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Cadence Design Systems Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2017.

    Interview

    Got an email from HR to schedule an interview with Hiring manager. Hiring manager gave a short intro about the position, he was from the team they want to recruit. Asked some basic Data structure and C++ questions. Data structures questions were easy. C++ questions were kind of core questions, as I did not brush up properly, was not sure about some of the questions.

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    Product Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Salt Lake City, UT) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First was a phone screen and next step was an interview on-site. The interview process was a day long and all the team members, local and off-site interviewed, some in-person, some through the phone. The entire process went smooth.

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    • What can you tell me about yourself? Why do you want to work with us? What is your research on?   1 Answer
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Austin, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very smooth. I spoke to 6 different people, including the manager that I am now working for. I was introduced to the team later on after the interview had finished and treated very nicely by everyone.

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in January 2017.

    Interview

    A recruiter from contacted me for the role through LinkedIn.
    The first round was a 30 mins phone screen by the hiring manager. Questions asked on the resume and projects. A few basic questions on C.
    The second round was 3 hours technical interview by 4 interviewers. Whiteboard interview on C involving questions on data structures and algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were C coding questions including data structures and algorithms.   Answer Question
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    Staff Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview took about 4 hrs and in general it went well. The interviewers are reasonable and asked realistic and relevant questions. Meet with solid engineer that deal with cutting edge design. To me Cadence is expending and they sincerely attracting talents.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were based on what I wrote in the resume. And approaches to solve issue and to a certain degree the "philosophy" of how to resolve difficult issue.   Answer Question
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    Product Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Got an email from HR to schedule an interview with Hiring manager. Phone Interview with the hiring manager went very well. Asked detailed information about my background and Internship experience. No technical questions were asked. Onsite interview was scheduled after a month. It was for about 2 hours with 2 different interviewers. Interviewers asked me questions related to resume, background and experience.

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    Principal Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    interview process was standard - technical phone interview followed by five hour onsite interview, candidates were chosen correctly for interview - relevant people whom you will work with if you are selected.

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  9.  

    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in December 2016.

    Interview

    Well conducted. Consisted of successive phone interviews. Well co-ordinated and well-represpented. The interviewers were friendly and professional. Lot of questions on the resume and a few on describing concepts or tools

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    They did not ask anything about my background or my past projects. Purely technical questions related to the job.

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    Senior Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and a week later I got email requesting for phone interview.
    1 phone interview, 2 onsite interviews, Recruiter contacting, offer all process in 3 -4 weeks.

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