Synopsys Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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4.1
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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
1,274 Ratings
Pros
  • "good company if you want to have a very good work-life balance(in 354 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, good work(in 150 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No work life balance in Synopsys(in 65 reviews)

  • "Limited career growth (unless you become friends with your group leader)(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Great place to work with great people

      Nov 7, 2020 - Senior Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      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

      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work place

      Apr 9, 2021 - Senior Applications Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing work life balance. Happy to work here

      Cons

      May take longer to move up the corporate ladder

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Synopsys work experience as an Analog Designer

      Apr 25, 2021 - Staff Analog IC Design Engineer in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Working with edge of technology

      Cons

      Salaries are lower than other company Work load is a lot They don’t appreciate their employees

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      good

      Apr 22, 2021 - Software Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good culture, great environment, work flexibilty, free snacks

      Cons

      did not found any cons for synopsys

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Synopsys

      Apr 7, 2021 - Applications Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Can not think of anything that is bad

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor learning

      Apr 1, 2021 - Design Engineer in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable good life work balance good benefits excellent vacation

      Cons

      No learning or growth, compensation lower than competition

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Coverity team

      Mar 10, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work laptop Knowledgeable team Challenging work

      Cons

      Lack of network reliability Limited development resources Product has lots of legacy code

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      No career opportunity

      Mar 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free tool license and good salary

      Cons

      No career opportunity, no innovation.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Strong Company poised for success

      Feb 17, 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      strong corporate values, great leadership at the CEO level, diversity of offerings poised to excel in long term with AI, driverless technologies and other areas.

      Cons

      SIG business group seems to be floundering.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company to work for

      Feb 16, 2021 - Senior Analog Mixed Signal Design Engineer in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Good work-life balance. 2. Company is growing and good management.

      Cons

      1. No major cons, overall very good.

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