Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
370 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in India, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in India, TX

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

    Pros

    great team and great learning oppertunities.

    Cons

    not much of that kind i think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, i cant think of better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Software Engineering Director

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Flexibility to explore new ideas in R&D.

    Cons

    Competition between teams limit the vertical expansion in some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cleanup the unnecessary leaves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    EDA as a field is getting commoditized. Not a whole of lot of new stuff going on.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable job. Great benefits! Good leadership team now.

    Cons

    Nothing new going on in the EDA side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in how the rank-and-file work. Since this is an old field, there are a lot of people who are in the company for a long time. Hence, a lot of bureaucracy and junior people do not get a whole of monitorship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Good management, flexibility and good culture.

    Cons

    Not many converted from internship to permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    simple

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    a well managedcomapny with chances

    Cons

    traditionally not respectful to technology

  7.  

    Good place to start in EDA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Exposure to state of the art EDA requirements. Good place to learn and grow in the beginning of an EDA career.

    Cons

    Not so good for experienced professionals. Not much growth opportunity as there are not that many positions within the group that can exploit experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better exposure to senior members of staff and utilize them more effectively, instead of assigning them routine jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    stay with the industry leader

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    great dynamic flexible work schedule

    Cons

    office culture kind of pressing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good professional workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Reasonable benefits and compensation; in 15 years it was never successful in getting back on top

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, great mission with 'One Cadence' and teamwork.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management, change in IT management whose strategy has taken 10 years off of progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people, excellent team work and front line (those at the coal face), support, communicate and help each other.

    Cons

    Complete lack of support, communication and respect from Senior Management. Decisions made in a vacuum, without understanding the implications and expecting the ever decreasing staff to resolve. Outsourcing on one hand but expecting "on-site & engaged", which is very difficult when waiting on someone to answer the outsourced Service Desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some cojones, start to respect your employees and stop using them as doormats. Hiding away behind your doors and ignoring the talent is no way to lead a department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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