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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Synopsys

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marlborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Good technology company with a sound management and leadership at helm. People are
    bright and nice to work with. Most of the time managers are flexible as long as work gets done.

    Cons

    Synopsys and the EDA industry itself is trying to reinvent itself in terms of creating a more profitable business model. Till a more profitable model is invented, growth is going to be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the focus and come up with a viable strategy for stronger growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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