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Synopsys Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 25 reviews)

  • Limited career growth, work life balance is poor when working with certain customers / product groups (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's fun working at the leader, if you can handle the politics"

    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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. People here are smart and generally motivated. Fast paced environment, if you like that.

    Cons

    The organization has grown so large, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing in many cases. After a few quarters, it's easy to throw away or bury an acquired product when nobody is looking, in favor of your own product you've been working on for years. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was pretty involved with the acquisition, then went back to business as usual afterwards. The products and opportunities management was interested in evaporated when the product line managers showed up. They just wanted to grab people for their own groups. So many of the potential strategic benefits of the acquisition were lost.


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  5. "sr. staff"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    good salary, technology focused, good life-work balance

    Cons

    growth, passion, individual contribution, potential

    Advice to Management

    open mind


  6. "Ciranova was a great company"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Ciranova was a great company that survived through the recession of 2008 and was growing quickly when it was acquired.

    Cons

    We were unable to grow quickly enough in the end, unfortunately, and had no choice but to sell the company to a partner.

    Advice to Management

    Ciranova had the best investors in the world, based on their patience and loyalty. Kudos to them and best wishes for future investments!


  7. "Satisfied"

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

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

    Pros

    Very stable company with top notch management. Thoughtful planning.

    Cons

    Like all tech companies, too much work


  8. "Technical Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. "Staff CAE"

    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

    Pros

    very stable company..
    you will get lot of opportunities to work on different tools
    very well organized

    Cons

    Takes time to grow faster


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Look away if you are looking for career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Company is good to it's people. A low stress environment most of the time. Work can be interesting at times.

    Cons

    Very top-down management, with very little opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women. Get rid of some fat; especially lifer VP's that add no value to employees and whom only manage up to promote there own agenda and careers while doing little to develop high potentials in their midst.



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