfast and snacks.

    Cons

    Weekend work time to meet deadlines


  2. "Good long term employer"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security. Reasonable wages. Good team to work with.

    Cons

    Really big company. Inconsistent messaging to employees. Very political.


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, talented experienced people.

    Cons

    little bureaucracy in management, open space


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  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, Solid Company, Great CEO

    Cons

    None that I can really think of.


  6. "10 yr+ at synopsys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for. The company take cares of employee well

    Cons

    The average employee experience is very high. It is top thin, bottom thin kind of company.

    Advice to Management

    They need to diversify the portfolio of products. EDA is highly saturated.


  7. "Technical Intern"

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

    Pros

    Work environment, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    There are no cons that i found in my internship experience


  8. "senior software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good learning experience.
    get to learn if in the right team.
    One of the better EDA comapanies.
    Good perks for staff and sr staff engineers.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent, won't help with your career advancement.
    Ok salary

    Advice to Management

    Please help your employees with career improvement.
    Take control of your incompetent middle managers, they take full credit of their reportees work.


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    "Senior Technical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the employees, creative environment, challenging work, leading edge technology, customer relationships

    Cons

    struggling to compete with Cadence, long term business prospects for software side

    Advice to Management

    Long Term Vision is in question


  10. "no career growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security for average engineers and managers

    Cons

    Growth by acquisition business model limits career opportunities for existing employees. Management has no interest in developing new products or their employees. It is not a good place for ambitious people.


  11. "Hit or Miss Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Collaborative environment, great technical people.
    Good place to start a career
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    In some product groups lots of micro-management.
    Getting more work out of shrinking numbers in a group.
    Little career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on meetings and let people finish the work



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