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Synopsys Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. "Revenue Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, supportive enviroment

    Cons

    Long hours during Quarter end.


  2. "Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, work life balance

    Cons

    management not so good, especially for CES team

    Advice to Management

    To be more proactive and offer more alternatives improving employee's career path


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It is the worst ever company I have seen. There is a lot of political play involved. They should take feedback from all"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistance in Block, TN
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistance in Block, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit
    Work from home
    Work life balance

    Cons

    You should get into office Politics to survey in Synopsys. No matter how u work.

    Advice to Management

    Pl don't get anyone out of a job without out finding out the Truth.


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  5. "Great company overall, ignore the little people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Free snacks, coffee, drinks, Tuesday treats, Friday specials, special events/gatherings.
    * Great people to work with
    * Most intelligent bunch of people
    * Great leadership

    Cons

    * Every company has those people who rub you the wrong way
    * Can be slow getting some things done due to politics and size

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and sight


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Look away if you are looking for career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Technical Intern"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good,nice people, environment, beautiful building

    Cons

    slow pace, more activities, more connections, networking


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff R&Amp; D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff R&Amp; D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very R&D and technology oriented. Good pay. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Not much career opportunities. Scope are too limited.

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities in a broader range.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Look away if interested in career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical staff is good and the communication of ideas between people is better

    Cons

    Worked in Synopsys for many years. Extreme bureaucracy! Compensation and career grows at the slowest compared to competitors. Lots of works but no growth. The management promises people both pay increases and career growth to get Job done. Once Job gets done you are given an excuse. The HR plays along or is the main player in driving this.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep integrity! There was slogan once in Synopsys "Integrity above all else : towards customers!". Integrity is a character, it is not a suite you can wear for business deals alone while trashing one employees! Please read thru review of former employees and check out how consistent they are wrt compensation, career growth and how many see the bureaucracy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Technology focused, Stable, good profit sharing

    Cons

    Process oriented, bureaucratic and not as dynamic


  11. "Stable company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with highly skilled employees. The management is very strong, know when to take appropriate action.

    Cons

    Benefits are comparatively less.


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