Synopsys Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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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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  1. Business Application Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's an awesome place to work, work pressure and fun are balanced in the company.

    Cons

    There's no downsides that I know of this firm.

  2. Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good, nice,excellent,very nice,flexible time.can travel abroad.

    Cons

    no abroad, same projects,same maagers

  3. Technical Writer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Place to work.
    Very good mangement

    Cons

    Compensation can be better.
    It must match with marketing trend

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  5. Great work culture...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture
    Feel valued
    Free to try and come up with ideas

    Cons

    sometime the relaxed work culture can be very boring

  6. It is a very nice place to work. I learnt a lot. People are very friendly

    Former Intern - Intern in Noida
    Former Intern - Intern in Noida

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

    Pros

    It is a very nice place to work. I learnt a lot. People are very friendly

    Cons

    There is no con which I can think of. It's an absolutely amazing place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    I can't give much of an advise to the management as I can't think of any cons

  7. Great place to work for from the company's stability perspective with bit of imperfections from growth point of view.

    Former Employee - Senior CAE II in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior CAE II in Bangalore

    I worked at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable financially, no layoffs as such. Keeps very tight measures from processes perspective. Rewards very high achievements only.

    Cons

    Very slight chances of going up the ladder. Need to be in very good rapo with management to achive growth. Lesser paying compared to the counterparts.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more freedom and flexibility to employee's ideas and future plans along with interest towards specific technologies.

  8. sr software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    An awesome work culture with good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Good to stick with

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay and world leader

    Cons

    Lesser resources to deal with increasing projects

  11. "impactful", Good work culture, Strong values

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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