Synopsys Reviews

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

    Why Synopsys VIP Development?

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

    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
  2.  

    Great Work and Learning Environment

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

    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
  3.  

    Too bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer II in Bangalore
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer II in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Very few as I can remember of. But still , they are -

    1. The company is pretty stable, almost zero chances of lay off's.
    2. Many people takes leaves for long time, but I never got chance of taking too leaves for too long.

    Cons

    1. Horrible work life balance if you are working in India. They expect you to work on weekends and also late nights just to ensure a bug is fixed.
    2. The code base is pathetic, people are just interested in getting quick fixes instead of good quality code.
    3. People here just blame you if you could not deliver a project on time, and senior guys dont even care of planning.
    4. They expect you to take ownership just from the 2nd month you join and they dont even care if you are prepared to take or not.
    5. Some managers track you like anything and could call you to get a thing done even when you are in leave or in weekends.
    6. The technology which are they are working on is so outdated and is nothing relevant to the present day.
    7. Compensation is very less compared to others in the industry for freshers, you can only get increment when you resign!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the middle level managers just try to flatter the directors in order to get promoted. The HR dont even care making the work place better! So please wake up, else you wont get any fresher to join here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Balanced life but less growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Working hours are flexible
    Work from home option
    Pay is good at the time of joining, but eventually gets stagnant as yearly hikes aren't too impressive

    Cons

    Most of the VIPs are auto architected, so scope of gaining methodology knowledge is limited
    Negotiating salary hikes is almost impossible.
    Career opportunities are not that great
    No festivals are ever celebrated at work place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work. Excellent environment & truly world class Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work environment is excellent & benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very slow growth, moving to higher grades is very Slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation mechanism, IT department is worse in Compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience till now and hoping better in future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good Team and Managers. Much Experienced. Good Pay. Challenging Work

    Cons

    Very less or no chance for abroad. Limited growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No recognition for your work and slow growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Large, stable, EDA company
    Good Work Life balance

    Cons

    No innovation and No technology in IT still using old legacy tools
    limited opportunity to growth
    People don't get recognition even after their hard work
    Do not ever join at a junior level... very few growth opportunities
    Management brings in their buddies or family members as Peers instead of promoting employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to work for

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work form home facility, laptop for each employee flexible work timing.

    Cons

    it's a good company to work for, no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
  10.  

    Nice work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Growth rate is slow for juniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fare evaluation

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and good place to settle if you have family!

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good. Great managers with technical knowledge. Good experincied team members in most of the teams. Communication skill and people soft skills exhibited by managers definitely deserves appreciation! Great place to have a blaved family and work life!!

    Cons

    Not good in compensation compared VLSI current market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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