Cadence Design Systems
3.3 of 5 282 reviews
www.cadence.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Was better in the past in IT.

Senior IT Architect (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsCompany 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great products, money wasted at the top.

Senior Member of Consulting Staff (Former Employee)
Chelmsford, MA

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


Pros: Smart engineers and great products. Very stable and well… Cons: Misguided senior management. Stingy with engineering while loose with… Advice to Senior Management: Reward those who build the product. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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


Pros: Flexibility is very good. If you happen to get lucky to work under a good manager--things are… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… More

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