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A place full of talents

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Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cadence Design Systems

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- technically challenging work
- fun and flexible work environment
- great compensation
- competent direct management
- good reward systems

Cons

- financially not stable. as a consequence, when bad economy hit, employees were laid off
- management overhead is big given the fact that there are (I heard) over 100 VPs

Advice to Management

- focus on the technology development
- value your employees as the most precious asset
- cut the management overhead
- be financially wise when do planning

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  1. Helpful (1)

    No future in the USA

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well.
    Smart co-workers.
    Challenging problems to solve.

    Cons

    All future growth outside USA.
    Forced 25days of shutdown with little flexibility.
    Treat employees as expenses.
    Will lay off people with out any input from 1st level manager.
    They do not trust their own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees some hope.


  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people and culture is very positive and comfortable. Even with complex issues to solve, we all can laugh and feel community---very open and natural---supporting culture. Everyone is focused on getting the job done so there is a great level of trust when it comes to dealing with personal matters and time off. Incredibly smart and helpful engineers make for engaging work. Great place to work if it is to raise a family or somewhere where you can run with your career.

    Cons

    At the mercy of corporate management who make decisions on the service business while treating it like the software arm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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