Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was awesome (in 45 reviews)

  • The work environment is so good that sometimes it becomes too good to handle (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance Constant fear of lay-off or reorg (in 11 reviews)

  • Too much politicking, particularly in middle management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to Work. Good work life balance. You can work 9 to 5 and that is very good.

    Cons

    Not high payers. The pay here is average. Internal administration and processes are not that great.


  2. Best place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very Flexible with personal attachment

    Cons

    lesser Career growth and layoff system

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Cadence is showing new growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New growth and new momentum is clearly seen in the company.

    Cons

    Some groups might be slow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the new momentum.


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  5. Cadence Design Systems

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its good company to work with .Environment is good.

    Cons

    Manythyings still needs to be streamlined in order to becom no.1


  6. Member of Technical Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome place, awesome people .. great work-life balance

    Cons

    EDA gets you little exposure of design. so if you are in for software a real great place to be.


  7. Positive work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work environment. strong professionalism.

    Cons

    Layoffs for cost cutting. Too few leaves.


  8. Very good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company Good culture CEO has good values and demonstrates them by example

    Cons

    A lot of layers of management and middle management. A bit fat in terms of operation, but the company can afford it. Seems to be a bit disorganized due to the large size of the company.


  9. Interesting Work, not so interesting environment

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Much of the work is challenging and state of the art. Some very talented people in the trenches doing the heavy lifting.

    Cons

    Cadence is very top down with little empowerment of employees. Even minor decisions get pushed up and there is very little risk taking. Decisions involve endless meetings and lots of second guessing. Little or no loyalty to long term employees. Lots of formal communication downwards, very limited informal communication up and down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking to outsiders to fix your problems. You have lots of talent inside but you need to get to know them.


  10. Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good pay

    Cons

    I would say no cons at all.


  11. Good chance to study but also pressures

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cadence is a good place to study software. There are lots of experienced SW engineer and you can find any program answers and examples in the source code by yourself, very useful! It developed a wonderful testing flow to guarantee the quality of product including code reviews, rnd test, ....

    Cons

    The management style is really bad. Manager will criticize the new stuff in public areas or/and meeting; even challenge the senior employee by really negative method for a small fault or mistake. This seems a style of Cadence in China site, I saw lots of examples in the office.



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