Synopsys Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
485 Reviews
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485 Reviews
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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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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 73 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 43 reviews)


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

  • There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable and filled with good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For such a large company there are an extremely high proportion of truly nice people who are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up once you get to a moderately senior position, but it's also very easy to stay put and have good quality of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You get what it should be in a traditional compay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    life work balance is great;

    Cons

    no much career improvement, less cutting-edge technology deployed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Why Synopsys VIP Development?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Challenging & Dynamic work, best of work environments, best of minds & extensive experiences to interact with, flexible work-hours & lastly - good payoff.

    Cons

    Stagnant work structure under certain specific domains that cause slow-down in work & results do not remain predictable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good place to start career

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

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

    Pros

    stable company, number 1 in EDA area

    Cons

    could be very stressful when customer run into issues with the tool

  6.  

    Top 10 Employers in the bay area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, technology and culture

    Cons

    We should consider upping 401k matching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Biggest EDA Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Flexible working hours and places. Suitable for people love software development. Provide good learning courses that are quite useful.

    Cons

    As a global company, there are some meetings arranged in early morning or late evenings with teams from other country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work and Learning Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very flexible work hours. Good opportunity to learn design from great engineers. Unlimited access to state of the art CAD tools while designing.

    Cons

    Division of work among employees is not the best. It almost seems as if there is no planning done before work begins. Some employees have very heavy work loads while others have 3-4 hour workdays sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Santiago (Chile)

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

    Pros

    Work is fun and challenging. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    It can be hard to scale to upper levels (further than R&D Senior II) in Chile

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just the way you think it is, an established company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Largest company in the field, job is pretty much secure. You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance. Okay compensation.

    Cons

    No lunch/dinner. Little hope to get promoted. Higher level folks tend to be bossy and you do not have too many chances of making decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too bad experience

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

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very few as I can remember of. But still , they are -

    1. The company is pretty stable, almost zero chances of lay off's.
    2. Many people takes leaves for long time, but I never got chance of taking too leaves for too long.

    Cons

    1. Horrible work life balance if you are working in India. They expect you to work on weekends and also late nights just to ensure a bug is fixed.
    2. The code base is pathetic, people are just interested in getting quick fixes instead of good quality code.
    3. People here just blame you if you could not deliver a project on time, and senior guys dont even care of planning.
    4. They expect you to take ownership just from the 2nd month you join and they dont even care if you are prepared to take or not.
    5. Some managers track you like anything and could call you to get a thing done even when you are in leave or in weekends.
    6. The technology which are they are working on is so outdated and is nothing relevant to the present day.
    7. Compensation is very less compared to others in the industry for freshers, you can only get increment when you resign!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the middle level managers just try to flatter the directors in order to get promoted. The HR dont even care making the work place better! So please wake up, else you wont get any fresher to join here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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