Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
362 Reviews
3.6
362 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility (in 45 reviews)

  • great work life balance, good work environment (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Due to many years of downsizing there is not much work life balance if you are in HR or finance (in 11 reviews)

  • Distant people, lack transparency, arrogant middle management, very little opportunity (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great teamwork, great people, great products.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow. Great compensation. I enjoyed all of the cross-functional teamwork. I liked the "do the right thing" mentality.

    Cons

    Can be poor work-life balance at times. Cadence always expects you to be on the clock when needed. Need more proactivity when contracts are not up for renewal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be as loyal to your employees as your employees are loyal to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Descent Place to work but limited career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Good culture, colleagues, benefits, work life balance. Upper management is focused.

    Cons

    Limited professional growth opportunities. Limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide some growth opportunities to people/ professional courses etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    stability in the work place

    Cons

    Pay could be much better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mixed batch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Software Engineering Director

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment. Flexibility to explore new ideas in R&D.

    Cons

    Competition between teams limit the vertical expansion in some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cleanup the unnecessary leaves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    stay with the industry leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    great dynamic flexible work schedule

    Cons

    office culture kind of pressing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Leading EDA Company

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Cadence is a Large Stable Company offering solutions across the full spectrum of Electronic Design Automation Solutions. They are one of the top three companies in this industry.

    Cons

    As with any large company there is lots of Corporate overhead. Getting approvals and getting things done requires many levels of attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on staying "Cadence Strong." As a top three company competing with Synopsys and Mentor, continue offering and expanding the complete breadth of solutions and providing outstanding service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nuetral

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    Former Employee - SMCA in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - SMCA in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, good benefits

    Cons

    poor compensation,difficult to get promotions

  9.  

    Good, but trying to define its culture

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    Former Employee - Technology Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Business Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on newest software products in electronic design automation to tackle the increasing process rule complexities.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and lacking younger employee balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and interesting work place

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job is well compensated and outstanding work is recognized and rewarded. Good benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Work-life balance needs to considered as a global company, people in IT are extended to work OT to meet international time zone needs. 8pm PST meetings is not uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more attention to line-level workers needs as issues and concerns are masked/filtered by mid-level management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Established high-tech company with little growth prospective

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

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

    Pros

    It's an established company so should be pretty stable; treats employee okey; comp is comparable to other not-so-hot companies

    Cons

    The field is not growing much and lack of moneitization potential, thus has little growth prospective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to diversification and technology explorarion, and employee growth and furfillment aspects too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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