Synopsys Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
487 Reviews
3.8
487 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 43 reviews)


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

  • There is not much room for career growth for the CAEs (in 16 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable and filled with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For such a large company there are an extremely high proportion of truly nice people who are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up once you get to a moderately senior position, but it's also very easy to stay put and have good quality of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company with good work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, friendly colleagues. Company allows remote work which is big plus.

    Cons

    Not much increase in salary over the years and not too much personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable and good place to work

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Stable
    2. Powerful so only valuable and meaningful user requests can be passed to RDs to implement
    3. Follow software development process, including, spec, architecture review, code review and testing
    4. RDs can focus on software development. Unlike some small companies, some RDs need to do customer support as well.

    Cons

    1. Many managers
    2. Too many meetings

  6.  

    You get what it should be in a traditional compay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    life work balance is great;

    Cons

    no much career improvement, less cutting-edge technology deployed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Why Synopsys VIP Development?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Challenging & Dynamic work, best of work environments, best of minds & extensive experiences to interact with, flexible work-hours & lastly - good payoff.

    Cons

    Stagnant work structure under certain specific domains that cause slow-down in work & results do not remain predictable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    stable company, number 1 in EDA area

    Cons

    could be very stressful when customer run into issues with the tool

  9.  

    Top 10 Employers in the bay area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, technology and culture

    Cons

    We should consider upping 401k matching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Biggest EDA Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Flexible working hours and places. Suitable for people love software development. Provide good learning courses that are quite useful.

    Cons

    As a global company, there are some meetings arranged in early morning or late evenings with teams from other country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work and Learning Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Noida (India)

    I worked at Synopsys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very flexible work hours. Good opportunity to learn design from great engineers. Unlimited access to state of the art CAD tools while designing.

    Cons

    Division of work among employees is not the best. It almost seems as if there is no planning done before work begins. Some employees have very heavy work loads while others have 3-4 hour workdays sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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