Synopsys Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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4.1
84%
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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
1,051 Ratings
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  • "No cons, I am currently working on a specific project(in 50 reviews)

  • "Most departments have good work life balance(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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)

    Synopsys2019-08-06
  2. "SIG - Good people, terrible leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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    Synopsys2020-05-12
  3. "Good job and pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Synopsys2020-02-22
  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    Synopsys2020-01-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Synopsys2019-10-10
  6. "Some teams are good, some teams are really bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    overall is a stable company

    Cons

    directors are overwhelmed with information and loosing the contact with real issues

    Synopsys2019-09-11
  7. "Overall is good work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    technical expertise is the most important

    Cons

    outsourcing with contractors from certain countries (which I won't mention) does not really work. Slows down the projects and degrades quality.

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    Synopsys2019-08-16
  8. "technical intern"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    The Markham office was small and did not give the sense of working for a big company.

    Synopsys2019-05-07
  9. "Software Integrity Group"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology the company develops is top notch - industry leading in fact. It's leadership is incredibly smart, and overall corporate values are genuine. The company is loyal to it's long time employees.

    Cons

    There's a serious culture divide within the SIG business group, a byproduct of growing by acquisition. Although there seems to be an almost un-reparable divide following the latest acquisition and merger of organizations.

    Synopsys2019-02-13
  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    The company hires really really smart people - lots of opportunity to learn and to grow. Excellent management.

    Cons

    Really, not much to put here.

    Synopsys2018-11-15
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