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Updated Feb 5, 2014
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San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – Nothing difficult. Mainly placement stuff. The manager is really nice   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2010.

Interview Details – I was called for an interview. Where I was asked to solve a written test containing software,hardware and aptitude questions. It was a 90 minutes test. As I couldn't clear the test, I don't know any further about the process.

Interview Question – Few technical questions regarding hardware was very difficult.. and the Aptitude test was very tricky...   Answer Question

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Noida (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2010.

Interview Details – 3-4 Rounds of interview . In Product Validation interview they can ask ranging from timing , designing of simple designs in verilog/VHDL , perl for automation , simple CMOS basics ,

Interview Question – Some puzzles   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiations as this was my first company

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

Interview Details – The hiring was done through on campus placement.
The process comprised of a written test and interview process.
Written test had 3 sections: analytical, software and hardware of one and half hour duration.
After this, few students were shortlisted and the interview process was started.
There were 2 technical interviews and 1 HR interview.

Interview Question – Analytical questions which could not be solved in the question paper asked again.   Answer Question

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Noida (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2011.

Interview Details – 3 rounds in the interview process:
1) Written test: Some basic electronics questions along with software and aptitude questions.
2) Technical Interview: Questions on virtual table, classes in C++, compiler design (if you have knowledge about it). Also, some basic electronics questions related to MUX and gates.
3) Panel Interview : Puzzles, some coding questions and advanced data structures like AVL tree(only if you have knowledge).

Interview Question – Game related to coins : There are a bunch of coins on the table (about 20 I think) and 2 players have to pick 1-5 coins at each turn. The player who picks last coin wins the game. What will be your strategy if you are given the 1st chance to pick coins ?   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – Not much talk regarding money, since I had just graduated from college. Just asked about other offers and why Cadence ?

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Noida (India)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2012.

Interview Details – written then 2 interviews and then HR interview. interview consisted of basic digital and c c++ questions.they also asked about static time analysis and sequential circuits.

Interview Question – puzzles about defective balls and balance. it had 12 balls and one of them was defected so to find it in minimum no of weighings.   View Answer

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The process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in April 2011.

Interview Details – Get your basics on trees and graphs correct.

Interview Question – Trees, DS, Graphs   Answer Question

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Delhi (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in April 2011.

Interview Details – I had applied to Cadence through Campus recruitment procedure in my college in Delhi . The first round was written test which contains 1 hour aptitude and then 30 mins software test. After the shortlisting based on written test there was a technical interview. There was another shortlisting after first technical interview and then they conducted another technical and HR interview round . Finally they revealed the result after the entire procedure was over. Although I was selected at the moment others were told that result will be declared within two weeks.

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