Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Staff Applications Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home office, great managers, challenging assignments / customers, great peers, collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of management and structure changes. Very difficult to get to know (or be known by managers above my direct manager.

    Advice to Management

    Since management above the direct people manager & director level change so often, make sure the levels that are somewhat steady are very good people managers. Don't dilute them to the point of burnout.


  2. Helpful (2)

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for Cadence.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation are great. Co-workers I appreciate; cooperation and collaboration across teams works well. Management is hands-off unless there is a need; expect us to behave professionally - ask for help if we need it; seek it out on our own, be resourceful. I like that. Leadership is top-notch, in the executive team. I very much appreciate Li Bu Tan, our CEO, and his vision and leadership towards execution and setting and achieving realistic goals.

    Cons

    Hmm, not sure about cons. Sometime a project gets in a crunch and needs extra time; but I do my best and get the job done. Many jobs have this at time. Management is understanding of work/life balance, so there is not pressure to overwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! This is a great company.


  3. senior principal engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    good salary good working env

    Cons

    need more and more salary


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

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


  6. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  7. 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
    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.


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    colleagues are good. work is challenging

    Cons

    no much room to grow


  9. Helpful (2)

    It was ok but should not stay here long.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    perks, benefits, managment, culture, trust

    Cons

    personal growth, communication, work-life balance


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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