Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
359 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility (in 45 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 11 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Descent Place to work but limited career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Good culture, colleagues, benefits, work life balance. Upper management is focused.

    Cons

    Limited professional growth opportunities. Limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide some growth opportunities to people/ professional courses etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    stability in the work place

    Cons

    Pay could be much better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mixed batch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    The company culture is excellent. It's flexible and macro management style.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    People are very professional and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    I don't have it yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need room to grow.

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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is good. professional

    Cons

    low promotion. we need to be cool!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More passion, and good change work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in India, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in India, TX

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

    Pros

    great team and great learning oppertunities.

    Cons

    not much of that kind i think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, i cant think of better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Software Engineering Director

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment. Flexibility to explore new ideas in R&D.

    Cons

    Competition between teams limit the vertical expansion in some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cleanup the unnecessary leaves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Good management, flexibility and good culture.

    Cons

    Not many converted from internship to permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    EDA as a field is getting commoditized. Not a whole of lot of new stuff going on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable job. Great benefits! Good leadership team now.

    Cons

    Nothing new going on in the EDA side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in how the rank-and-file work. Since this is an old field, there are a lot of people who are in the company for a long time. Hence, a lot of bureaucracy and junior people do not get a whole of monitorship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    simple

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    a well managedcomapny with chances

    Cons

    traditionally not respectful to technology

  11.  

    Good place to start in EDA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Exposure to state of the art EDA requirements. Good place to learn and grow in the beginning of an EDA career.

    Cons

    Not so good for experienced professionals. Not much growth opportunity as there are not that many positions within the group that can exploit experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better exposure to senior members of staff and utilize them more effectively, instead of assigning them routine jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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