Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
323 Reviews

3.4
323 Reviews
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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  • Technology used by most R&D groups is outdated (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    software qa engineer intern

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer Intern  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer Intern in Moscow (Russia)

    Pros

    Good team. Pleasent environment. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Good team. Low personal grow. Appropriate salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Relaxed Environment, good environment

    Cons

    Lack of process oriented module

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    Innovation and culture!

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    Current Employee - Senior Group DIrector  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Group DIrector in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Cadence is at the forefront of innovation in the EDA space - executives are accessible, down to earth and highly engaged in driving the business. Communiation is extremely open and the culture is results driven. Tremendous opportunity to take on exciting work and make an impact. One thing that struck me when I first joined is how much employees really enjoy working together. They are working hard but are having fun while they do it. There's also good work-life balance and support for employees.

    Cons

    The industry is having challenges and Cadence is responding but will have to continue to innovate and be strategic to overcome the macro environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on culture. Rebuild in areas that dropped during the downturn - development programs, community philanthropy programs, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best places for EDA software engineers

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

    Pros

    A lot of passionate engineers, competitive compensation, and flexible work time. The company has the whole EDA platform, and solutions, so you can build up what ever you can imaginate in EDA products.

    Cons

    Need a lot of energy to work cross teams, because it's large company with global distribution, and different cultures you have to get used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training for junior engineer, especially the production flow, it takes long time for new employee to understand the product release cycle and what team needs to response to which part.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing work environment

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Everyone in office is so friendly and adjusting. Amazing team work. People are always willing to learn and grow together as one.. Much like the company motto "One Cadence One Team"

    Cons

    You will love this company far too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place to start up your carrier

    Cons

    Internship will not be converted to full time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work/life balance. Positive challenges on the job.

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    I am challenged in exciting ways in my work. I work with quality engineers, and am provided with excellent resources. Pay is generhous, management is very flexible with time off and very hands off in style, yet expectations are clear - and high! JHigh in a good way, brings the challenge I've been missing in my career for a number of years prior to this job.

    Cons

    Hmmmmm, for working for someone else (i.e. not owning my own business) I think this is about as good as it gets for me in this industry. It's pretty darn good! Maybe I'm still in the "honeymoon phase" having only been with Cadence for 5 months now, but I don't think so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Stay engaged with you subordinates; keep encouraging us as you have. We appreciate the feedback and the confidence you place in us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the Best Employers I have worked with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greater Noida (India)

    Pros

    -Superb work environment
    -They really would do anything for their employees

    Cons

    -They need to have a better policy for contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the employee friendly attitude!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Staff Solutions Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Staff Solutions Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Very good company, Strong technical people to work with. Good training provided in all design and verification languages to all the clients connected with the company.

    Cons

    No cons till date. I worked only for 1 year and very much satisfied with the company. No Cons.

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