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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. "Senior software 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

    Good work culture at the company

    Cons

    Can't think of any major cons


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Contractor - Contract Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Contractor - Contract Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite being contract and getting paid hourly, this has been one of the best companies to work for as far as work/life balance.

    The people are easy to get along with, and fun to work with.

    It's a steep learning curve if you are not familiar with the business, but for me this is a plus, because I enjoy the challenge.

    I've been contract for over a year now, they keep renewing the contract.

    Cons

    Not easy to convert from contract to full-time, but it could happen.

  3. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Good company with solid financials

    Cons

    Management is blindsighted by customer success that they dont pay attention to human side of the employees


  4. "R&D at HQ"

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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

    Great company to work for. Challenging problems to solve.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not great.


  5. "Good work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technical work that is challenging.

    Cons

    Large teams with slower decision processes.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, friendly people, good pay.

    Cons

    OK, no many new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Change people.


  7. "Senior Design Engineer"

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Always having the best CAD tool experience

    Cons

    The IP service turn around time is quick and high pressure

  8. "A very process oriented with many talented people"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized. Almost everything is planned. Rigorous testing and QA to ensure product quality. Working with cutting edge solution to enable big semiconductor eco system.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Not agile enough to deal with fast changing landscape. Politics and inter-group collaboration can be improved . Need faster response to catch more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More risk tolerance for failures. Great product requires innovative ideas


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    "R&D Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a pretty stable company.

    Cons

    Not seeing a lot progress.


  10. "Senior Staff Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and work with many cutsomers

    Cons

    Many new things to keep up with on technology and customers


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