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Synopsys Reviews

Updated June 13, 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Nice product Line, Differentiated in the market

    Cons

    Long working hours. Sometimes bureaucratic in decision making

    Advice to Management

    Heed to employees

  3. "Great Company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -co-CEO are both visually seen at company events and both are approachable
    -HR team is super motivated and helpful
    -Turnover is low
    -Not a cut throat environment
    -Challenging projects
    -Great work-life balance
    -Co-workers are honest, dependable and great resources

    Cons

    NONE, Exceptional company to work for.


  4. "Friendly Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very niche domain to work with.

    Cons

    Not very adaptable to change.


  5. "R&D 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

    In Synopsys you can achieve good work & life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is not the top.


  6. "staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good working environment. Good relation ship with other engineer and manager.

    Cons

    not recognize RnD as high value


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineering driven, good salary compensation

    Cons

    Core product in semiconductor sofrware, which is slow growing market

  8. "Synopsys a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company emphasizes integrity. Good work/life balance. Pay is fair.

    Cons

    Some managers not great, but no worse than typical large company.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "SIG - Writing is on the Wall"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K match
    Nice people
    close to cal train

    Cons

    As other SIG posts stated, leadership in need of a big game move change. Like any losing sports team, a new coach is needed with new staff. Currently, no one has much hope and no one is inspired. And there is seemingly no one in charge of the SF office. Look around. It's an uncared for office that could be way better with the right people. They even took away our pool table and guitar game. The leader's right hand people are rarely in the office, not responsive and don't seem to care to make things any better. The communication on all fronts is so bad or non existent. By the time we hear anything of relevance from our own managers, the leadership team is on to something else.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new leader and new people in charge. It's the only chance we have at this point. And it's the obvious thing to do. Hope and claiming we have "momentum" is not a solid strategy.

    Synopsys Response

    May 29, 2018 – Sr.HR Programs Specialist

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


  10. "Nice place to work"

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, 401k, ESPP, medical, dental, gym, etc.

    Cons

    Too many processes for daily work.


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