Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
349 Reviews
3.5
349 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility (in 46 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 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good professional workplace.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Professional workplace
    Nice technology
    Challenging environment for those who want to learn and thrive
    Globally spread teams

    Cons

    Some old archaic systems and processes, however, they are changing that.
    Geographically spread teams. While I like it, brings with it a bunch of challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed working in the Israeli site!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees and their conditions.
    You will enjoy excellent pension conditions, HR events, very good indoors facilities, Food 24/7, laptop, free internet @Home - all you need to work comfortably and keep your work and family live balanced

    Great office culture.

    Cons

    Cadence is part of the conservative industry and does not hurry to embrace new development technologies: old IDE, crappy UI, problems with version control and so on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company with the latest technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture, amazing people, leading edge innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    When I interviewed 6 month ago I heard from everyone that "it's all about the people" at Cadence - everyone loves working with their teams and feel good about the people in the company. Now that I've been here 6 months, I agree that the people here are fantastic - they work hard together, collaborate, treat each other well and are having fun. It's great to be in a company that has survived 25 years and continues to be on the leading edge of technology.

    Cons

    Challenges include lack of process in some areas. The good news is that leadership is aware of the issues and is working to improve process concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the culture, invest in your people and fix the process issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    work culture. freedom of work

    Cons

    onsite managers left us some time aloof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some proxy managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Noida (India)

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture, Takes care of employees, High quality work, Clear growth path

    Cons

    Nothing just Noida area might not be a very good one to spend your life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place for working and studying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As an EDA company, there are sufficient material for study all the fields in hardware design, including simulation, implementation and verification and so on. You can have the opportunity to explore and learn technologies. Everyone are willing to share their knowledge and you also can use mail alias to seek your answers.

    Cons

    strong technology but still needs hard work to return No 1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Job Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Best place to work In VLSI
    2. Very good learning Experience
    3. High chances of Growth

    Cons

    1. Hire only from IIT or mostly interns in Freshers In India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office cilture is good

    Recommends
  10.  

    One of the best places to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, some of the best people to work with, fair bit of independence in your work

    Cons

    Has to be middle management, in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees at leaf levels. Middle management necessarily is not the best voice that you are going to hear.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    software qa engineer intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer Intern in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good team. Pleasent environment. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Good team. Low personal grow. Appropriate salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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