Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
349 Reviews
3.5
349 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility (in 46 reviews)

  • great work life balance, good work environment (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Due to many years of downsizing there is not much work life balance if you are in HR or finance (in 12 reviews)

  • Distant people, lack transparency, arrogant middle management, very little opportunity (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    stay with the industry leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    great dynamic flexible work schedule

    Cons

    office culture kind of pressing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good professional workplace.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional workplace
    Nice technology
    Challenging environment for those who want to learn and thrive
    Globally spread teams

    Cons

    Some old archaic systems and processes, however, they are changing that.
    Geographically spread teams. While I like it, brings with it a bunch of challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people, excellent team work and front line (those at the coal face), support, communicate and help each other.

    Cons

    Complete lack of support, communication and respect from Senior Management. Decisions made in a vacuum, without understanding the implications and expecting the ever decreasing staff to resolve. Outsourcing on one hand but expecting "on-site & engaged", which is very difficult when waiting on someone to answer the outsourced Service Desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some cojones, start to respect your employees and stop using them as doormats. Hiding away behind your doors and ignoring the talent is no way to lead a department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work-life balance was awesome.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, your job is not safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to fostering loyalty and security within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Leading EDA Company

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Cadence is a Large Stable Company offering solutions across the full spectrum of Electronic Design Automation Solutions. They are one of the top three companies in this industry.

    Cons

    As with any large company there is lots of Corporate overhead. Getting approvals and getting things done requires many levels of attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on staying "Cadence Strong." As a top three company competing with Synopsys and Mentor, continue offering and expanding the complete breadth of solutions and providing outstanding service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, amazing people, leading edge innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I interviewed 6 month ago I heard from everyone that "it's all about the people" at Cadence - everyone loves working with their teams and feel good about the people in the company. Now that I've been here 6 months, I agree that the people here are fantastic - they work hard together, collaborate, treat each other well and are having fun. It's great to be in a company that has survived 25 years and continues to be on the leading edge of technology.

    Cons

    Challenges include lack of process in some areas. The good news is that leadership is aware of the issues and is working to improve process concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the culture, invest in your people and fix the process issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A ok company to work with

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The working culture is good, but depending on the department. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Internal politics may make people unhappy and leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad ending to a great career

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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