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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great Co Workers; lots of opportunity; interesting work

    Cons

    Annual downsizings create some turmoil, as cuts are financial and many times impact function and productivity.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Cadence Software Release Team"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was working with good people who were very smart. The pay and vacation / benefits are really good. Management was very nice and approachable.

    Cons

    Work schedule was very hectic - on the phone with India all the time. No real help from management. Very old code base needed to be maintained, all using clearcase and perl.
    Team culture was OK, be prepared for a lonely cube life.

    Advice to Management

    People seem tired and over worked. They are under appreciated. The communication with India is tough to deal with. Day to day work was so busy there was not enough time to develop new tools / scripts to improve the process.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours are nice. Working with the latest technologies and with some good people makes the work environment better.

    Cons

    Lack of growth potential in non-San Jose offices. The office building itself is dated, it looks like nothing has been done to it in years and its true.

    Advice to Management

    Set aside more money for employee activities (especially in field sites outside of San Jose)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues !!! Great place to work !!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of potential to grow and grow the company !!!

    Cons

    Very difficult to work through dependencies and get commitments on other's tasks that affect your work.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes ... hire more top notch people !!!


  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs. Management is not people focused.

    Advice to Management

    Value your veteran employees. They have historical knowledge that can not be replaced.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Very good org to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good rate of pay. Invests in employees. Good management. Very skilled and professional colleagues. Ability to interact with a lot of external stakeholders and support internal teams.

    Cons

    Staff cutbacks over the years. I left for another job, but have always regretted that decision.

    Advice to Management

    Look to rehire some previous employees! I'd rejoin CDN immediately if I was asked.


  7. "Awesome working there"

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work. Best ever manager I had.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Everything was just great.

  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; great balance between work and family.

    Cons

    No chance of advancement, but I was well compensated and content.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A solid company that sometimes suffers from gridlock and challenging leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a chance over 13 years to work with incredibly talented people for a company that at times was an innovator in EDA. During the better times there was room for growth, challenging projects and the ability to work with customers on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    During our leadership changes the company suffered from poor morale, constant mergers and acquisitions led to duplication of efforts and re-orgs which were always poorly timed which was unfortunate because I really feel its a great company.

    Advice to Management

    The constant re-organizations and changes in direction within IT hurt morale greatly and resulted in several cases of duplication of work.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great products, money wasted at the top."

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart engineers and great products. Very stable and well maintained code development environment,

    Cons

    Misguided senior management. Stingy with engineering while loose with sales and e-staff

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who build the product.


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