Cadence Design Systems

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lots of politics. get in where you fit in and be ready to play the dirty game

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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 an year)

Pros

Relatively light workload compared to other companies. But if you are in a customer facing role, your worklife balance will be dictated by the customer. There are good people very lightly sprinkled throughout the company, but everyone will CYA at your expense if and when the time comes.

Cons

Lots of politics. Some coworkers are set in their ways and don't want to change, even if for the better and if directed by management to do so. Unfortunately if you don't pick up on the games quickly, you can find yourself on the losing team before you know it. Your coworkers can be your worst enemy and make your life miserable as they decide whether you're right in their book fairly quickly--and often without your knowing it until the most inopportune time when they really let you know how they feel about you. Your boss will let the customer and your coworkers abuse you if it keeps her from having to address serious internal or external issues. Only after the heat reaches her seat will the boss step in, but by then your goose is cooked with the customer, anyway.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire the game players. Fire those who don't want to address issues squarely and let issues get out of control. Talk straight with customers and stop thinking you can keep the customer happy by feeding your employees to them as a free lunch. That's not a sustainable method for moving from the #2 spot in the EDA industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Balanced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and home office provisions and flexibility. CEO has lead by example taking pay cuts when necessary and really worked hard to move the company forward.

    Cons

    Large changes and shifts in focus by upper management have made once secure jobs with bright futures with the company uncertain though the earnings for the company are very good. There is a pervasive gloom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Recently status is reliable.

    Cons

    Salary is too low compare with other bay area company.

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