Synopsys
3.7 of 5 410 reviews
www.synopsys.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Synopsys Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.7 410 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan

(318 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Provides a good work/life balance, mostly an un-stressed work environment"
    in 52 reviews
  • "flexible working hours and nice colleagues"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "gt;) Limited opportunities for growth"
    in 11 reviews
  • "There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs"
    in 15 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Synopsys

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

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

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A conservative and stable company that is a nice place to work

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

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

ProsWork life balance, stable company, nice coworkers

ConsLow stock potential, small compensation increases, well matured market

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should make sure long term (5+ yr) employee compensation is in the ballpark of being competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great professional peers.

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Santiago (Chile)

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

ProsHighly skilled peers. Very good and professional environment. Flexibility with working hours. Lots to learn. Opportunities to travel. High-Tech company. Challenging problems.

ConsSalaries could do better. Hard to stand out, as there are many highly skilled and hard working engineers. Niche industry, most of the EDA knowledge you acquire is not relevant in other software companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more explicit career growth plans for engineers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employeer, but not perfect

Staff R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

ProsInteresting work, high quality of people and good working environment. Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment. Ability to work in different geographies.

ConsIt is not easy to change position or to grow at the company. The marketing and the business units are separate, and the cooperation between the two groups is not always perfect.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employee development in order to preserve talented employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

ProsCasual environment in the office

ConsLow payment for intern people

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Great place to start.

R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
Santiago (Chile)

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

ProsGreat place to learn. Smart, hardworking coworkers with vas experience. There are always challenging projects.
Most projects affect the heart of the silicon industry.

ConsLow salary for the skill set. Average for an engineer in the area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad, but could be better

Analog Engineer (Current Employee)
Gdańsk (Poland)

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

ProsGood team, not too stressful, good for start, contact with newest technologies

Conspoor salary, promotion depend only on experience, lot of boring portings, no benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementIn my opinion experience is not as important as good ideas. Especially while entering novel technologies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery good work/life balance.
Colleagues are smart and nice.

ConsEDA is no longer growing.
Pay is good, but not as much as other top software companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice company to work for

R&D Engineer (Current Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

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

ProsGood office atmosphere, good facilities, a lot of tools to help engineers, flexible working time and space, chance to work with a global team.

ConsNot much so far. But since we work with a global team it's often that we have to attending a meeting at odd hours.

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Synopsys

Prosoffers good work life balance

Consgrow slowly, both in skills and package

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