Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
369 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.  

    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
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    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
  3.  

    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
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    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 an year)

    Pros

    very challenge works and technology.

    Cons

    company holiday shut down take out most of vacation times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great teamwork, great people, great products.

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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

    Great place to learn and grow. Great compensation. I enjoyed all of the cross-functional teamwork. I liked the "do the right thing" mentality.

    Cons

    Can be poor work-life balance at times. Cadence always expects you to be on the clock when needed. Need more proactivity when contracts are not up for renewal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be as loyal to your employees as your employees are loyal to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; great balance between work and family.

    Cons

    No chance of advancement, but I was well compensated and content.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  9.  

    Good Place

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    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
  10.  

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

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    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.

  11.  

    Good place to work

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    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
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