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Cadence Design Systems Interview Questions

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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    Senior Embedded Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • What you see yourself in 5 years, do you want to move up to the manager position.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Too low

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    A position on timing analysis.
    Three phone interviews. On-site interview after three phone interviews. Eight on-site interviewers.
    Asked questions on fundamental circuit theories (~30%) and coding/complexity analysis (~70%).

    Interview Questions
    • A question on convergence theory.
      A question regarding root-finding algorithm (secant method etc).
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Search in Trie data structure, some array qs, searching & sorting, puzzles - bridge crossing, Puzzle - probability based. Lot of C++ questions in details as I was interviewed for C++ developer position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    HR was arrogant and rude. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Technical Leader 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 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got interviewed by 8 people from FAE/R&D organizations. It went very well and the team was excited about their job and the products they are associated with. Very professional . 2 round of phone interviews each 45mts to 1hr long and then 6 1:1 interviews at company location.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on how to judge whether a floorplan is good or bad....
      what are tough technical issues from customers you faced and how did you solve?
      what do you do in pre-sales if the feature req by customer is not supported..
      lots of qns on pre-sales and deployment. scenarios
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Cadence is very slow in negotiations and you have to be patient..the recruiters tend to bargain for every 500-700$ as well..not a lot of room to negotiate benefits/bonuses/stocks etc...base salary is pretty much you can neg...cadence has 4 shutdowns a yr totalling 4 weeks and you are only given 15 days a yr of vacation for in first 7 yrs...so try to see if you strike a deal with your manager prior to joining...also if your previous employers paid cell phone bills/internet etc , clarify them as they are not reimbursable by default and depends on grp directors budget...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Application Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    A short Phone Interview with manager, followed by on site interview. The people at cadence are very nice and professional. It was a nice experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 through a recruiter – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Asked a lot of domain knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews
    Onsite interview with 6 person
    Very tough interview process
    Grilled properly!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Application Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    We had talked about my resume, and the work I had done previously with my former company. The interviewer went into details of the Cadence tool for which the AE would be responsible for if he were to get the job. In the end, they found other interviewees with more experience with that particular Cadence Tool.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe some of the common errors you come across while using the cadence tool   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Manager 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 weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was over 10+ years ago. It was very quick, approximately two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy, approximately two days.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Usual analytical questions and programming questions and questions on your work experience

    Interview Questions
    • Given 99 unique numbers between 1..100 how do you find the missing number.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Overall fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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