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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful interview experience, adequately technical + informative"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well defined development practices and streamlined work. Organized company structure with transparent growth chart. Regular discussions with manager(s) for keeping career goals in-sync.

    Cons

    Lack of social events especially for new hires. Software development purely C++ oriented with little or no scope of experience in other platforms.


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Worked only on one project for two and half years

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's one of the best at paying appropriately for your skills. If you know what you are doing, you will always be recognized.

    Cons

    No words for any cons.


  4. "Good company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, challenging environment. Lots of talented and driven people in the company.

    Cons

    This is more a fault of the industry and not the company, but technologies have matured to a point where big innovation leaps not very common.


  5. "Product Validation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work as a fresher

    Cons

    no cons as such to not recommend to a friend


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Compnay is stable, but personal developement is limited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    As long as your product has market share and manager good at politics, then your job security is safe.

    Cons

    You don't have much career development there beside personal promotions.


  7. "Lead Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and surrounded by knowledgeable peers

    Cons

    Nothing so far to mention.

  8. "Smart People -- Job mismatch"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on a challenging problem on a team of smart people.

    Cons

    Was misplaced into a team that required domain experience I lacked and didn't utilized my strengths. Let go without any negative reviews or options to transfer to other role.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees, better alignment of skills and team members.


  9. "Working at Cadence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology challenges to deal with and learn

    Cons

    Nothing so far that is noticeable.


  10. "Current mid-level manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good work/life balance (at least in my group)

    Cons

    Very restrictive vacation policy - you get a reasonable amount of time, but have to use the vast majority of it during the mandatory July and December shutdowns.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a long-term plan, not just management-by-buzzword


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