Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Cadence

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable and leadership is moving the company in the right direction

    Cons

    A software company run by electrical engineers. More of a semiconductor company than a software company, not very nimble and slow to adopt new technology.


  2. Good EDA company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper level management appears transparent

    Cons

    sales pressure limits time off

    Advice to Management

    do not put too much credence in TAMS


  3. good work culture, stingy compensation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - good work/life balance - approachable & helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - compensation sucks - follower not a leader - large number of employees with 10+ years In the company makes upward movement difficult.

    Advice to Management

    - less upper management changes - listen to employees - better compensation


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  5. EDA as a field is getting commoditized. Not a whole of lot of new stuff going on.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job. Great benefits! Good leadership team now.

    Cons

    Nothing new going on in the EDA side.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in how the rank-and-file work. Since this is an old field, there are a lot of people who are in the company for a long time. Hence, a lot of bureaucracy and junior people do not get a whole of monitorship.


  6. simple

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a well managedcomapny with chances

    Cons

    traditionally not respectful to technology


  7. Very good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, flexibility and good culture.

    Cons

    Not many converted from internship to permanent.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Good place to start in EDA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to state of the art EDA requirements. Good place to learn and grow in the beginning of an EDA career.

    Cons

    Not so good for experienced professionals. Not much growth opportunity as there are not that many positions within the group that can exploit experience.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better exposure to senior members of staff and utilize them more effectively, instead of assigning them routine jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Reasonable benefits and compensation; in 15 years it was never successful in getting back on top

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, great mission with 'One Cadence' and teamwork.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management, change in IT management whose strategy has taken 10 years off of progress.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Moving away from the so called family culture they pretend to foster.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance was awesome.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, your job is not safe.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to fostering loyalty and security within the company.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Bad ending to a great career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging work environment. Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology to support a highly technical group of people.

    Cons

    Politics are the rule of the day at Cadence IT, not ability or experience

    Advice to Management

    Sending jobs overseas to save money while you are a US based company is just plain tacky. While all companies have to meet their bottom line letting petty politics rule your E-Staff and their reports shows a real lack of true leadership ability.



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