Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
400 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Awesome working there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work. Best ever manager I had.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Everything was just great.

  2. Good EDA company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Upper level management appears transparent

    Cons

    sales pressure limits time off

    Advice to Management

    do not put too much credence in TAMS

  3. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on some very innovative and new tools

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. cadence design system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good engineering company that has the start up atmosphere

    Cons

    should provide employee with more chance to take outside classes

  6. Flexible workplace with smart hardworking engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lack of office politics effecting the technical staff, adequate tools and infrastructure, collaborative supportive colleagues, make and sell a technical software product to a technical end-user means you're working with other smart, technical people all day long.

    Cons

    It is a large enough company that it can be lead-footed at times; this can mean it is hard to hire the staff you need.

  7. good work culture, stingy compensation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    - good work/life balance
    - approachable & helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - compensation sucks
    - follower not a leader
    - large number of employees with 10+ years In the company makes upward movement difficult.

    Advice to Management

    - less upper management changes
    - listen to employees
    - better compensation

  8. Great people and products, not a lot of career growth

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

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

    Pros

    Great people, leadership was accessible

    Decent internal systems

    Great building, cafeteria, gym, and benefit plans

    Business casual dress code, very comfortable environment

    Cons

    Not much in the way of career growth opportunities

    People still have the same titles they did 10 years ago

    Many have to leave for promotions, then return for more senior roles

    Culture of mistrust as a result of so many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Work on growth opportunities for your employees, or consider a job rotation or mentoring program

  9. Okay to work there

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The team is friendly to work with and there are interesting topics to learn and work for. Lot of people here work for many years.

    Cons

    The work schedule can be tense. Lot of work is customer driven so often no thorough planning is in place .

    Advice to Management

    More structure in work environment

  10. Senior principal solution engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very challenge works and technology.

    Cons

    company holiday shut down take out most of vacation times.

  11. Great teamwork, great people, great products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow. Great compensation. I enjoyed all of the cross-functional teamwork. I liked the "do the right thing" mentality.

    Cons

    Can be poor work-life balance at times. Cadence always expects you to be on the clock when needed. Need more proactivity when contracts are not up for renewal.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be as loyal to your employees as your employees are loyal to you.

Cadence Design Systems Photos

Work at Cadence Design Systems? Share Your Experiences

Cadence Design Systems

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.