Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
349 Reviews
3.5
349 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility (in 46 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 12 reviews)

  • Distant people, lack transparency, arrogant middle management, very little opportunity (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    flexible and time-off policy. after working 11 years you get 5 weeks of vacation time. Management teams seem doing their job.

    Cons

    globalized company, you may need to work around clock to work efficiently.
    Hard to get promotion inside company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT People stay far far away

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, that is about it. Work-life balance used to be good, but less and less as more people get cut and you have to cover their job as well.

    Cons

    Live from quarter to quarter wondering if you are going to be laid off. New IT management team is just cutting people to save money, with no view towards maintaining customer sat or infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire IT upper management team. Outsourcing most of your IT will never end well, people who have contracts with you will not give their blood, sweat, and tears when your biggest money making systems crash and burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was Great

    • 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

    Nice Relaxed Environment, good environment

    Cons

    Lack of process oriented module

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  5.  

    Established high-tech company with little growth prospective

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    Current Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to diversification and technology explorarion, and employee growth and furfillment aspects too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good place to work, but will stagnate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AMS Design
    Current Employee - AMS Design

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Pay 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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Forced 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people to work with, but slow pace of progress

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

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good work/life balance.
    Great if you are an engineer.

    Cons

    Slow pace of growth which is an industry problem also,but company slows it further.
    Remuneration not at par with rest of industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your talented and hardworking engineers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting but tough.

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging problems, relatively good pay, customer oriented.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, upper management come-and-go. Sometime unrealistic datelines and expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing please listen to the engineers before promising any numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    you get paid here twice a week.

    Cons

    you have to work for your money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees more.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere
    Very good pay
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Low incentives
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives
    Increase office amenities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    work life balance if good

    Cons

    lack of growth in caree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire good engineers and drive innovation

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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