Compare Altera vs Synopsys BETA

See how working at Altera vs. Synopsys compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Altera vs. Synopsys. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Altera

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Synopsys

Employee Ratings

  • Synopsys scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 426 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1617 reviews)
Synopsys employees rated their Overall Rating 0.8 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.9
Synopsys employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Synopsys employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
4.1
Synopsys employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.7
Synopsys employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
4.1
Synopsys employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Altera Ceo
59%
59%
CEO Approval
Synopsys Ceo Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
94%
94%Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Synopsys employees rated their CEO Approval 35% higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Synopsys employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 26% higher than Altera employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Synopsys employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 40% higher than Altera employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Altera has 6 more total submitted salaries than Synopsys.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer8 Salaries
CA$33/hr
Member of Technical Staff7 Salaries
CA$128,775/yr
Intern5 Salaries
CA$30/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7 Salaries
CA$85,782/yr
Technical1 Salaries
CA$18/hr
Intern3 Salaries
CA$24/hr

What Employees Say

  • Synopsys had 278 more reviews than Altera that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Career advancement" was the most mentioned Con at Altera.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at Synopsys.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 43 reviews)
"Working environment"(in 36 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 321 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 136 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Career advancement"(in 15 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 52 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 48 reviews)
Featured Review

I have been working at Altera

Pros

Lots of things to do.

Cons

Workload can pile up fast. Don't slack.

Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer

I worked at Synopsys full-time

Pros

Allows the employees to work from home, friendly work environment, good work ethics, appropriate compensation scales, good management

Cons

I've never come across anything that I don't like about Synopsys!

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work! I like the way that the management adheres to the company core values and how they adapt to new concepts to keep going in the right direction !

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