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Updated January 19, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    ""The" Great Place to Work!"

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    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. "Lead Systems 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

    Nice people, nice environment, and nice team to work with.

    Cons

    So far so good I will keep my eyes on everything.

  3. "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

    This is a great place to work. The people, the benefits, the salary are all top notch. There is a lot of opportunity here and the ability to make a real difference.

    Cons

    There was only one downside when I joined and this was the vacation policy 3 weeks for new employees with 2 shutdowns. Management saw this and adapted to address it. The corporate vacation policy is now in line with most other high tech companies, so what was a con is now a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, listen and adapt.


  4. "Good for folks interested in Electronics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, cool work culture

    Cons

    type of work is boring


  5. "Intern product validation"

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

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity for learning new things. Very helpful manager and mentor.

    Cons

    There are no cons. There are no cons.There are no cons


  6. "Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Lack of Trainings for engineers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT has their heads up their a55"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and vacation schedule. Cafeteria isn't terrible. Nice campus

    Cons

    IT management is incompetent. Long term strategic planning is nonexistent. Lots of initiatives started and slow to complete, if at all. Huge waste of money on several projects that will go nowhere. Many of the projects are justified using false or misleading data

    Advice to Management

    Bring in outside efficiency consultants to evaluate IT metrics. Interview individual contributors for feedback on management.

  8. "Great camaraderie"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere and tempo

    Cons

    cubicles could use some brightening up and updating


  9. "leading EDA company"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally good base, and overall package, less equity, work life balance can be good

    Cons

    Compensation not as good as Internet companies, but they're not rivalries anyway. No free snacks or lunch. Can be stressful at times. Communication is in old-fashioned way. Too many phone calls after hours


  10. "Mixed signal Technology sliding downward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Pros

    The company provides good volunteer work time off benefit. Still your manager fully controls you and how much of these benefits you can avail depends on his inclination or lack thereof. Some groups may have more luck in regards with career growth. Others like mixed-signal, mainly DMS, have little work, so focus is on trying to inflate the work in poor products like Shekar, Chetput, and Umer yousa which are low-quality compared to others in the industry. The DMS technology field has no growth and is dying.

    Cons

    The mixed-signal group has been in flux for the last four years and only recently handed off to another BU because no one wanted it. Many good people in this group transitioned out due to dishonest Shekar related politics and poor managers and group lead. Narrow area with no future prospects or upside, managers and second-level managers are too political.


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