Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was awesome (in 45 reviews)

  • The work environment is so good that sometimes it becomes too good to handle (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance Constant fear of lay-off or reorg (in 11 reviews)

  • Too much politicking, particularly in middle management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Interview Experience

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment and very nice manager and team members

    Cons

    there is no HR interview so salary is fixed


  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is conducive for personal and professional contribution

    Cons

    Nothing that I am aware of


  3. Helpful (1)

    Staff App Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, Good people to work with. Always working on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Can do better with compensation. Don't like forced shutdowns which is a letdown!!

    Advice to Management

    Doing good technology innovation, business strategy and execution. So keep up the good work. Make sure driving force behind the company success that is engineers are not left off in sharing the company success. Overall great company.


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  5. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    I was in Austin, TX. The office site does not have anything, like gym, restaurant...


  6. Helpful (1)

    Staff Applications Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Home office, great managers, challenging assignments / customers, great peers, collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of management and structure changes. Very difficult to get to know (or be known by managers above my direct manager.

    Advice to Management

    Since management above the direct people manager & director level change so often, make sure the levels that are somewhat steady are very good people managers. Don't dilute them to the point of burnout.


  7. Helpful (2)

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for Cadence.

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation are great. Co-workers I appreciate; cooperation and collaboration across teams works well. Management is hands-off unless there is a need; expect us to behave professionally - ask for help if we need it; seek it out on our own, be resourceful. I like that. Leadership is top-notch, in the executive team. I very much appreciate Li Bu Tan, our CEO, and his vision and leadership towards execution and setting and achieving realistic goals.

    Cons

    Hmm, not sure about cons. Sometime a project gets in a crunch and needs extra time; but I do my best and get the job done. Many jobs have this at time. Management is understanding of work/life balance, so there is not pressure to overwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! This is a great company.


  8. senior principal engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good salary good working env

    Cons

    need more and more salary


  9. Fast paced, interesting problems to work on, flexible timings, very good compensation

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very productive environment, where you can learn a lot from senior members

    Cons

    I don't really feel any so far....


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, possible to make the difference, great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Until fee years ago layoffs were twice a year

    Advice to Management

    Great job in last few years to turn company around


  11. AE At Cadence

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good people, flexible work environment, good compensation

    Cons

    Forced vacation, shut downs, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Try to avoid burning out employees.



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