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Synopsys Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "IT Architect"

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Upper Management and Friendly people.

    Cons

    Less salaries compared to the many other Companies


  2. "Technical Engineer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very chill environment and had events for all the interns during the course of the summer.

    Cons

    Old school cubicle structure if you don't like that environment.


  3. "One of best companies in Portland area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy work-life balance. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Semiconductor industry is shrinking and so is new technology in Synopsys.

    Advice to Management

    Employees could be encouraged to change role/responsibilities by moving to a different department.


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  5. "legal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work life balance and people

    Cons

    not as exciting as other places to work


  6. "An aging company in a stagnant industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance. laid back culture, located in mountain view

    Cons

    stagnant industry, aging management, very hard for career growth, little if not no motivation to make any disruptive innovation

    Advice to Management

    respect your engineers more, less bureaucracy.


  7. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys part-time

    Pros

    Good place for an intern

    Cons

    Not so good salary wise


  8. "Company with great people and talent but some managers like to micro-manage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Verification Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Verification Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Company with great people and talent

    Cons

    Too much work load


  9. "Associate Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits, Unlimited PTO, work from home.

    Cons

    Management, too many layers. Top management unaware of what is going on at lower levels.


  10. "Great place to work for"

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

    Pros

    Growth is guaranteed if one likes to learn and works hard

    Cons

    more of execution , though have to wait for the right moment to get a challenging project


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hit and miss company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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