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Synopsys Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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3.7
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  • Work life balance with few products not good (in 28 reviews)

  • Limited career growth, work life balance is poor when working with certain customers / product groups (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Company to settle into"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cooperative work environment, flexible timings, Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing much as of now. It's a nice company

    Advice to Management

    All doing a fair job I think.


  2. "Senior Staff Applications Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "A Stable Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very experienced workforce
    You get to work on some of the best tools in industry
    Good technical exposure
    Company is steadily growing in revenue

    Cons

    EDA is a very niche domain, so your domain knowledge is not much relevant outside
    Growth opportunities are less
    Be less conservative and invest in infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Be less conservative in your approach and invest in infrastructure.


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  5. "R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work,
    Stable company.
    Very good benifits

    Cons

    work-life experience
    lack of training programs

    Advice to Management

    Start some training programs for engineers.


  6. "Good personal review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Yerevan (Armenia)

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

    Pros

    Skills education salary friends love

    Cons

    Free time not good salary office


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad company for career advancement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work Balance is good but too old fashioned company using archaic processes and tools

    Cons

    Management is bad, very political. There is no integrity and honesty.


  8. "Overall a good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Has plans, has execution, Great management

    Cons

    At times there is just too much going on


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Trending downward"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Counsel EMEA in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employment Counsel EMEA in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of trust in employees
    Responsive to ideas

    Cons

    Can be too US focussed at times


  11. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, good work lige balance

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in company


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