Synopsys Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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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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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work with great people"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and their dedication to bring the best technically

    Cons

    Company has grown fast from a niche space EDA software company to a high mid-range software conglomerate with a wealth of great products. From a market standpoint this causes stock analyst to compare Synopsys to other software conglomerates which are in broader non-technical space. This is resulting in growing pain changes as Synopsys transitions from a small software company focused on a high level of technical excellence to a company influenced by market analysis and comparisons

  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's the best place to work for!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Allows the employees to work from home, friendly work environment, good work ethics, appropriate compensation scales, good management

    Cons

    I've never come across anything that I don't like about Synopsys!

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  3. "Good company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture for growth long term

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal communication with

  4. "Good place to learn skills"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is not good. You need to demand more for the first time joining.

  5. "Stable"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Stable, access to various tools, interesting projects

    Cons

    Excessive work load, tight deadlines,

  6. "Fast paced, cutting edge technology company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, superb industry recognition, work relevance

    Cons

    Long hours, working through all time zones with both internal and external teams

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  7. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Great people, awesome atmosphere, laid back

    Cons

    A little directionless when it comes to certain projects, as with everywhere else

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Experience. Good Work from home policy

    Cons

    Lots of work to do. But, you can learn a lot.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "SIG - Good people, terrible leadership"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    - some kindhearted good people that genuinely care about each other - decent pay - excellent benefits rrsp/stock plans

    Cons

    - a company generally led by people with little to no experience in modern cloud software development - the company is generally confused about what it is they are creating and what their target market is

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  10. "Good job and pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and good pay

    Cons

    No room to grow beyond certain level

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