Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
546 Reviews
3.7
546 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.  

    sr software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    steady growth, standard salary, work culture peaceful

    Cons

    you have to stay long to be productive, rapport with manager is important, bad manager can ruin your career, you can get stuck at this industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency is needed. usually projects depend on individual due to lack of software techniques

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An awesome work culture with good work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - CAE in Bangalore
    Current Employee - CAE in Bangalore

    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
  3.  

    Good to stick with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in New Delhi
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in New Delhi

    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
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  5.  

    "impactful", Good work culture, Strong values

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore

    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
  6.  

    Nice Organization at Entry level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1)Learning is good
    2)Peers and Mangers are helpful

    Cons

    1)Growth in some groups is not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    ASIC Layout/Mask Development for SRAM and ROM Memory Compilers

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    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
  8.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    1. Can work Independently
    2. Flexible working hours
    3. Challenging problems

    Cons

    1. salary is not compttitive as compared to the software industry.
    2. promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship with software team

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    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Encouraging environment where they valued me and helped me learn a lot.

    Cons

    Didn't get to work on any "real" project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insight

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    Leader in their domain, divesting in multiple domains which shows the maturity and business acumen of founding forefather. Overall good working environment, marginal growth compared to peers in the industry. Strong foundation of Integrity and Ethics imbibed from the founder and leading by example

    Cons

    Depends on the business group one gets hired into, some of the managers provides conducive work environment and opportunities for their team to grow and excel while few don't have any interest for people genuinely performing under him/her. Some of the seniors don't nurture budding young talent considering them as competition for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strike the right balance and blend seniors with curios and eager to learn young talent which lays the strong foundation for future prospects to sustain in rapidly changing ecosystem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PDK Team at SNPS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, Learning opportunity, People, Customer

    Cons

    Conservative, Neutral back end project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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