Cadence Design Systems Reviews

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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. AE At Cadence

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good people, flexible work environment, good compensation

    Cons

    Forced vacation, shut downs, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to avoid burning out employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good company

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, possible to make the difference, great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Until fee years ago layoffs were twice a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job in last few years to turn company around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    colleagues are good. work is challenging

    Cons

    no much room to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Classic corporate environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    A great chance to learn a lot from professionals with 15+ years experience in IP-Core digital design and verification. A lot of trainings, bonuses and discussions.

    Cons

    Not innovation oriented in IP-Core designs and verification. A little research and standards development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create research teams in all locations and give them 8h for research a week.

  6. Demanding but rewarding company with great team working that looks after its staff.

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    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Dealing with a wide variety of technology and customers. Roles are flexible and employees are empowered to make decisions. Everyone is very focussed on doing things right and looking after our customers as partners, to achieve long-term success. There is a good level of trust between team members and with management.

    Cons

    The pressure is relentless; there's always a customer in crisis who needs our support, often conflicting with other priorities, so there's always that unspoken pressure to work long hours to fit everything in. A truly global team means meetings often happen at the extreme ends of the work day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Company as overall, works on cutting edge of technology.

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    Current Employee - Product Validation Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Product Validation Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Compensation equivalent to market standard. Depends a lot on your team, and profile. Potential for growth

    Cons

    If you are in PV, you are least respected. RnD , AE and PE are highly appreciated. Creates short of disparity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect PV and give some recognition to them. Try to maintain some parity between different Business Unit in terms of salary and growth potential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Best place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Great work life balance
    2) flexible timings
    3) N no. of opportunity to explore

    Cons

    Growth is stagnant aft good number of years but that's with every firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    perks, benefits, managment, culture, trust

    Cons

    personal growth, communication, work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 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
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