Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 25 November, 2014
Updated 25 November, 2014
498 Reviews
3.8
498 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 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.  

    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.  

    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
  8.  

    Great place for freshers, provided you get to work on the right projects!!

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Promotions and personal growth good if you are talented. You get to work on higher level tasks irrespective of experience and gain skills exponentially. Visibility is very important and deciding factor for promotions.

    Cons

    Little to none overseas travel/transfer opportunities.
    Benefits of performing well seem mostly to lead to more work and responsibility rather than matching economic benefits.
    Advancement much dependent upon your visibility in the Business Group and success/demand of the product that you work on rather than your skills.
    Management always seems to wake up only when the competition is way ahead and then nagging at R&D to rush things leading to even harder maintenance in future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits don't seem to be performance oriented unlike what is usually claimed. Focus should shift to awarding the right people aptly.
    Also more people != more productivity.
    Right person + right place == better and faster work.
    Initial planning stages of a project could be improved instead of hastened.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Well managed, stable and respected company

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

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

    Pros

    The company has strong financials and is the market leader in most areas of the industry. They sometimes maintain this leadership through acquisitions but do a good job of integrating new companies and technologies. In general the staff is intelligent, hard working and customer focused.

    Cons

    Legacy products and bureaucratic tracking systems can make it difficult to satisfy customer requirements. The development and support teams are global, requiring many late evening meetings which can interfere with work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to leading edge semiconductor technologies and circuit design.

    Synopsys is the most financially sound EDA company, and the caliber of co-workers is high.

    Cons

    Limited career growth and below average job satisfaction due to the highly reactive nature of a career in EDA. This isn't specific to Synopsys, though. It is characteristic of the EDA industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aid employees in finding career development opportunities.

    The salary structure is a mystery. Even if your product group exceeds revenue goals the annual bonus / incentive pay is unpredictable.

    Mgmt is aware of employees' hard work and over-time hours. Proactively reward / recognize employees' accomplishments rather than wait for them to resign from Synopsys.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A 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

    There is no undue pressure put on by the management, and work done is duly appreciated. Co-workers are really bright and there is something new to learn almost everyday. Top management is really solid and it is a stable company.

    Cons

    Growth is slower compared to other companies. It is slowly expanding its domain through acquisitions, but comparatively slow growing.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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