Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan
Lip-Bu Tan
614 Ratings
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  • "Low work life balance is something you should expect(in 36 reviews)

  • "There is no cons i can think of(in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Lead software engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly people. good benefit and pay

    Cons

    only being working for 4 months not see any of them so far

  2. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Lots of freedom to move vertically and laterally. Very competitive products and valued stock.

    Cons

    Not much career guidance is available. Career stewardship is highly dependent up on individual supervisors.

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  3. "well run company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Group Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    the CEO, Li-pu, is top notch and also down to earth

    Cons

    some people in Finance org is too detail-driven and loose sight of big pictures.

  4. "Nice Global Team to Work With"

    5.0
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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with. Tons of diversity with colleagues from U.S., France, England, India, China. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other SDEs. Slightly out-of-date development platform.

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cadence is an amazing place to work with good opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance may vary from team to team

  6. "Chip enumeration system is NOT staple enough, hidden layoffs...etc"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    (1) Salary is pretty generous BUT you have to negotiate during offer stage (2) Onsite cafe (3) Relax work environment (4) Plenty parking (overflow parking at Building 11 is insanely empty) (5) Layoff package is pretty generous

    Cons

    (1) Chip enumeration system designs are NOT stable enough, and is ultra prone to temp delta. (2) Hidden layoffs occurs all the time and HR always find way to get around CA's WARN requirement. (3) Too many knowledge concentrate on few people (4) Not a stable company (5) Products are mediocre quality

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  7. "Awesome company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance and career opportunity for starters

    Cons

    Less compensation compared to market

  8. "Very supportive company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive, work life balance, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Wage is not high for junior people

  9. "good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours, friendly working environment

    Cons

    sometimes need to work under high pressure for high demanding customer

  10. "No growth opportunities, lot of work and internal BS"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, WFH, Smart colleagues

    Cons

    No work-life balance, No real diversity, no career growth opportunities in technical roles

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