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Synopsys Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "overall good company"

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, flexible work time

    Cons

    changes sometimes come at a slow pace

  3. "A great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and good work life balance. A stable and steady ship

    Cons

    changes sometimes come at a slow pace

    Advice to Management

    R&D should add more man power/resources to get more jobs done


  4. "A great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, flexible work time

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to the next level


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if you want to relax; I will not recommend if you want to grow in dynamic culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Company has many talented and experienced people
    - Leader in EDA industry

    Cons

    - Company has old culture, as most of the employees are old
    - Average compensation with average benefits as compared to software companies
    - Less opportunities to grow in current situation

    Advice to Management

    - Company management has recently started restructuring the groups, which is good move, keep it up.
    - Need to inject young blood
    - Need to open up the culture and provide more and more opportunities for collaboration
    e.g. don't keep boundaries between office spaces, it reduces the sharing of ideas
    - Need to cope up with fast paced software industry, else it will be difficult to retain the talent. Many new software firms are becoming giants and their appetite for talented young blood is growing
    - Need to provide good compensation and benefits


  6. "Rapidly growing and exciting"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Very rapid growth.
    Very interesting work.
    Overall exciting work environment
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Make sure employees get time to recharge

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing for growth


  7. "Corporate Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and great for NCGs to get started and learn about chip design flow and related tools and methodologies in the few initial years.

    Cons

    They want to hire young talent from the industry but, at the same time want to pay lowest salary based on the industry standards. Once you're there 2-3 years, your growth will start stalling.

  8. "experience to be a Software Engineering(Intern) in bay area"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work/life balance, colorful life and good engineering atmosphere

    Cons

    few chance to get a full time job, kind of "relaxing"


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Solid 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

    Pros

    moving into the Security Software arena. Starting to take on the identity of a newer software company.

    Cons

    Continues to operate as a old 90's - early 2000's company. The old managers need to change the way business is conducted.


  10. "App engineer"

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    Former Employee - App Engineer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - App Engineer in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training program good environment to work

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules sometimes there is too much traveling and some for no reason