Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 316 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

(133 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's also good work-life balance and support for employees (in 42 reviews)

  • great work life balance, good work environment (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • On the field side, work/life balance is not satisfactory and that is echoed by others (in 9 reviews)

  • Technology used by most R&D groups is outdated (in 11 reviews)

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    good

    Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosflexible and time-off policy. after working 11 years you get 5 weeks of vacation time. Management teams seem doing their job.

    Consglobalized company, you may need to work around clock to work efficiently.
    Hard to get promotion inside company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and interesting work place

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsJob is well compensated and outstanding work is recognized and rewarded. Good benefits and perks.

    ConsWork-life balance needs to considered as a global company, people in IT are extended to work OT to meet international time zone needs. 8pm PST meetings is not uncommon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to pay more attention to line-level workers needs as issues and concerns are masked/filtered by mid-level management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice Relaxed Environment, good environment

    ConsLack of process oriented module

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    Established high-tech company with little growth prospective

    Architect (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsIt's an established company so should be pretty stable; treats employee okey; comp is comparable to other not-so-hot companies

    ConsThe field is not growing much and lack of moneitization potential, thus has little growth prospective

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to diversification and technology explorarion, and employee growth and furfillment aspects too

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with, but slow pace of progress

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat people
    Good work/life balance.
    Great if you are an engineer.

    ConsSlow pace of growth which is an industry problem also,but company slows it further.
    Remuneration not at par with rest of industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your talented and hardworking engineers more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting but tough.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging problems, relatively good pay, customer oriented.

    ConsBad work-life balance, upper management come-and-go. Sometime unrealistic datelines and expectation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarketing please listen to the engineers before promising any numbers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great time.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosyou get paid here twice a week.

    Consyou have to work for your money.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay employees more.

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    Pretty good place to work, but will stagnate

    AMS Design (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are up there (compared to other companies here), so that rocks.
    Work life balance here is actually fantastic. I've rarely had to sacrifice time with my family. The management here is quite skilled at keeping resources working reasonable hours.
    Amazing colleagues

    ConsVery limited room to move up (if at all). The ceiling is not far
    No future visibility. I couldn't tell you what''s coming up in 3 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForced vacations, not cool. Make promotions happen, it's amazing how much it could motivate someone.
    Spend some money on your employees, it doesn't have to be much. Donuts on mondays. Beer and c hips on Friday afternoons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery good atmosphere
    Very good pay
    Great co-workers

    ConsWork life balance
    Low incentives
    Long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives
    Increase office amenities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Proswork life balance if good

    Conslack of growth in caree

    Advice to Senior Managementhire good engineers and drive innovation

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