Synopsys Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2020

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4.1
86%
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95%
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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
1,111 Ratings
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  • "As a fresher it is good you gain more experience in very less time but as a senior engineer work life balance is not so good(in 51 reviews)

  • "Limited career growth (unless you become friends with your group leader)(in 43 reviews)

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

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. "Stable"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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,


  3. "Fast paced, cutting edge technology company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  4. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  5. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  6. Helpful (1)

    "SIG - Good people, terrible leadership"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  7. "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

  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synopsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture to expand horizons

    Cons

    Long work hours and intense environment

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not great"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on cutting edge of technology, lots of room to move horizontally

    Cons

    No progression strategy, work can be repetitive, culture is quite dull

  10. "Very good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, challenging technicality and good career growth

    Cons

    usual big company problems (i.e.: can have an expert doing a very small thing but with excellent quality)

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