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Synopsys Reviews

Updated June 20, 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)

    "Trending downward"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average salary and flexible schedule , Average to good benefits

    Cons

    If you want a job in EDA consider looking Mentor Graphics or Cadence Design first. Unlimited time off stinks and not very popular, poor upper management that been they too long, layoffs every single year, lack of any serious Innovations, limited career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Leave you already destroyed a good


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Synopsys working environment decline"

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

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

    Pros

    financially stable company, convenient location

    Cons

    environment: fear-based style of low and middle level management

    Advice to Management

    Synopsys used to be a great company with solid values to work for. Recently, the rapid change of environment with tendency to move away from diversity and western values has promoted a very negative environment.

  3. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experience, loads to learn, team player, got guidance, passionate team

    Cons

    nothing to complain, had pleasant experience, salary was on little downside, perfect timing, was far from my place

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hit and miss company"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, competitive salary, lots of potential to grow in IP and software business.

    Cons

    Second worst working environment in 10 companies that I worked, too conservative in hiring, work force is all over the world, discourage innovative in work place.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are clueless about management.


  6. "IT - Synopsys"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect in Dublin, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is stable and is growing fast. Leader in its industry and yearly bonus has been consistent. Good work/life balance most of the time. People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Conservative company, working remotely is OK but need justification each time. 5 plu mergers and acquisitions per year. Projects move slowly and have to rely on the marketability of your manager to move it forward, get resource and funding.

    Advice to Management

    Fragmented systems and groups, at least in IT. Gradually moving toward cloud computing and opening teams to share ideas and not to segregate and compete internally.


  7. "Senior R&D Enginner"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Senior I in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Senior I in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, Good Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Lower salary packages compared to other companies in bay area

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Look away if you are looking for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Peers are great, in terms of knowledge sharing, active learning environment

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity, in either salary or career
    Especially for young employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more active and caring towards growth of employees as well


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Staff R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Stable company with highly technical and nice people.

    Cons

    As company grows, bureaucracy, process and management starts to infest the system. Which means less room and freedom and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Process is not everything. Invest in right people as well.


  10. "Sr Application Consultant II"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant II in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically Good. Provide lot of training. One can stay long term if want to grow in AC role

    Cons

    Few managers are really bad and playing with the carriers of people unnecessarily.

    Advice to Management

    Good management. Keeping always in positive direction.


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