Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
376 Reviews
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376 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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  1.  

    Very good org to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good rate of pay. Invests in employees. Good management. Very skilled and professional colleagues. Ability to interact with a lot of external stakeholders and support internal teams.

    Cons

    Staff cutbacks over the years. I left for another job, but have always regretted that decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to rehire some previous employees! I'd rejoin CDN immediately if I was asked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome working there

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Great company to work. Best ever manager I had.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Everything was just great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    cadence design system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good engineering company that has the start up atmosphere

    Cons

    should provide employee with more chance to take outside classes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Work on some very innovative and new tools

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good EDA company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Upper level management appears transparent

    Cons

    sales pressure limits time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not put too much credence in TAMS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good work culture, stingy compensation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    - good work/life balance
    - approachable & helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - compensation sucks
    - follower not a leader
    - large number of employees with 10+ years In the company makes upward movement difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - less upper management changes
    - listen to employees
    - better compensation

  8.  

    Flexible workplace with smart hardworking engineers

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lack of office politics effecting the technical staff, adequate tools and infrastructure, collaborative supportive colleagues, make and sell a technical software product to a technical end-user means you're working with other smart, technical people all day long.

    Cons

    It is a large enough company that it can be lead-footed at times; this can mean it is hard to hire the staff you need.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great people and products, not a lot of career growth

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Great people, leadership was accessible

    Decent internal systems

    Great building, cafeteria, gym, and benefit plans

    Business casual dress code, very comfortable environment

    Cons

    Not much in the way of career growth opportunities

    People still have the same titles they did 10 years ago

    Many have to leave for promotions, then return for more senior roles

    Culture of mistrust as a result of so many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on growth opportunities for your employees, or consider a job rotation or mentoring program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay to work there

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    The team is friendly to work with and there are interesting topics to learn and work for. Lot of people here work for many years.

    Cons

    The work schedule can be tense. Lot of work is customer driven so often no thorough planning is in place .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure in work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Senior principal solution engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very challenge works and technology.

    Cons

    company holiday shut down take out most of vacation times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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