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Synopsys San Jose Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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  1. "Software Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice People
    Nice Work-life Balance
    Pretty relaxing
    Great perks

    Cons

    It's a good company to stay if no considering of career jump. In terms of working culture, sometimes could be too relaxed.
    Pay isn't the best in the Valley, but not bad as well

    Advice to Management

    The management team is very nice actually.


  2. "synopsys"

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    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flex hour unlimited licenses some travel

    Cons

    minimum perk a lot of meeting long commune some of co-workers are clueless

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, good people, great culture

    Cons

    Its a big company and so sometimes things move slow and that could be frustrating


  4. "Staff Application Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Applications Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Applications Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can access as many tools as needed

    Cons

    No real industrial experience obtained

    Advice to Management

    Allow rotation of roles between departments


  5. "Corporate Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior CAE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CAE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong business model with leading edge technology. People are friendly and stress level is fairly low. Good work + life balance with occasional shifts in either way. Synopsys is a leader in many areas (ex: digital design analysis) in a fairly stable market with very few players. Easy to get comfortable and stay for many years. Pretty good manager.

    Cons

    You will meet few people here and there that forgot how to be professional and let personal feelings get in the way of work.

    Advice to Management

    Add few perks and benefits, we are way behind many software companies in the valley.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management chain"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and interesting project but no resource.

    Cons

    The worst management chain compares to my previous employers. Managers micromanage, have favorite, and have no clue on how to promote innovation, team work and proper methodology.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be trained, should look out for employees instead of blaming them for failures.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, friendly people, good pay.

    Cons

    OK, no many new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Change people.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow your career. People stay a long time because of the culture and belief in our common goal.

    Cons

    Some teams could use more resources to make projects move faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes to make Synopsys even better positioned for the future.


  9. "Synopsys Review"

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    Current Intern - IT Administrator in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - IT Administrator in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively easy going environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, specially in IT


  10. "Excellently run company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has always been profitable, even in severe economic downturns. Good communication from top-down. Good benefits, and excellent year-end CPI bonuses.

    Cons

    Salary increases occur rarely, but made up by good year-end bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Give more frequent salary increases.


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