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Synopsys Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good resources
    Balanced work and life
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    Office politics
    Limited career development
    Poor management of some individuals

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Come here if you're ready to retire within the next 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Good stability
    Good benefits
    Easy commute
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    You won't learn anything if you're looking to advance your career. Most people are here to coast through retirement - average age of the folks being 45+. Limited to no career growth. Old school / conservative way of doing things, mired in processes, bureaucracy and politics.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "n/c"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, short commute

    Cons

    Little regard/respect for employee well being and technical development in the name business pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and be professional!


  6. "They make good tools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They make good tools for software development.

    Cons

    They make good tools for software development, but they internally have hard time managing software lifecycle.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It is the worst ever company I have seen. There is a lot of political play involved. They should take feedback from all"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistance in Block, TN
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistance in Block, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit
    Work from home
    Work life balance

    Cons

    You should get into office Politics to survey in Synopsys. No matter how u work.

    Advice to Management

    Pl don't get anyone out of a job without out finding out the Truth.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Company is well known in the industry

    Cons

    Terrible management, crappy culture, does not treat engineers well


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Slow growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Not many pros. Company is doing well in some sectors, steady company to work for. Salary comes on time.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure. Completely customer driven. No chance to work on or enhance your design. Meet the spec and dish out.
    No scope of innovation, innovation is actively scorned. Very political layoffs.
    No scope of promotion or rapid salary rise. Drab work culture


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Aging employees in a stagnant industry in a market leading company"

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    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is at its best at Synopsys. You also get to work on extremely challenging problems. Great for someone with a PhD in Electrical Engineering who wants to continue to work in the domain of VLSI CAD. They are the leading company in EDA industry and there is solid job stability. Base salaries are competitive and bonuses are reliably distributed end of every year.

    Cons

    Aging company with aging employees, very stagnant EDA industry with a very limited market cap, implying no room for scalability and growth. Benefits are minimalistic - no stocks for employees below a very senior level. Health benefit plan is very frugal with high out-of-pocket payment. No free food and no glamorous perks that are becoming so common in the Bay Area these days.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to attract younger talent and keep existing younger talent on board. Find ways to grow even if it means expanding domains, merging with or acquiring other companies etc.


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