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poor management, very bad experience

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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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some of the best technical people in the industry. Other than that, I can't think of anything worth working at Cadence.

Cons

Witnessed several rounds of layoffs, and constant change of management, I feel the company is going no where. There are a lot of internal politics.

Advice to Management

Treat people with respect. Reduce layers of management, reduce the number of managers, managers should also do hands on work.

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  1. nice

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    Current Employee - Software Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    integrity
    the ability to work on different technologies

    Cons

    sometimes stagnation and ccr fixing

    Advice to Management

    I o not have any advice to give


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    Cadence is doing OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance for the most part. Friendly and smart people, many of whom have worked in Cadence for many years and know their stuff very well.

    Cons

    The company is in an industry that has been stale for years. New value propositions are difficult. The end result is most R&D are doing maintenance work and bug fixing for very old code, rather than building something new and exciting.

    Like other EDA companies, the company didn't view itself as a software company for a long time and doesn't have good software practice. The software is not well tested or peer reviewed, is somewhat difficult to work with and can be bug prone. Fixing old bugs often leads to new ones and there are no company-wide enforced procedures to prevent that.

    Compensation used to be good. Now it is still somewhat around average, but hasn't kept pace with non-EDA software or semi companies that are doing well in the valley in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Experiment into adjacent areas. Think outside the box and grow customer base out of traditional semi companies. Put more effort into hiring and appreciation of employees. Believe it or not, Pure bug fixing work in EDA is not more exciting than writing code in a general software company even for someone with EDA background. They need other motivations to stay around. Learn software practice 101 from other large software companies and introduce standard QA practice so that R&D can focus on building new stuff.


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