Cadence Design Systems
3.3 of 5 311 reviews
www.cadence.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
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3.3 311 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

(129 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Salary, Not so good group dynamics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, salary and bonus

    ConsGroups not very cohesive, not much of team work

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an environment where team work is appreciated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are in a good team, you do learn a lot.

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsIt depends on the size of the team and the way of how does your manager works. My manager always encourage us to rotate and try new things. And sometimes, a little pushy to make you try your best. So it is a good chance for entry level to gain experience.

    ConsThe salary is, really... OK. Although the company environment is friendly and good for experience. I cannot help thinking, I do can earn more and also learn in another place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Balanced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility. CEO has lead by example taking pay cuts when necessary and really worked hard to move the company forward.

    ConsLarge changes and shifts in focus by upper management have made once secure jobs with bright futures with the company uncertain though the earnings for the company are very good. There is a pervasive gloom.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexible working time. Recently status is reliable.

    ConsSalary is too low compare with other bay area company.

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    Was better in the past in IT.

    Senior IT Architect (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsCompany is doing well and leadership is strong. The company has bounced back well under new leadership since low points in 2008. They are poised to retain and grow market share. They are focussing on quality which is important for longer term success.

    ConsA major restructuring in IT which likely was needed has taken place. The downside is many leading employees have been let go and many remaining strong ones are looking elsewhere.

    The company culture is rather conservative and is aging. Creativity and new ways of thinking are not the norm. Old school ways of thinking. Minimal embrace of social media.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow corporate value of respecting and valuing people, not laying them off and limiting their opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall OK place to work except if you are working under certain management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexibility is very good.
    If you happen to get lucky to work under a good manager--things are good
    Career advancement and rewards if you are able to put in the extra time/work that is needed.

    ConsSome departments change management to often, not allowing enough time to get thorough connection with employees and departments needs.
    Some managers never create any connection with employees, left feeling like just a number instead of feeling like part of a team.
    At times felt more like an outside contractor instead of an actual employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssign managers that have proper experience for the department they become responsible for.

    Train some managers to not treat employees like just a number, and the importance of creating a connection so more of a team/family connection.

    Don't reassign managers so often, seen in lots of cases manager moved on after only about 15 months.

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    good working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood intra-division cooperation
    good IT support

    Consnothing really to speak of

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pays good, not much new going on

    IT Director (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood pay, nice work environment. Employees are good to work with, and local teaming is good.

    ConsTechnology and management old. Management is out of touch with individual contributors. Those with stories are listened to, those doing the work are not acknowledged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture and value talk is good, but they do not apply the principles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not a good stable to company

    Sales Technical Leader (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Proswork balance is good in general

    Consmanagement is not good for change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK but very old school, tenure is more important than contribution

    IT Group Director (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood salary, interesting products, good people

    ConsManagement is insulated, they do not want to hear, or tell reality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou talk One-Team, but do not act as One-Team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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