Cadence Design Systems
3.3 of 5 311 reviews
San Jose, CA
5000+ Employees
Company - Public (CDNS)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Cadence is a leading provider of EDA and semiconductor IP. Our custom/analog tools help engineers design the transistors, standard cells, and IP blocks that make up SoCs. Our digital tools automate... More

Mission: Cadence® technology helps customers build great products...More

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Cadence is an exciting place to work! Our customers design the most advanced electronic products in the world, for the most challenging markets, using powerful software and hardware tools from Cadence. Our industry-leading design technology is essential for the development of next-generation smartphones, tablets, cameras, gaming devices, cloud infrastructure, and many other amazing electronic products.


Cadence employees like working here because of the great teamwork and the chance to solve challenging problems. Development in electronics occurs at break-neck speed and since Cadence tools and technologies are crucial in creating those designs, our pace of development is even faster.

We insist on integrity and accountability, and employees appreciate the responsibility and opportunity that come with that trust. Our motto is One Cadence – One Team.

As a global company with offices in 17 countries, employees in all parts of the world bring unique perspectives to Cadence and yet share a singular goal – to make our customers successful, wherever they are. And it is the drive, passion, intelligence, and integrity of our dedicated employees that make Cadence a great place to do great work.

Join Cadence and work on compelling technologies that contribute directly to our customers’ success.

Lip-Bu Tan
President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


The Cadence Way

This is an exciting time to be part of the Cadence team. We have a powerful company vision and a differentiated customer value proposition. And we have the right people and culture to transform our business vision into reality.

“The Cadence Way” culture encourages and empowers employees to be an integral part of a unified team that drives our company to new levels of success. Working together, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of business conduct to renew our Cadence spirit and global sense of purpose. 

"Cadence Way" Values
The following “Cadence Way” values define our approach to collaboration and how we accomplish everything we do in the workplace.

  • Customers: Their Success is Our Success
    Customers are at the heart of everything we do - they are our passion and our pride.

  • Innovation: Think Big
    We work at Cadence to make a difference - to influence the future of innovation.  We encourage each other to think big, take risks, and have an impact.

  • Quality: Execute with Excellence
    We are focused, disciplined, and continuously strive for exceptional results.

  • Agility: Move Quickly
    We embrace change.
    We are decisive and move quickly to keep pace with our customers and outpace the competition.

  • Integrity: Be Accountable
    We hold ourselves accountable to do what is right and to deliver on our commitments.

  • One Cadence - One Team
    Our people are our greatest asset.
    If we respect one another and work together, we are unstoppable.

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA May 2014 Reviewed last week New

Interview Details – E-mailed and scheduled an interview the following week. Got a reply within a week, final offer week later after that. Whole process took less than 3 weeks. The interviewer was extremely nice and kept the conversation going even if I didn't have a long answer. Interviewed by multiple people and all…Full Interview

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TSMC Partner of the Year, TSMC, 2013
TSMC Customers’ Choice Award, TSMC, 2013
EE Times-China ACE Award for Best Electronic Design Automation Product, EE Times-China, 2013

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