Cadence Design Systems

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Was better in the past in IT.

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

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

Pros

Company is doing well and leadership is strong. The company has bounced back well under new leadership since low points in 2008. They are poised to retain and grow market share. They are focussing on quality which is important for longer term success.

Cons

A major restructuring in IT which likely was needed has taken place. The downside is many leading employees have been let go and many remaining strong ones are looking elsewhere.

The company culture is rather conservative and is aging. Creativity and new ways of thinking are not the norm. Old school ways of thinking. Minimal embrace of social media.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Follow corporate value of respecting and valuing people, not laying them off and limiting their opportunity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great products, money wasted at the top.

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart engineers and great products. Very stable and well maintained code development environment,

    Cons

    Misguided senior management. Stingy with engineering while loose with sales and e-staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who build the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall OK place to work except if you are working under certain management

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is very good.
    If you happen to get lucky to work under a good manager--things are good
    Career advancement and rewards if you are able to put in the extra time/work that is needed.

    Cons

    Some departments change management to often, not allowing enough time to get thorough connection with employees and departments needs.
    Some managers never create any connection with employees, left feeling like just a number instead of feeling like part of a team.
    At times felt more like an outside contractor instead of an actual employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign managers that have proper experience for the department they become responsible for.

    Train some managers to not treat employees like just a number, and the importance of creating a connection so more of a team/family connection.

    Don't reassign managers so often, seen in lots of cases manager moved on after only about 15 months.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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