Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
509 Reviews
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509 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.  

    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
  8.  

    Synopsys China Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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