Synopsys
3.7 of 5 411 reviews
www.synopsys.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Synopsys Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.7 411 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

(318 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment"
    in 52 reviews
  • "flexible working hours and nice colleagues"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "gt;) Limited opportunities for growth"
    in 11 reviews
  • "There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs"
    in 15 reviews
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Great company to work with

Analog IC (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

ProsStable 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

Conscould 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 Senior Managementhire more intrapreneur

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Great place to work

Senior Design Engineer II (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

ProsGood management, good pay, world-class design group

Consno recreational facilities at the office

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd some recreational facilities to the office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsReally good company to work for.

ConsI can't list any cons.

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

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

ConsSome times too much work due to aggressive deadlines.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter project management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it was good

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Synopsys

Prosrepectful, chanleging, state of art, good compensation

Constoo much work, not the best managment

Advice to Senior Managementbetter project managment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWork life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

ConsLow stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should make sure long term (5+ yr) employee compensation is in the ballpark of being competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, good work.

Javascript Developer Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Synopsys as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had a great time working for Synopsys as an intern. The people are very friendly and the work is also very good.

ConsEverybody is very hard working and your seniors will push you to give better output. Which is a good thing actually.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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Great professional peers.

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Santiago (Chile)

I have been working at Synopsys full-time for more than a year

ProsHighly skilled peers. Very good and professional environment. Flexibility with working hours. Lots to learn. Opportunities to travel. High-Tech company. Challenging problems.

ConsSalaries could do better. Hard to stand out, as there are many highly skilled and hard working engineers. Niche industry, most of the EDA knowledge you acquire is not relevant in other software companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more explicit career growth plans for engineers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsCasual environment in the office

ConsLow payment for intern people

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Good employeer, but not perfect

Staff R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

ProsInteresting work, high quality of people and good working environment. Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment. Ability to work in different geographies.

ConsIt is not easy to change position or to grow at the company. The marketing and the business units are separate, and the cooperation between the two groups is not always perfect.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employee development in order to preserve talented employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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