Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – January 4, 2019
Synopsys is a great place to work as a software developer. People are highly skilled for their job and very helpful. Its a very positive work environment. There is good work life balance in general but sometimes work pressure could be high.
Operations/Finance Org (Current Employee) – Mountian View, CA – November 13, 2018
Not your final stop shop for employment. If you're looking for continuous raises/advances, this is not for you. If you have a family and want security then this is what you're looking for. The benefits are top tier and cater for the 'seasoned' individuals in SV.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Mountain, ND – December 10, 2018
I worked at Synopsys almost 20 years ago so my review is pretty out of date compared to what it could be like there today. I found it enjoyable but cut-throat. There was a lot of distrust of co-workers and upper management.
Sr. corporate Application Engineer (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – June 26, 2018
Acquired knowledge and experience in automation tools to verify the ASIC design. I enjoyed my job at Synopsys because I knew clearly the tasks assigned to me. I enjoyed working with a friends and professional team. The culture at Synopsys balanced work and family. The hardest part of the job was when debugging a new testcase which was written according to the new spec.
Sr Corporate Application Manager (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – December 10, 2017
Synopsys is a mature company with strong leadership at the top. One should be able to handle pressure coming from internally (R&D, Sales, Field Engineers) and customer. It can be very challenging to balance work and life at occasion. Overall it is a very stable company with strong product portfolio and they are number EDA company. Lately management is doing multiple acquisition related to software security to diversify and those huge investments are paying of now.
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – July 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.
great culture, excellent benefits, amenities
long hours, hard work, minimal internal advancement
This company is #1 in EDA but beware of their management
Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 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.
flexible vacation schedule, challenging work, good benefits
Accountant (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – February 26, 2018
Working for a large company was new for me and that it in it self had its own challenges. They do not offer the benefits as other Silicon Valley companies as they are still very old school. They do offer a lunch room and coffee and tea, but that's it.