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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated February 1, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "A very friendly place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stable Company.
    - Great Management.
    - Very friendly, knowledgeable and great people to work with.
    - Very helpful and friendly On-boarding process.
    - 401k plan.
    - Great Cafe and food options(although you have to pay for your own food).
    - Work life balance.

    Cons

    - Little overwhelming initially if you are not familiar with the work.
    - Lack of team outings(if you are into those things).

    Advice to Management

    I had very easy time getting used to the company and management has done a pretty good job of it. I have no complain. Keep up the good work :)


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good for IT; but beware, as usua"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my experience, managers tended to trust employees to finish their objectives - high trust level, lots of independence for individuals to manage their objectives and their work schedules.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the tech tends to be a behind - although that can be a very good thing. But it makes it hard to stay current. Standard segmentation of tech among groups makes it hard to cross-train with new tech. Lots of pressure to finish objectives sometimes - it can feel unreasonable at those times.

    BIG BAD - frequent layoffs! Every year, I waited to be cut just because my current project might be on a VP's s#!t list (bad language censor alert!) . Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more cross-training for employees so they feel more confident that they are not burying themselves in a job. That way, as they live daily in fear of being laid-off due to a VP's whim, they at least have the comfort that their skills are still current, hence marketable. It's very frightening and stressful, especially if one is raising a family.


  4. "principal product engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    good salary, work and life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    None..as far as I know


  5. "Release Engineer"

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    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

    Company is doing well and keep growing

    Cons

    sometimes job can be very stressful


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    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

    Good work life balance and Decent potential if you are in IT

    Cons

    Technology stack very old and not much innovation happening.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Best Place to Work here"

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    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

    Productive from Day One. Great place to work !

    Cons

    Not found any downside to comment

  8. "Software engineer 2"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II 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

    Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Not much cons to say


  9. "best company to woth with"

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, technically people, cutting-edge technology, good food

    Cons

    there are no shortcomings i have seen while working there


  10. "Product Management Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, good work/life balance, good compensation, good location, and reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    poor growth opportunities, and low quality managers.

    Advice to Management

    train managers