There are newer employer reviews for Cadence Design Systems

1 person found this helpful  

Cadence Review

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Chelmsford, MA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Chelmsford, MA

I worked at Cadence Design Systems

Pros

The compensation for individual contributors is generous compared to other high tech companies. Employees are treated well and the benefits package is good. There is a free on-site fitness center offered to all employees.

Cons

Career advancement training opportunities for individual contributors is scarce. The company tends to be top-heavy with management. The executive staff is over-compensated based on company performance. There is a tendency to export US jobs overseas to help the bottom line.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lose some chiefs and hire more indians (but not in India, China, or Russia).

Disapproves of CEO

338 Other Employee Reviews for Cadence Design Systems (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Good Career Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Big company, employee-oriented, work-life balance, challenging projects for career. Emphasis on employee development and employee education. Great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    No career growth for an ambitious individual. The mid-level management team comprises of very long term employees who are planning to retire from their positions. As a result, the younger employees who work for them have no opportunities to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change and adaptability are very good for any company's culture. The younger work force should be encouraged to plan and implement their innovative ideas. "This has worked well in the past and we shouldn't change anything" attitude by upper management needs to change.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but make sure you click with the group you will be working with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff - R& D  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff - R& D in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    * Some groups have Great R & D teams
    * Flexible working schedule but may be soon changing
    * Nice people to work with

    Cons

    * Legacy Code
    * Promotions are slow
    * Not a fast moving pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Coach more middle level management so that they can understand grow into their roles

    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Cadence Design Systems

Worked for Cadence Design Systems? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.