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  1. "Synopsys is a good place and I'm proud to work here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable
    Work can be interesting and challenging
    Very capable and competent peer group-employees and managers are very high quality folks!
    Work environment is pretty good. (Not spectacular - we could use a little more "fun" factor)
    The bonuses pay pretty well consistently
    The company works hard not to manage budgets with constant and deep headcount cuts
    Very customer oriented and driven!

    Cons

    Too conservative about some things; not a risk-taking company; too much of "this is how we've always done it" or " we've already tried that (10 years ago) and it didn't work"
    Take too long to make decisions
    Lack of growth in the sector is affecting career mobility of younger workers - and there is a lot of very long time employees who are unlikely to leave and try something new

    Advice to Management

    Employees want to hear from Aart and Chi-Foon about the plan to address Global Employee Survey feedback on Rewards and Recognition. Ultimately chosing not to give pay increases while still holding margins and significant cash has many folks feeling a little betrayed after ongoing hard work in very competitive industry.


  2. "a good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a good company overall

    Cons

    working hours is too long

    Advice to Management

    more attention to R&d

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive of local community non-profit efforts. Very friendly staff. Opportunities for growth. Great support from management. Flexible working hours when necessary.

    Cons

    Company has a mandatory shut down two times a year. Only given 18 days of PTO, in which 15 days are used for shutdown.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership. Company is strong with cash and has flexibility within their market space for additional aquisitions. Synopsys is a true leader in the EDA space.


  4. "Synopsys is the BEST place to work!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HR Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - HR Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great leadership, ethics, technology and strong pay for performance philosophy compared to other EDA and semiconductor companies in the Valley.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be challenging to make big changes, very consensus driven...which is not a bad thing!

    Advice to Management

    Recognizing that it's not always the higher grade level employees that make the most impact - continue to value all employees and you will continue to build a strong and loyal employee base. Very satisfied overall though.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "R&D Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management takes a very good long-term view of the company and the industry. They take good responsibility for maintaining the computer infrastructure and the office facilities. Although much of the headcount growth is off-shore, they do not do widespread transfers of jobs from the US to off-shore (as their competitor Cadence was doing around 2004-2009). The company is well-positioned as the biggest EDA company. Employee turnover is much lower than many other Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Most of the employees are mid-career or senior career. There's not a lot of employees in their 20's.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job: long-term steady planning and growth.


  6. "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Senior II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer Senior II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management team very dynamic, ready to help

    Cons

    The gym infrastructure could improve significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Add a swimming pool.


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