Cadence Design Systems
3.3 of 5 311 reviews
www.cadence.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.3 311 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

(129 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility"
    in 39 reviews
  • "great work life balance, good work environment"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Technology used by most R&D groups is outdated"
    in 11 reviews
  • "On the field side, work/life balance is not satisfactory and that is echoed by others"
    in 6 reviews
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    It was Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice Relaxed Environment, good environment

    ConsLack of process oriented module

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    Established high-tech company with little growth prospective

    Architect (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsIt's an established company so should be pretty stable; treats employee okey; comp is comparable to other not-so-hot companies

    ConsThe field is not growing much and lack of moneitization potential, thus has little growth prospective

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to diversification and technology explorarion, and employee growth and furfillment aspects too

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good place to work, but will stagnate

    AMS Design (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are up there (compared to other companies here), so that rocks.
    Work life balance here is actually fantastic. I've rarely had to sacrifice time with my family. The management here is quite skilled at keeping resources working reasonable hours.
    Amazing colleagues

    ConsVery limited room to move up (if at all). The ceiling is not far
    No future visibility. I couldn't tell you what''s coming up in 3 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForced vacations, not cool. Make promotions happen, it's amazing how much it could motivate someone.
    Spend some money on your employees, it doesn't have to be much. Donuts on mondays. Beer and c hips on Friday afternoons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Proswork life balance if good

    Conslack of growth in caree

    Advice to Senior Managementhire good engineers and drive innovation

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    Good work , Good people, good Pay, good company but bad managers

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Noida (India)

    ProsGood work , Good people, Good Pay

    ConsMid level Managers play favoritism.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a great place to work

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood benefits and pay is about it.

    ConsEmployees are not valued. IT senior leadership is too political and treats employees disgracefully.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlash and burn is not a viable strategy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible hours, good cafe, but wouldn't consider a bright future here.

    Director, Product Marketing (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexible hours. Nice campus.

    ConsLack of direction and communication. High turnover in Exec / Management makes it hard to get momentum. with any project or plan. Too many "forced" vacations (4 weeks annually) and very few merit increases (only 1 in the last 3 years).

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize valuable contributors. Open your eyes to the disconnect between Senior Management and employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No chance for impactful work; majority of managers don't know how to manage

    (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay. Everyone seems highly qualified for the work they're doing. Longevity for engineers. They're going through many (good) changes in differentiating themselves.

    ConsToo much politicking, particularly in middle management. Managers don't nurture subordinates (give growth opportunities, mentorship, assign the right kind of work). A lot of internal strife. C-level business leaders are either oblivious to it all or ignoring it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to who is simply paying lip service and who has the real chops. Things get lost or altered in the chain of command/management too easily, you'll have to figure a more efficient workflow/communication process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery good atmosphere
    Very good pay
    Great co-workers

    ConsWork life balance
    Low incentives
    Long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives
    Increase office amenities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice company to work in

    Consnone as such to the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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