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Synopsys - is it the best

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Synopsys

Pros

Stable company with lot of cash reserves.
Num 1 in the industry.

Cons

Num 1 company does not pay num 1.
Management brings in their buddies as Peers instead of promoting employees.
Management takes credit for all success and does not share to the teams and employees.
Bureaucracy across the board with error resolution being high.
Stock offering is bad. It does not move up. Funny thing, they compare with apple when the market falls but with nothing when market moves up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees should not be treated as commodities.
Credit and Recognition should be given.
Change the Crying baby gets more chocolates, way of treating.

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    Good Place to Work, Not good for growth based on talent alone

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    Current Employee - R&D Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    1. Great Company to work for
    2. If you want to innovate, you can always do it as long as you do it in secret as there are peers and espeically your immediate management people who want to project to their senior management that all the innovation happened under them although they did nothing to it.
    3. Good overall employee care
    4. Corporate management is very good. They are mostly transparent and value their employees.
    5. Work environement is decent
    6. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    1. Totally pathetic middle management. All most of the first or second level managment does is to satisfy and promote things that will help their own promotions and name.
    2. Pretty much zero initiate within the teams to mentor others and provide innovative challenge.
    3. Mostly awards and promotions are based on political strings and rarely due to performance/output
    4. First/Second level management does not focus on creating good work ethics and environment although the corporate management works that way.
    5. More per customer centric. Innovation should be tapped at every level. People are more involved in getting their name rather than showing ethical leadership qualities.
    6. Risk taking is very bad. All that is considered is whether the immediate owner will grow or not.
    7. If an new idea is projected to immediate managment, most likely it will be shot down and in the background the immediate manager would project the same to higher managment, the same idea as his own creation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle/low management needs to be empowered and recognition should be based on output and customer success. Team culture and mentoring should be encouraged at every level and innovation should be encouraged. Basically, new process to force such culture should be enforced by corporate management.

    Approves of CEO
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    Win EDA. Done That. Now what?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    The avearge person here is broadly smart, has relevant focused expertise and is good to work with. It is rare to find these three together in hi-tech.

    Corporate strategies over last decade have been well thought out and executed towards being the leader in EDA.

    Aart de Geus is a fantastic CEO and really does make one feel 'two inch taller' in any interaction with him.

    Cons

    Growth pace and path are prohibitively slow and employees who value tenure vs. advancement are most likely to stay motivated.

    Despite the strong strategic thinking that has won the company the leadership of EDA space over the last decade, similarly strong strategic thinking isn't obvious regarding the growth in the next 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a limited amount of fresh blood and assign them the task of looking beyond the horizon. That would be a nice way to get out of the EDA-driven thinking about growth.

    Induce a more formal strategic planning approach and make sure that it breaks down the business-unit silos during the preparatory exercises and thought processes.

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