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Passionate and Earnest R&D that wins results

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

I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great Distributed Global R&D. Very Smart Talented Engineers and AEs. Zero Politics, No Worries about Stepping over over-sized toes of purple Engineers.

Cons

Slightly Longer commutes if you are in mountain view or Palo Alto.
Not too many lunch meetings: No free food :-) (just kidding)
Macs are not fully integrated yet into IT systems (but getting there)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Subsidize the cafe food!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Cadence Design Systems

  1.  

    Lots of shakeup at management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Services AE  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Services AE in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Has a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    No accountability on management missteps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost cutting on excessive traveling for management

  2.  

    Cadence should recognize and provide growth opportunities for its women workforce and talent

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

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

    Pros

    The CEO has turned Cadence around in the past 4 years in business growth, company culture and competitiveness in the market place. The culture is such that I look forward to go to work.

    Cons

    The senior.and middle management ( practically all male except for the HR branch and some sales execs.) do not recognize women force talent. Cadence needs to move to the modern era and recognize that women can do the technology centric jobs just as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an awareness and train the male workforce, from Senior management, middle management and the individual contributor level, about the value of diversity and put in place a program that recognizes contributions and communicates that female product marketing, R&D and product engineers ...etc. are an important and necessary part of the Cadence talent pool. They should be given equal opportunity for career growth and to contribute towards making a difference in the Cadence's innovation and business growth. Put in place an objective career growth path. The current process for career growth is ad hoc and very subjective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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