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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Sales Operations manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Sr Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule great compensation package

    Cons

    many hours of travel seven days per week no time for outside activities


  3. "Best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Overall good work life balance.

    Cons

    learning new stuff is slow.


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  5. "Lead Product 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

    Very Smart and Friendly People to Work with. Good overall total compensation based on years of experience. You get to work on Latest and Greatest technology. Work is not siloed. Benefits and Perks are similar to most silicon valley companies.

    Cons

    Forceful 2 week shutdown in December.


  6. "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


  7. "Principal Design Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Many talented and hard-working people.

    Cons

    IP management and direction in chaos. Way too political.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics and back stabbing. You're killing the company.


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    A lot of long timers at the company - tells you about the company and how employees enjoy working here

    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    A lot of long timers at the company - not so open to change

    Mandatory shutdown in July and December - takes away your vacation days even if you don't want to take a vacation during that time


  9. "Culture of teamwork"

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is one team that focuses on our customers, so if there is an issue, many help to resolve. Lots of high performing people that want to help. Culture of helping coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours make it difficult to balance life


  10. "Great team members, too much management politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Generally a great place to work, very talented people, great sense of team work and desire help out across different group boundaries.

    Cons

    Specifically, the IP group has great talent and sense of team work in the trenches, but management can be way too political and somewhat dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Need to address well-known and long-standing QA issues.


  11. "work life balance"

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    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

    Pros

    optimal work load to keep challenging you enough and at the same time letting you have your own life.

    Cons

    Don't see much of technical knowledge at the management level.

    Advice to Management

    Get more technical



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