Cadence Design Systems

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Good place to start in EDA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, amazing people, leading edge innovation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Group Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    When I interviewed 6 month ago I heard from everyone that "it's all about the people" at Cadence - everyone loves working with their teams and feel good about the people in the company. Now that I've been here 6 months, I agree that the people here are fantastic - they work hard together, collaborate, treat each other well and are having fun. It's great to be in a company that has survived 25 years and continues to be on the leading edge of technology.

    Cons

    Challenges include lack of process in some areas. The good news is that leadership is aware of the issues and is working to improve process concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the culture, invest in your people and fix the process issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Leading EDA Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Cadence is a Large Stable Company offering solutions across the full spectrum of Electronic Design Automation Solutions. They are one of the top three companies in this industry.

    Cons

    As with any large company there is lots of Corporate overhead. Getting approvals and getting things done requires many levels of attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on staying "Cadence Strong." As a top three company competing with Synopsys and Mentor, continue offering and expanding the complete breadth of solutions and providing outstanding service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving away from the so called family culture they pretend to foster.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance was awesome.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, your job is not safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to fostering loyalty and security within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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