Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
544 Reviews
3.7
544 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company overall

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with good team member

    Cons

    Not to much of grow opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Very technical peers to work with and always something to learn

    Cons

    Very political at management level and layoffs at good time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable company,

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Great senior management, they know what need to be done. Make right decision at the right time

    Cons

    Stagnant growth potential. Benefits are ok, not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An awesome work culture with good work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    I can only talk about Pros, I believe, because, Synopsys is a right place for someone who wants to live a life of human and not robot.
    The flexibility that the company allows for it's employees is something which I've not seen else where. The beauty of it lies in the transparency in the hierarchy of management. It is as simple as a jabber ping to anyone in the organisation to talk about any detail. There are no hidden barrier, not allowing employees to know what is happening or keeping them in dark.
    The over all taking-care is quite good in here. It is peaceful. Everyone around are so nice & knowledgeable. & it ensures to deliver QUALITY products.
    Albeit, it is the leader in EDA tools today, I'm sure, It will shine even more in the coming days. I've loved my stay here, so far & would love to be here for years to go by!

    Cons

    Hike is lil stingy. be more lenient in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All i can think of is:
    1) The hiring committee should be more stringent. Do not take candidates just to fill the requisition. Let the quality matter.
    2) Ensure, accruing companies, but, not at the cost of risking employee's perks.
    3) Yes, synopsys is custome driven & you do a lot for your customer - yet, the employees should be given first preference in terms of luxury and perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good to stick with

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

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and world leader

    Cons

    Lesser resources to deal with increasing projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Established Tax Department

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable office culture. An older company, in terms of a technology company. Team works well together. Good work-life fit. Newer office space.

    Cons

    None really. Not too many stresses from my level. Office location is somewhat difficult to get to, not great freeway choices. But company has flexible work arrangements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    "impactful", Good work culture, Strong values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Highly technical work. Good opportunities to learn.
    And above all you can create an impact by working on software which is very critical to electronics industry.
    No unnecessary pressure. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    complex code base. Many senior software developers have been in Synopsys for almost a decade, and have lots of knowledge but they lack will to share.
    New projects are less, mostly we are maintaining decades old code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good company , treats employees well

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    ASIC Layout/Mask Development for SRAM and ROM Memory Compilers

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice work culture, freedom to explore

    Cons

    No cons as such, it depends person to person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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