Synopsys
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Friendly atmosphere and good peers

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Good company and friendly atmosphere. Benefits and pay are good. As a new joinee i didn't saw any problem till now. My overall experience is excellent.
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Going downhill fast

New management makes it clear they only want employees who tow the line with no opinions of their own. Strict return of office requirements are old school and out of touch with modern work life. They are tracking who is coming in which days of week and reporting that to managers who are measured. who cares if people are more productive working mostly remote. if you are a female don't bother working here. blatant disregard for women

Pros

Free coffee, nice colleagues

Cons

management with outdated thinking, discourage anything other than following orders or you get laid off
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Nice

it is a nice company to work for if you want to work in EDA (Electronics Design and Automation) field. They have some of the great products in place..
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Good place to learn but no growth

Synopsys is an excellent place for freshers to learn but growth and sal hike comes very slow. As a fresher you will exposed to a lot of things and it's fun to learn but at the end of the year you realize there is nothing much for you in terms salary and growth prospects
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Good place to work

Good place to work. Benefits are good, interesting projects. Management was good. A very laid back culture (especially on the consulting side of the house) which I appreciated.
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Good work culture.

Great place to learn. Work culture is good. Good pay. Works on cutting edge technology. Easy to maintain work life balance. Sone time it is hectic but it could be managed very well.
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Avoid AI teams if possible - They are still trying to figure out and it’s a hit or miss from here

Advise to management:Appreciate the initiative to become more software oriented but know it requires mindset change and current middle management is struck in old ways. A complete revamp maybe required not just enforcing intitiaves.- AI teams work culture is hectic and sporadic. Many people left recently and some leaving due to poor middle management.- Arbitratory deadlines are set by middle management and everyone is expected to just deliver. Leading to burn outs.- Teams are geographically located in US west coast, France, India and Armenia and therefore planning is hard and people will ping you later in the night.- Work life balance: You are expected to put in more than 40 hours per week. They are very strict about it.- Communication skills are quite different. People talk over each, interrupt each other and will not waste a moment to point out your mistakes. Quite rude sometimes.

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Pros Salary (if you negotiate well) Benefits like Health Insurance, Life Insurance

Cons

401K match is low, No Work Life Balance
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Superior-subordinate communication is poor. For example Product/Test Manager does not always support his subordinates.

Loved the work. In beginning, manager provided support. However, it was clear that if my opinion was in conflict with manager's opinion then you were chastised. Instead of allowing open discussion, he would find ways to prove you wrong. It was a case of COPS and ROBBERS--which may work in some cases I guess.

Pros

free pizza at top company meetings

Cons

vacation hours would reset at end of year, So if you did not take vacation because you were needed to complete important experiments, then your work was for free
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It has been a learning experience.

It has been a learning experience. Work pressure is more but you learn coping with it over a period of time. Good place to work. Work as per ur managers goals thatz the mantra.
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Good place to work

For the most part I really loved my job there. My direct manager was great, I had a good team, but they are getting top-heavy with VPs and upper management and seemed to have a lot of lay-offs.

Pros

Decent pay and benefits

Cons

Too many chiefs...
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Synopsys is a good company to work for

Synopsys is a good company to work for and take care of its employees. Managers are supportive and approachable. Overall a good experience working at synopsys.
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Best employer ever

Excellent company. That's my review. This is everything you wish for as an employer. Great pay, team, and management. I don't remember the last time I had to ask the management for a promotion or a hike. They reward you justly.

Pros

Free food Honest management Collaborative team Inclusive

Cons

Nothing
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Fun work place

Good environment and corporate culture. Work life balance. Employee benefits. Colleges and seniors are helpful. Team focused also a good place to start your career

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

None
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good for smart and hardworking people.

You don't have any pressure, But if you work really hard, you will be compensated accordingly.Clear direction.Transparency from management. The vision of the company is good.

Pros

salary, stocks

Cons

slow career progression
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Good Internship Opportunity

This internship opportunity was a good experience to learn about software and chips and get an introduction into the industry. You get to work on many of their products and work with senior R&D engineers to help improve them.
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Amazing place for Interns and Freshers

I joined Synopsys in May 2021 as an R&D Intern. Management, Team Leads, and senior engineers have been extremely helpful and accommodating (since I have a tricky schedule). Compensation is good enough and work is interesting. Given absolute freedom to execute on goals and make code-level decisions.

Pros

Helpful Colleagues, Learning Environment, Flexibility and Work Life balance

Cons

Compensation, Tech stack a bit outdated (but that's being changed)
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Not good for future growth

Work is fun, but future can get impacted due to EDA tag. Hard to change jobs if you stay for long in the company. Otherwise place is fun and good work culture
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Stable Workplace

Its a great place for someone looking for a stable job, very few people think about innovating and working smartly instead of working hard.Pay is okay.

Pros

Job Stability

Cons

Lack of Innovation
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Fun place to begin with

It is really a good place for beginners. Not that challenging. The tasks are monotonous and sometimes even boring. Management is supportive and friendly.

Pros

free coffee, table tennis
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Politics, Poor Manager quality

Stressful day.Manager just talks, no action, no issue resolution.Favoritism.Politics prevails.If you are Yes Yes person, you succeed. Selective feedback take and marketed
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Excellent place to work, in the security field

Great place to work as a security consultant. Very flexible, especially for a large company. Compensation package is generous compared to other large companies.

Pros

lots of autonomy and flexibility

Cons

High expectations
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Based on 279 reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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