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Synopsys San Jose Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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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. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary, good work lige balance

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in company


  2. "Marketing manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, Great management

    Cons

    Hope Contractors can work long-term

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "great company to work at"

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    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great internship programs.
    Company culture great
    excellent management
    Good compensation

    Cons

    nothing. Perhaps expect to have meetings later in the night some times due to dealing with overseas costumers, but that is expected at any world wide company.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Synopsys working environment decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    financially stable company, convenient location

    Cons

    environment: fear-based style of low and middle level management

    Advice to Management

    Synopsys used to be a great company with solid values to work for. Recently, the rapid change of environment with tendency to move away from diversity and western values has promoted a very negative environment.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Experienced review."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    State of the art technology.

    Cons

    The employee's age impacts how a person is treated by the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    For the company future it is crucial to estimate people by their performance, not their age. For fair estimation one needs to look for projects done and customers satisfaction. The EDA business is not popular among young people. Treating mature people based on their age instead of their performance can leave a company with a lower quality talent pool. Hopefully, this will not happen to Synopsys but there are red flags...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad company for career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work Balance is good but too old fashioned company using archaic processes and tools

    Cons

    Management is bad, very political. There is no integrity and honesty.


  8. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experience, loads to learn, team player, got guidance, passionate team

    Cons

    nothing to complain, had pleasant experience, salary was on little downside, perfect timing, was far from my place

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, Solid Company, Great CEO

    Cons

    None that I can really think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "senior software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good learning experience.
    get to learn if in the right team.
    One of the better EDA comapanies.
    Good perks for staff and sr staff engineers.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent, won't help with your career advancement.
    Ok salary

    Advice to Management

    Please help your employees with career improvement.
    Take control of your incompetent middle managers, they take full credit of their reportees work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Technical Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the employees, creative environment, challenging work, leading edge technology, customer relationships

    Cons

    struggling to compete with Cadence, long term business prospects for software side

    Advice to Management

    Long Term Vision is in question


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