Synopsys

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Synopsys Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
509 Reviews
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509 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 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.  

    I am satisfied with the technical skill that is present in the company

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

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

    Pros

    1. Technical Skill
    2. Strong CAD support
    3. Work-Life balance

    Cons

    1.The salary is not upto industry standards. All the benefits are included
    2. There are no RSU's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Maintain professionalism, during meetings the presenter and the attendees tend to talk in native language
    2. Salaries appear bloated. You cannot add benefits in your salary. Example, Sodexo is listed in the salary
    3. Off site events are minimum. For the record, I haven't been to any offsite

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work, Great Flexibility, Limited Growth

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is a leader in its industry.
    Good fundamentals and extremely high stability.
    The work is decent and pressure is not too high for most months in a year.
    Management provides a lot of flexibility in terms of working hours and location and hence it is a great Company to maintain proper work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited Growth potential, especially at higher levels.
    A large percentage of management comprises of technical people who do not understand management or pure management people who don't understand technical issues correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand into more innovative area.
    Provide better growth opportunities of good second-level executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and ethics.

    Cons

    Limited scope in EDA industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for freshers, provided you get to work on the right projects!!

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    Promotions and personal growth good if you are talented. You get to work on higher level tasks irrespective of experience and gain skills exponentially. Visibility is very important and deciding factor for promotions.

    Cons

    Little to none overseas travel/transfer opportunities.
    Benefits of performing well seem mostly to lead to more work and responsibility rather than matching economic benefits.
    Advancement much dependent upon your visibility in the Business Group and success/demand of the product that you work on rather than your skills.
    Management always seems to wake up only when the competition is way ahead and then nagging at R&D to rush things leading to even harder maintenance in future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits don't seem to be performance oriented unlike what is usually claimed. Focus should shift to awarding the right people aptly.
    Also more people != more productivity.
    Right person + right place == better and faster work.
    Initial planning stages of a project could be improved instead of hastened.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Synopsys Bangalore IG CAE Team

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

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    You can relax & enjoy. Its a great place to work. Excellent flexibility at work.

    You can come to office happily at 10:30 AM or even later. Spend your time having tea/snacks, 1 Hour for Lunch, 1 Hour for post lunch walk, Gym, Play TT, leave by 4:30 PM. Just work for 1 to 2 Hours a day. That's more than enough.

    To check on you, your own manager comes much later than 10:30 AM on majority of the days. So to cover themselves, they say its flexible work culture. While the reality is you don't need to work much.

    Your own management will tell you how not to deliver at work and still push the blame of the others.

    Management will bind you and say not it interact/collaborate with out side employees.

    Know one will ever know what you are working on or what you are doing.

    Cons

    You own management will project your hardwork as theirs.
    From your hardwork, your own manager will take 90% of credit and if are lucky, you will get the 10% credit for your own Hardwork.
    Local Management is more focused on their own growth than that of their team members.
    Local Bangalore management, does not let you talk to US management as they are scared that you may revel the reality.
    Local Bangalore management wants you to work with no expectations on career growth.
    Local management is there for a decade and very much stagnant. They are neither enthusiastic to take more challenges nor will let the young employees collaborate to deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes, know the reality. Take feedback on the managers from individual employees. Ensure a proper time-in time-out for all. Change the rigid local management and cut unnecessary bureaucracy. Look for the best interest of Synopsys and not for the interest of just two individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work

    • 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

    There is no undue pressure put on by the management, and work done is duly appreciated. Co-workers are really bright and there is something new to learn almost everyday. Top management is really solid and it is a stable company.

    Cons

    Growth is slower compared to other companies. It is slowly expanding its domain through acquisitions, but comparatively slow growing.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good work-life balance.

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

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Cutting edge work, technology
    - You always keep learning every day (if you are open to learning)
    - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Salary is not the best; but comparable to market average of companies working in similar domain
    - Mid-level managers are clueless on business. Just want to please their superiors
    - Not much differences in compensation between a high performer and a laggard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Should try to improve the quality of mid-level managers for betterment of the company/organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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