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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Convenient office timing and well behaved people around :)"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Everyone looks helpful, as a new hire, i find it very convenient. Office timing is convenient too, I myself face traffic everyday. So it is important for me to have convenient office timing.

    Cons

    Not so far, but should have fruits and soda free for employees :)

    Advice to Management

    nothing yet


  2. Helpful (1)

    "First 3 weeks"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Organized on-boarding process
    - Great team to work with
    - Whirlwind of activity, near-zero spin-up time
    - Very technically challenging work

    Cons

    - Unix compute environment is not as good as previous employer
    - Company structure is somewhat confusing, hard to figure out who does what

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a way to write a short work-bio of what they are responsible for and/or experts in. Encourage/force people to use it.


  3. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great salary and benefits and flexible work day

    Cons

    long work days tons of travel time


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  5. "Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for interns, and everybody you meet genuinely wants to meet you and hear about what you are working on.

    Cons

    Nothing at all besides the commute being long, but that's on me not the company. They even allowed working from home some days which was great.


  6. "Great Place to Work!"

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

    Friendly people, interesting work, growth opportunities

    Cons

    There are none so far


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly environment, helpful people

    Cons

    No cons for this work place


  8. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are professional and sociable; plenty of interesting software and IC design problems to solve; good work life balance

    Cons

    Industry is not growing as fast and exciting as before

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and enable people to explore more


  9. "Great work/life balance with above industry level pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    great hours and flexibility with work scheduele as long as you finish your work or are ahead of deadlines

    Cons

    everyone has been here for over 20+ years, does not have the young/tech silicon valley atmosphere like other startups.

    Advice to Management

    All in all, things are going well continue to do what you are doing. Lip is the best!


  10. "Sales Operations manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, supportive peers, positive and supportive environment to work. Benefits are on par with market and management does hear and care about employee feedback

    Cons

    Could be more aggressive, a little slow paced and process oriented approach makes it tough to move things around when it comes to delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "Member Consulting Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with deep roots in the EDA industry.

    Cons

    The company dynamics is extremely business driven. In other words, expect downsizing immediately if the numbers are not met.

    Advice to Management

    None



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