Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 8 November, 2014
Updated 8 November, 2014
496 Reviews
3.8
496 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
379 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 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 45 reviews)


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

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 9 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.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Good working place

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, working environment, learning, training, stable

    Cons

    Slow company growth, bad competition between groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the rule to provide consistent benefit and target between groups
    Need good incentive rule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ossified

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, pays well. Generally pleasant environment. Good place to hide out in a downturn. Reasonable location for commuting.

    Cons

    Aging and non-mobile management structure in Silicon Valley, younger employees and expansion seems to be mostly in Asia. Limited scope for upward mobility. Business units conflict rather than complement. No vision for EDA (continually fighting last battle). Multiple overlaps in BU functionality. Insufficient technical expertise in management leads to "analysis paralysis". No internal leadership, only respond to customers - reactive not proactive.
    Sorely missing real software architects and EDA methodology people - lots of missed opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor the mission statement on the badge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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