Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
342 Reviews
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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)

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

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  1.  

    Great culture, amazing people, leading edge innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I interviewed 6 month ago I heard from everyone that "it's all about the people" at Cadence - everyone loves working with their teams and feel good about the people in the company. Now that I've been here 6 months, I agree that the people here are fantastic - they work hard together, collaborate, treat each other well and are having fun. It's great to be in a company that has survived 25 years and continues to be on the leading edge of technology.

    Cons

    Challenges include lack of process in some areas. The good news is that leadership is aware of the issues and is working to improve process concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the culture, invest in your people and fix the process issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible and time-off policy. after working 11 years you get 5 weeks of vacation time. Management teams seem doing their job.

    Cons

    globalized company, you may need to work around clock to work efficiently.
    Hard to get promotion inside company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Nice Relaxed Environment, good environment

    Cons

    Lack of process oriented module

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  5.  

    One of the best places for EDA software engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of passionate engineers, competitive compensation, and flexible work time. The company has the whole EDA platform, and solutions, so you can build up what ever you can imaginate in EDA products.

    Cons

    Need a lot of energy to work cross teams, because it's large company with global distribution, and different cultures you have to get used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training for junior engineer, especially the production flow, it takes long time for new employee to understand the product release cycle and what team needs to response to which part.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone in office is so friendly and adjusting. Amazing team work. People are always willing to learn and grow together as one.. Much like the company motto "One Cadence One Team"

    Cons

    You will love this company far too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    A good place to start up your carrier

    Cons

    Internship will not be converted to full time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work/life balance. Positive challenges on the job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am challenged in exciting ways in my work. I work with quality engineers, and am provided with excellent resources. Pay is generhous, management is very flexible with time off and very hands off in style, yet expectations are clear - and high! JHigh in a good way, brings the challenge I've been missing in my career for a number of years prior to this job.

    Cons

    Hmmmmm, for working for someone else (i.e. not owning my own business) I think this is about as good as it gets for me in this industry. It's pretty darn good! Maybe I'm still in the "honeymoon phase" having only been with Cadence for 5 months now, but I don't think so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Stay engaged with you subordinates; keep encouraging us as you have. We appreciate the feedback and the confidence you place in us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong EDA company full of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great people throughout the organization that are fun to work with. Global company of over 5,000 employees offers you the opportunity to find a site that fits your needs. Customer focused Sales and R&D teams allow you the chance to interact with customers on all types of projects. Company is full of diverse groups and roles available from hardware or IP design, design services, sales, sales support, marketing, R&D or operations in the electronic software and hardware design industry.

    Cons

    Company training programs and IT are not as strong as they once were. Not a company on a rapid market climb with stock performance up and down over any year in the past 5, but the stock is looking strong over the past 5 years. Searching for its culture that was lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Technically expert people. Great work culture.

    Cons

    average age of employee is higher.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Large, solid company, technically challenging and exciting jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    You will be exposed to a number of research & engineering problems requiring out of the box thinking and non-standard approach. Creative atmosphere where innovation is encouraged

    Cons

    No free food provided. Too many meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less pep talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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