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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    The pros of this company are: good coaching, development opportunities, open door policy, colleagues from prestigious colleges in India.

    Cons

    The downside to working here are: a few people are not fit for their roles, and there is a culture of groupism,

  2. R&D Engineer

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    Current Employee - R & D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R & D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good company, Technical people, Good environment

    Cons

    Salary is not top notch but good

  3. Great People, Awesome Place To Start

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    Current Employee - Technical Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Synopsys (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the coolest people to work with. Projects are fun if you like to program and do critical thinking. Hours can be long. Nice perks like all expense paid trips to headquarters every 6 months. Free breakfast and snacks in the kitchens.

    Cons

    Sometimes you start to feel like another cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the small business start up culture. Its what makes working so great.

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  5. R&D Engineer Senior II

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Marlborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Marlborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many challenges in computer science, and a lot of freedom to tackle the priorities, create new solutions with radically different approaches.

    Cons

    Little control over politics that can happen in mountain view (headquarters)

  6. Good experience working with smart people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong management, good bonuses for sales

    Cons

    Hard to advance in EDA or outside EDA if stay too long

  7. Synopsys is a stable company with good management in general and an excellent reputation with customers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, great customers, nice new facilities (buildings, gym, cafeterias, etc.) and an interesting set of products that allow you to keep learning.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit, some are very reactive; sometimes it can be hard to adapt to the changing climate of priorities. Folks are not terribly social--they work hard and then head home to their families.

  8. Business Application Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's an awesome place to work, work pressure and fun are balanced in the company.

    Cons

    There's no downsides that I know of this firm.

  9. Senior R&D Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work load.
    OK payment in Oregon

    Cons

    Little employee benefit.
    Far from Headquarter.

  10. Integrity, positive working environment, technology driven

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment, most colleagues are respectful, and knowledgeable in their field of work
    Management is open and provides good help and direction when needed

    Cons

    When there's so many products to focus on, where to place the resources require good judgment

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    APPLICATION CONSULTANT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable , transparent , growth oriented ,worl life balance and Inspiring

    Cons

    Base Salary , reserved in employee events

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