Synopsys Employee Reviews in United States

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EDA company.
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORMay 14, 2016
Aggressively moving engineering and support functions off-shore for core EDA tools. Expanding to adjacent areas such as security based IP and software.
Pros
Excellent IT infrastructure for remote work.
Cons
Dental benefits could be better.
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Pretty good company to work with
Business Analyst and Project Management Associate (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 4, 2016
Good work life balance, very organized work flow, Good management. Takes care of employees well.
Compensation benefits, bonus and hikes are good. Great scope to learn and contribute.
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EDA Leader
CAE Manager (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 10, 2015
While the leader in the EDA field, Synopsys tends to try to run a middle-of-the-road course in general compared to other Silicon Valley companies. Management tends to be fairly intelligent and cautious about over-expansion, which served the company well during the economic downturns of the recent past. As a result they were able to navigate tough times with minimal layoffs and a solid balance sheet. Which is not to say they are any more (or less) caring on a personal basis than any other large company, despite company propaganda to the contrary. The work environment is relaxed and casual, but not so much so that it becomes "strange".The company has firm goals and expectations, and generally employees are responsible and rise to the challenge to achieve. At times it can be a very high pressure environment, but that is par for the course in Silicon Valley.
Pros
Comprehensive benefits, new offices
Cons
Commuting traffic, work schedules
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This company is #1 in EDA but beware of their management
Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 11, 2014
Synopsys I believe is a good company(or so I thought it was), but it definitely depends on the business unit you are in and the associated dynamics of the accounts you support (from my position as an FAE). Managers are not always on top of things that they should be, especially when it comes to proper personel management, and can influenced and intimated by members in other BUs. The bottom line is that I would likely not work for this company again but on the other-hand, I believe they are probably no different than many other large EDA companies out there in terms of how they treat people.
Pros
flexible vacation schedule, challenging work, good benefits
Cons
rampant with company politics
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Company culture and events were the BEST!
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJuly 2, 2012
It was an excellent experience working during the early days before, during and after the company's IPO.

I coordinated company events, set-up corporate Friday's for afternoon speaker, and food service management. I really enjoyed the job I had as I wore many hats in the earlier days. I had the biggest office in the new location when we went public. I took care of all internal document management, managed the internal mail, fax, copy and supply services, as well as employee systems and telecommunications for the company.
Pros
great culture, excellent benefits, amenities
Cons
long hours, hard work, minimal internal advancement
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Exciting software development company
IT End User Manager (Former Employee) –  Mount View, WISeptember 17, 2015
Hired as the in-house computer help desk manager and within 6 months was promoted to the Unix/Network Server Manager.

While there, lots of management turnover occurred and I was given little direction or support. In the meantime, I was offered a better position.
Pros
Exciting environment; lots of employee fun events to go along with work
Cons
Management turnover resulted in lack of direction within IT
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Good working enviroment
Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 22, 2016
good work life balance compared to other
challenging work
Nice co-workers to work with.
it is just the industry is dying
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Productive and good work-life balance
Customer Applications Intern (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CaliforniaSeptember 24, 2015
A good platform to learn lot of skills and develop knowledge. The Work culture and people are really helpful. Lot of social activities which keeps you relaxed and makes you socially active.
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Good place to learn
Verification Engineer Intern (R&D) (Current Employee) –  Mountain view, CaliforniaMarch 3, 2015
Very good place to start you career, but very limited chances for advancement. Management is good and transparent. Will have a lot of opportunities to learn. Difficult to get in since, people stay for long.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
advancement
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great work environment
Staff Field Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mount View, WIAugust 26, 2015
Synopsys was a great place to work. Management always worked methodically to come to the most mutually satisfying solutions , as customer and internal situations arose!
I would absolutely recommend it to anyone working in the EDA field.
-Michael
Pros
good top management, great co-workers
Cons
NA
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Stable company
Manager, Information Technology (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 25, 2015
Synopsys is a great company to work for.
Synopsys is growing like a startup.
The CEO is one of the best leaders in the valley.
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OK place
Analyst (Current Employee) –  USASeptember 14, 2015
OK place to be, with lots of different challenges. You can learn new things on a daily basis.
Average benefits. You can learn a lot in finance.
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Great technology
Group Marketing Communications Manager (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJuly 24, 2013
Synopsys provides products and services that accelerate innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP), Synopsys’ comprehensive, integrated portfolio of system-level, IP, implementation, verification, manufacturing, optical and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions help address the key challenges designers face such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in quickly bringing the best products to market while reducing costs and schedule risk.
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Bad place if you are in IT; good for interns
SAP Technical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mountain View CAMarch 3, 2014
Its a good place for interns to start working because they dump work and in the process you will learn a lot. But once you are hired, pretty much there is no pay hike or good bonuses. You should get used to working 10 hours min. Management too stingy on giving any raises. A lot of nepotism. Good co-workers. Management is the most difficult .
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Fun loving place to work
Technical Intern (Former Employee) –  mountain veiwJuly 16, 2015
The management of the company is very good. workload is not too much.Every one in the company is very helpful. The senior member give chance to their juniors to learn from them and to grow them technically strong
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Normal typical workplace
Sr. System Administrator (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAOctober 26, 2015
Place is just like any other places. Work day is typical 9-5 and co-workers are great. Willing to help you in any way possible.
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good and productive place to work
Software engineer (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 27, 2015
well organized, cooperative environment, great place and facility to work, and good work-like balance.
it's a good environment for learning and developing new skills, in a supportive environment.
management and co-worker are reasonable and cooperative.
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Video Production tools/applications provider
Lead Applications/Product/QA/Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Victor, NYJuly 21, 2014
Top of class provider of Video editing and production hardware and soffware.

Great location to work, great fitness trails. great culture.

Management was open and approachable.
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Poor Management Practices
SR QA II Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJuly 27, 2012
Expectations always exceed company capabilities. Management is unwilling to work with employees. Very poor communications. Benefits are good.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management
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Great staff and management
Sourcing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 2, 2015
I contracted here, so I really can't comment on the compensation/benefits. From what I understand they were great at the time I worked there.
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4.2
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