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Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very detail oriented about C++ & OOP programming knowledge, 6 hours of interviews, 2 interviewers at a time for 1 hour a piece. Lots of writing code on whiteboards and answering obscure trivia about languages. They were also very interested in past work I had done working with the OpenAccess Database and the SKILL language.

    Interview Questions
    • An unexpected question was: "You and I are playing russian roulette and I load two bullets into a 6 chambered revolver in adjacent chambers. I go first, and nothing happens. Now you can either pull the trigger as is, or spin the chambers for a 'random' chance. What do you do and why?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were simple, they gave me a first offer, I countered and they submitted to all requirements except vacation. They would not budge on vacation, but increased the offer 8% and double the relocation package.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    was never formally interviewed by Cadence. The manager hired me used to work in the same company in my previous job. So we know each other very well. Also, being educated as an electrical engineer, I was very familiar with Cadence's product and line of business. So I took the opportunity to join and moved on to negotiation of salary.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Automation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call from the recruiter. Next was scheduled for an onsite interview. I was interviewed by 3 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly on my previous experience and skillset. nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Member of Consulting Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    I was never formally interviewed by Cadence. The manager hired me used to work in the same company in my previous job. So we know each other very well. Also, being educated as an electrical engineer, I was very familiar with Cadence's product and line of business. So I took the opportunity to join and moved on to negotiation of salary.

    Negotiation Details
    Cadence internal recruiter contacted me by phone to negotiate about salary, I was able to negotiate up by about 1% of the original offer. I'm please with the process. My advice to anyone get into this phase is that: Don't be shy, ask what you want.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The 1st interview started by going over my CV and asking about my skills and expertise. The 2nd interview was on digital logic design and algorithmic problems. The last one was specifically about the position which was logic synthesis.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted the resume by my friends who works in Cadence. One week later, interviewed by the team manager. Got the oral offer one week later after the interview. After that, I was contacted by the HR and give a package for the position. The package is OK for a graduate intern. Of course not as attractive as big software companies.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult. Mainly placement stuff. The manager is really nice   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    - phone interview
    - 3hrs of face-to-face interview with 5 people
    - communication via email
    - job offer
    (All of my interviewers were very friendly)

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the interviewers made me lead the entire interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Design/Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    campus, + on site

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Executive Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    I was a personal referral by then current employee. Met 3 folks in one on one situation, then met with HR. Background check done and then offer made verbally, followed by hard copy offer including detailed benefits package. Very easy, streamlined process.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 Telephonic round. Questions mainly on resume. Related to spice simulation and virtuoso software. Some basic skills and about the project i was working on.
    Interview depends on type of position. For intern position, it is not hard and mostly single telephonic round. Know your resume very well. Cheers!!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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