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Not a good place to work
Director of Product Management and Marketing (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJuly 22, 2017
Bad management that only wants yes people under them. No a good company for advancement. The CEO is not in touch with what is really go on in the company and he enjoys micro-managing.
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A nice company
R&D Technical Intern (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJuly 12, 2017
I experienced a peaceful atmosphere in Synopsys. My colleges are very friendly and happy to share their experience to our interns. In the company, working time and working positions are flexible that is to say people can work at home no need arrive at company. Still, each group in Synopsys is very productive.
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great place with work/life balance
Sr. Research & Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJuly 8, 2017
The company is nice to its employee and the work/life balance is very good. Flexible working time and management is patient, hard-working and dedicated.

Benefit is around middle level compared to it competitive.
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Good place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJuly 1, 2017
Self paced environment. Goals clear. Work place was mature. Management was well structured and organized. A company that has come into its own over time.
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Great Work Place
Technical intern (Design Group) (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 19, 2017
Synopsys is a great place for interns, it is great learning experience. To talk about the team and work culture. It is relaxed, but you will get good work exposure. So I would recommend joining synopsys.
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Stifling
Senior Marcom Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJune 16, 2017
Never expect to get a raise or promotion. Lots of backstabbing and jockeying for position. Unimaginative work and people with little passion for their jobs.
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Fast growing company
Human Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJune 8, 2017
In the years that I spent at SYNP, I learned a lot and got to know some wonderful people. However, management never changes and they do not truly believe in promoting from within. Either you have to leave in order to develop your career, or management needs to change.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
too much work for little pay
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Dynamic place to work
Applications Consultant (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 31, 2017
Synopsys is a very dynamic and aggressive place to work. There is no work life balance. Management kept changing. Excellent co-workers and technical team.
Pros
Lucrative pay
Cons
No work life balance
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Top heavy
RnD Engineer, Sr II (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 19, 2017
Good place to work for with good work life balance. Employee benefits are not very attractive, but ok. Also recent past ( ~1 year), the company has become very top heavy. Too many people managing and very few working on actual hard problems.

Good parts:
Management lets you work on areas that you are really interested in.

Bad Parts:
Company is getting filled up with more number of annoying people and too many people to report to.
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Synopsys
Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 6, 2017
Synopsys is great company for C/C++ coders. The products are great and in demand. The developers are highly qualified and techinal. Highly recommeded.
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Great place for a summer internship
Technical Intern (Engineering) (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 1, 2017
Synopsys is a very structured company, from their social events to their technical talks. Guidance is provided along the way to help you succeed beyond a summer internship. Colleagues are very chill, and gatherings among interns are frequent. Overall, a great place to make friends while learning about technical/academic skills.
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Synopsys is a very well managed company.
Corporate Application Engineer (Former Employee) –  Marlborough, MAMarch 2, 2017
From a business perspective, Synopsys executes its plans very, very well. Shareholder equity is safe and growing.

Like with any large, multi-national customer driven company, there are plenty of meetings to attend. These are generally very well run so as not to waste valuable time. The hardest part of my job was just keeping up-to-date with all the improvements in the product(s) from release to release.

The Company allows employees to work at home and, not surprisingly, provides secure VPN access to the corporate resources.
Pros
Free hot beverages.
Cons
EDA business is solid but low growth.
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Good company but limited opportunities
SR. ENGINEERING MANAGER (R&D) (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAFebruary 21, 2017
Synopsys is part of semi-conductor supply chain that provides essential software for chip development. It is highly technical and requires extensive knowledge of both electronics and computer science.

However, the industry has now consolidated to only few names and provides little growth. This is having a negative impact on culture where office politics has become the tool of survival rather than productivity.

The only remaining culture is good work life balance and co-workers.
Pros
work-life balance
Cons
Lack of any incentives, extremely bureaucratic
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Good culture with quality employees
Sales Order Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORFebruary 18, 2017
Synopsys, hires good quality employees, that work well in a team environment. The benefits are great, and the overall culture is good.
My experience there was very positive.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Long hours at quarter end
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Eda company with no future
R&D Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJanuary 15, 2017
This is a place where there is no growth and advancement. The integrity and work culture is terrible. There is no team work among coworkers. Manager is not knowledgeable.
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Cooperative work groups, well managed, supportive structure
Editor Technical Publications Department (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 27, 2016
I provided all phases of editing for technical publications group. My co-workers were professional, strong in their respective fields and communicated well with one another.

The hardest part of my job was reading through hours upon hours of relatively difficult material. High level design synthesis is not an "easy read." However, I did enjoy all of the members on my immediate team. They were incredibly supportive and a lot of fun to spend time with--each had truly admirable strengths that I learned a great deal from.
Pros
Free lunches, flexible work hours
Cons
Being further out of the larger "Engineering" organization and long range planning
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Great Place to start Career
SOFTWARE ENGINEER 2 (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CADecember 8, 2016
1> Amazing people with clear focus
2> Company is well calibrated with loyal customers
3> Free Yoga, Gym
4> Benefits were good for a new graduate
5> Great Managers
Pros
Team, Eto, Delegation of responsibilities
Cons
Career Growth
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Good stable company
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CADecember 1, 2016
Pros are the work culture is good and the timings are good. Cons - stable company hence learning curve might not be same as start ups.
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Productive and Knowledgeable experience
HR Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, OROctober 5, 2016
My day starts with attending customer or client. Solving their queries and providing different solutions to them. Scheduling meetings and appointment, booking conference room for particular meeting. Answering phone calls and transferring it. Preparing reports and documents. Ordering office supplies for smooth flow of businesses.
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Excellent work place, great environment.
Customer Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CASeptember 21, 2016
I rated it a 10. It is a great company with excellent business forecasting and knowing how to remain the leaders in the market of EDA tool design.
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