Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
509 Reviews
3.8
509 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I am satisfied with the technical skill that is present in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Technical Skill
    2. Strong CAD support
    3. Work-Life balance

    Cons

    1.The salary is not upto industry standards. All the benefits are included
    2. There are no RSU's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Maintain professionalism, during meetings the presenter and the attendees tend to talk in native language
    2. Salaries appear bloated. You cannot add benefits in your salary. Example, Sodexo is listed in the salary
    3. Off site events are minimum. For the record, I haven't been to any offsite

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great senior management with honest communication about vision, strategy and challenges

    Cons

    Incapable manager that slowed down innovation and doesn't care about customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Synopsys China Summer Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    Very friendly culture. Get to know every department within the firm

    Cons

    No pay. Not very in-depth involvement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally a good company.

    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Comfortable working place and friendly co-workers. Chances to know and develop new technologies. Good managers and directors, who are very considerate over the employees.

    Cons

    The department I am currently in is a little bit lack of challenge in terms of the projects I am working on. Work load is a little bit high to me due to lack of resources.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    It has intelligent engineers to work with. Most of them are open and friendly. The compensation and bonus is competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    As software company, the compensation is not as high as other industry software companies, like Google and facebook. In EDA, it is good. Some groups has a little more political issues than the other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn - not so great place to earn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at Synopsys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent and experienced people to work with.
    Helpful mentors and managers.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    Learning pace is set by employee and not supervisor.
    People believe in values of the company.
    Friendly atmosphere.
    Management values employees and seeks individuals with core values and ideologies.
    Excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Pay seems a bit on lower side.
    Not many fresh graduates joining in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the branding of Synopsys from conservative payer to a more liberal one.
    Increase in incentives might lure many fresh graduates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Work, Great Flexibility, Limited Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Company is a leader in its industry.
    Good fundamentals and extremely high stability.
    The work is decent and pressure is not too high for most months in a year.
    Management provides a lot of flexibility in terms of working hours and location and hence it is a great Company to maintain proper work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited Growth potential, especially at higher levels.
    A large percentage of management comprises of technical people who do not understand management or pure management people who don't understand technical issues correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand into more innovative area.
    Provide better growth opportunities of good second-level executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at Synopsys as an ASIC/logic design engineer (1998-2002)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of smart co-workers; all the EDA tools,licenses, and computing power you could ever ask for; relaxed work environment; good salary and benefits; occasional employee parties/functions to keep people from getting burned out due to spending all of their days in their cubicles; access to free training on Synopsys tools.

    Cons

    long hours; company continually re-organized (at least back in those days); commutes were long due to silicon valley overcrowding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i was happy working at Synopsys and don't have any advice for the corporate management. my issues had more to do with living and working in silicon valley, and that's why i left the company to move away from California.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, low pressure

    Cons

    No raise or career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and ethics.

    Cons

    Limited scope in EDA industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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