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Ok to work with

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

I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Used to be number one EDA company

Cons

Losing the edge to other EDA companies

Advice to Management

Need to streamline

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  1. Turning around

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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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cadence is getting back on track after a tough 1.5 years. Smart people solving tough problems for their customers

    Cons

    Industry as a whole is having a difficult time with too many competitors

    Advice to Management

    Look at other successful tech companies and try emulating some of the policies and processes

  2. Old school but very respectable software firm

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My experience was that mid-level management facilitated work, recognized talents, made internal resources (people, access, systems) available, recognized contributions, and was very understanding and flexible with work/life situations. On-site cafeteria is good, and the gym access was also a very nice plus. Scale of IT systems operations (nodes, geographic distribution, size of individual systems, complexity of the farm as a whole) is pretty cool from a challenge perspective.

    Cons

    I left during a general RIF which also saw termination of most of the executive suite. At upper levels of management, corporate direction was wanting and the company's position relative to competitors was slightly unfavorable on the market. There's a solid base of customers, but growth is limited (there's also a limited amount of growth within the EDA market as a whole). There's also a 20+ year tech legacy, which makes systems somewhat less than cutting edge, and the company lags in adopting new (especially Open Source) technology. At the time the company shed much long-lived talent as well, to its detriment.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your overall growth prospects are and plan accordingly. You're a mature company in a limited market. Continue to recognize and grow talent. Look to technology upgrades and updates, within the constraints of ensuring stability of existing systems.

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