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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, get to work on latest technologies" (in 141 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance, Excellent & friendly work environment, Respect & appreciation of ideas" (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is a bit tilted towards work, home-office is not easy to set up" (in 25 reviews)

  • "no cons as such to not recommend to a friend" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    ""The" Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent! Just got even better with "Flexible Vacation Time". No set vacation balance. Done on a professional basis where we arrange time off with our manager and our team.

    Cons

    I'm not sure of any at this point. I've been here 4 years now, and I've very satisfied with my co-workers, my supervisors; the teams I interact with, the level of responsibility I've been given, the availability of expert assistance when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Communication is key, and you've done a great job with it. Transparency is very much appreciated and noticed. Driving excellence and expecting it is what you do, and we appreciate it!


  2. "Product validation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    great perks and lots of extra curricular activities to keep you engaged and motivated

    Cons

    monotonous work in this role

  3. "Principal Solutions Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions 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

    Aggressive work culture with a lot of learning opportunity

    Cons

    Nothing as such that I can think of yet


  4. "Good place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good smart people and interesting technology. There is place for employees to bring additional value to the company by going the extra mile.

    Cons

    Management culture requires improvement, some additional structure can improve the working environment, and increase the overall ROI and overall business

    Advice to Management

    Relatively to the competition, I think we can do more in getting into new technologies and markets, thus improve our positioning in the market.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    this is a good company to work for

    Cons

    really nothing comes to mind


  6. "Strong Culture - Clear Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, working on new projects and clear senior leadership direction on what is important.

    Cons

    Workload is quite heavy and the wide geographical nature of the company makes it tougher to get alignment on important things.

    Advice to Management

    Take surveys and employee opinions seriously - listen to your teams.


  7. "Not the best place for a Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    No crazy working hours, good location

    Cons

    Not close to public transit, not competitive pay for software engineers

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    There are good initiatives being driven.

    Cons

    Old place, cubicles with high walls, very little interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer goals


  9. "NO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Location is good, working buddy is good

    Cons

    No work life balance. Answer phone call at 11:30 PM some time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with the exception of IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, such as unlimited vacation, 401K (50% match), health insurance.

    Cons

    Cadence has been among the 'Best places to work' consistently, but anyone working in IT would simply laugh at the idea. IT(building 7) is an extremely depressing place, where employees are forced to work for inordinate number hours, with no scope for growth or improvement. IT is like a miserable island surrounded by an ocean of prosperity. The upper management has plagued the place with unnecessary politics and authoritarianism, making it a toxic work-place. It is commonplace to find certain members of the senior management yelling and abusing employees in hallways and dropping F-bombs. IT employees are also refrained from working from home, while it is encouraged in rest of Cadence.

    Advice to Management

    Identify those members of management who have been around forever and have nurtured this unhealthy work environment. It's time to get rid of these Managers/Directors, who have created their own fiefdoms, who are the real cause of this misery and replace them with competent people, who can bring in fresh ideas.


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