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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Respect for all junior employees and great work life balance (in 137 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, Excellent & friendly work environment, Respect & appreciation of ideas (in 72 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. "HR Coordinate"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    laid back, culture orientated

    Cons

    employees tend to work on their on

  3. "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


  4. "One of the best company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager 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

    The company has a broad range of product and sky is the limit for advancement. Upper management is very transparent and they try to speak and try to communicate their goals via different platform to employees.

    I joined the company because of their product portfolio in the EDA space

    Cons

    At this time, I too new to provide a Cons.

    Advice to Management

    So far, I am impressed and love the what upper management is doing.


  5. "developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not bad at all. no promotions.

    Cons

    no new technologies. very old code.

    Advice to Management

    be more open and responsible.


  6. "Principle Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance,

    Cons

    laid off people regularly, not a good company to stay with.


  7. "Good company to work for."

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good work life balance. Good benefits. Long time existence and one of the best companies in its domain.

    Cons

    Slow career growth for the employees. Salary less than the average salary for the job title compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Give competitive salary.

  8. "Top (one of two) companies of the EDA food chain."

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    IT's current management regime is generally unhealthy for your career no matter how good you are.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire IT Informatica management team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent IT Department"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company overall. Better than average compensation with a strong focus on engineering innovation. I joined in 2016 and really enjoy working here

    Cons

    I am unable to get my job done because of IT shortcomings. IT is unable to keep things running and keeps pushing a cloud migration which i,doesn't work. The contacts I had in IT that were competent have left or been fired and IT management just makes excuses and blames the administrators. I have never seen an IT group that is this bad. How these morons are tolerated by the executive management is a mystery

    Advice to Management

    Replace IT management. My group is incredibly frustrated and other engineering departments have nothing good to say about IT. From the top down these people are clowns


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good place to work. Plenty of learning.

    Cons

    People never leave, things are stagnant


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