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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated November 1, 2016
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  1. "Really disappointed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and good cafeteria food?

    Cons

    You work so hard for the company but yet the company doesn't really appreciate it. I think it's definitely time for me to move on.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Place getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Moderate management control, possible flexible hours, decent pay, depending for what.

    Cons

    Too much politics, growing nepotism. Moderate compensation, constant talk about budget restrictions. Endless performance reporting and evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor salary for long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Principal Configuration Management Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Configuration Management Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the peers are good but management sucks.

    Cons

    Very poor management.
    No growth opportunity.
    No training opportunity to learn new things for your career
    Poor salary for longer time employee.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people at the individual contributor level. Everyone is friendly and work hard.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Do not care about the employees at all. Only thing that matters is beating wallstreet forecasts. Manage by fear philosophy. Always telling people they are not doing good enough. Always looking to make employees do multiple jobs and work exceedingly long hours. But don't want to reward them for doing it. Good people are let go every year purely to cut salaries. Looking to replace experienced people with new college grads. Will catch up with them someday. A very short sited company, don't plan past the current quarter or year.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO and replace all the Executive Staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "In my experience"

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to find any pros

    Cons

    - Very stressful work env.
    - Very poor project planning by management.
    - Non-existance of work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Areas of improvement:
    - Very poor project planning by management.
    - Non-existance of work life balance.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Has completely changed Mid Level management culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people working there but many are leaving now.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Management by fear philosophy. Don't trust their employees. Too many high level managers just want to take credit for everyone else's work. Very political right now. People in Key Management positions only care about moving up at any costs. Don't care about the company or the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all Sr VPs on Executive staff. Management creates the culture. Too many bad managers have been put into key positions.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "If you are an IT professional, don't look here."

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    Former Employee - IT Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work at the front line level is outstanding, but mostly because they are the only people you can count on.

    Cons

    Politics and hidden agendas. To say that IT leadership is lacking would be an insult to the word lacking. The new CIO and the cronies he has brought along with him have destroyed what was once an outstanding group of professionals. Outsourcing, lack of communication, and unrealistic expectations-bordering on incompetence are now the orders of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the morale of your IT department and actually speak to the long time dedicated employees you have left before they jump ship.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "IT People stay far far away"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, that is about it. Work-life balance used to be good, but less and less as more people get cut and you have to cover their job as well.

    Cons

    Live from quarter to quarter wondering if you are going to be laid off. New IT management team is just cutting people to save money, with no view towards maintaining customer sat or infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire IT upper management team. Outsourcing most of your IT will never end well, people who have contracts with you will not give their blood, sweat, and tears when your biggest money making systems crash and burn.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time in Cadence if you want to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically not old enough.
    Some engineers are smart, and nice.
    Sales / marketing seems okay.

    Cons

    If you want to grow in someway, don't waste your time in this company.
    Management is just caring about what you produced, not what you have, what you need, not to mention what you want. DO NOTICE THIS: Bad words from manager(s) are not uncommon!

    Advice to Management

    Nobody has sold him/herself to you. They are people, so they must be taken as people, not slave or machine.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Bad, bad experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company, some smart people

    Cons

    Distant people, lack transparency, arrogant middle management, very little opportunity



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