Synopsys Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
486 Reviews
3.8
486 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
370 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analog IC in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Analog IC in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Stable job with lots of peer support
    corporate structure supports individualism and creativity
    encourages technical competency by reading papers etc
    Managers are generally technically competent and are willing to support employees

    Cons

    could be more innovative. Management should give out "brainstorming" sessions. Some decision are made by "higher up" and does not involve engineers
    Corporate spirit is becoming stale in recent years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more intrapreneur

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Good management, good pay, world-class design group

    Cons

    no recreational facilities at the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some recreational facilities to the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Really good company to work for.

    Cons

    I can't list any cons.

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Great place to work with friendly and smart people.My best company so far in terms of work environment.

    Cons

    Some times too much work due to aggressive deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better project management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it was good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    repectful, chanleging, state of art, good compensation

    Cons

    too much work, not the best managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better project managment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable and filled with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Company with good work/life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, friendly colleagues. Company allows remote work which is big plus.

    Cons

    Not much increase in salary over the years and not too much personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable and good place to work

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    1. Stable
    2. Powerful so only valuable and meaningful user requests can be passed to RDs to implement
    3. Follow software development process, including, spec, architecture review, code review and testing
    4. RDs can focus on software development. Unlike some small companies, some RDs need to do customer support as well.

    Cons

    1. Many managers
    2. Too many meetings

  10.  

    You get what it should be in a traditional compay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    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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