Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. senior principal engineer

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good salary good working env

    Cons

    need more and more salary


  2. Fast paced, interesting problems to work on, flexible timings, very good compensation

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

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

    Pros

    Very productive environment, where you can learn a lot from senior members

    Cons

    I don't really feel any so far....


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, possible to make the difference, great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Until fee years ago layoffs were twice a year

    Advice to Management

    Great job in last few years to turn company around


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  5. AE At Cadence

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good people, flexible work environment, good compensation

    Cons

    Forced vacation, shut downs, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Try to avoid burning out employees.


  6. Good

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

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

    Pros

    colleagues are good. work is challenging

    Cons

    no much room to grow


  7. Helpful (2)

    It was ok but should not stay here long.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Right in the middle of Silicon Valley. Easy to drive to. Pay is middle of the pack.

    Cons

    If you are not in the core business areas you are not respected. IT is considered a burden to the rest of the company. No growth. You will be in the same role forever even if the titles change. No work from home option. No respect in the workplace for the individual. People don't even greet you when you pass them in the corridors. Some individuals are highly loaded and stressed while others waltz around. Blame is quickly assigned to individuals but credit is claimed by many even if they didn't contribute. Lots of politics. If you can code then you are considered useless. Managers are more needed than actual developers since developers can be sourced through contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people more. If you don't trust them then at least let them know why and how to improve. Respect the individual.


  8. Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

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

    Pros

    perks, benefits, managment, culture, trust

    Cons

    personal growth, communication, work-life balance


  9. Helpful (4)

    Very good org to work for.

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very good rate of pay. Invests in employees. Good management. Very skilled and professional colleagues. Ability to interact with a lot of external stakeholders and support internal teams.

    Cons

    Staff cutbacks over the years. I left for another job, but have always regretted that decision.

    Advice to Management

    Look to rehire some previous employees! I'd rejoin CDN immediately if I was asked.


  10. Awesome working there

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


  11. Good EDA company

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



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