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Principal Design Verification Engineer, IP Verification – new

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

IP verification • Development of verification plans that identify and prioritize verification requirements based on architecture, design and… Cadence Designs

3 days ago

Principal Application Engineer

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA +3 locations

As a Technical Lead in Cadence’s Verification Division you will consult with customers on Advanced Verification Methodologies and Technologies with a… Cadence Designs

3 days ago

Digital Sign-Off Sr. Application Engineer

Cadence Designs Cary, NC

• Product scope includes Encounter Digital Implementation Systems (EDI) platform products used for digital cell-level • sign-off: TEMPUS, VOLTUS… Cadence Designs

6 days ago

Staff Product Engineer, Library Characterization

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the Cadence library characterization development group.  The group is currently developing the… Cadence Designs

3 days ago

Principal R&D Application Engineer – new

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

• Provide in-depth support for various Tensilica software development tools , specifically Xtensa C/C++ compiler, linker and assembler • Become an… Cadence Designs

3 days ago

Lead Configuration Management Engineer – new

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

include: - Monitoring software build and release processes of production and development environments - Managing various aspects of source code… Cadence Designs

2 days ago

Senior R&D Engineer – new

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

This position is for an R&D engineer, who will be involved in developing a multi-threaded and distributed physical synthesis core engine in Encounter… Cadence Designs

6 days ago

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Baseband

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

• Drive the value proposition of Tensilica baseband processor solutions, define its competitive advantages and put together marketing plans and… Cadence Designs

5 days ago

Principal Product Validation Engineer

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

1- Work with the field team to setup and prepare designs and flows for use to qualify software releases. This includes establishing fail/pass… Cadence Designs

6 days ago

HR Manager and Business Partner

Cadence Designs San Jose, CA

Cadence HR is seeking a smart and driven HR Manager and business partner to support an R&D client group.In this exciting role, the candidate will… Cadence Designs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years


    -Executive Team means well, tries hard, and has succeeded in turning the company around in revenue, customer gains, and industry perception. (with the help of very hard-working employees.)
    -Decent base salary, if you are an engineer or manager/director/VP. (Not so much in non-revenue producing areas, such as IT, HR, RE, etc.)
    -Rewards and Recognition system that makes it easy to reward your fellow employees for outstanding work. (although, with a fairly small dollar amount.)
    -#2 in industry market, with definite possibility of regaining #1 spot. (albeit out of only 3 main players.)
    -Stock price has consistently risen in recent years.
    -Conveniently located in North SJ near many major freeways.
    -Plenty of parking.


    -Top-layer-heavy. Lots of managers, directors, and VP's. Not enough actual "doers".
    -Hiring from outside for management positions rather than promoting from within.
    -Recently changed bonus plan structure so that doing a good job and achieving your goals in helping the company succeed will only get you 70-90% of your target bonus amount. To get 100%, you need to exceed them.
    -Mandatory vacation periods ("shutdowns" where the company is not actually shut down.)
    -Company does not subsidize cafeteria or breakroom, so meals and snacks are expensive.
    -Fitness center is old and worn, even though company charges employees $20/mo to use it.
    -Not very "green".
    -Cost-cutting is job one.
    -C-level push for "Top 100 Best Place to Work" status, without actually doing anything to make it one.

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    If you want to be a 100 Best Place to Work, then BE a 100 Best Place to Work. (Simply asking the employees to fill out surveys is not good enough.) :
    -Subsidize the cafeteria so employees do not pay $10 or more for lunch.
    -Improve the break rooms to provide healthy choices in the vending machines, and price them AT COST. The break rooms should not be revenue centers. (Why can I buy a bottle of water at Costco for 50c, and it costs me $1.25 at work?)
    -Stop charging a fee for the fitness center. You should be promoting healthy behavior. It saves the company money by having fewer sick days, and also lowers health insurance costs. (If you are going to charge for it, then refresh and modernize it.)
    -Stop charging a fee to use the electric vehicle charging stations. You should be promoting responsible environmental behavior among your employees, not making money from those who do.
    -Stop viewing cost-cutting as the primary metric of success. The company is growing.
    -End the forced vacation period policy.

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