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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. "A solid company with a collection of quality acquisitions with top products..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good products and great co-workers...

    Cons

    Out-of-date and obsolete vacation policy

    Advice to Management

    Repeal the obsolete vacation policy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "More accurate review after the years I have been here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good place if you have family and looking for that stable feel of work

    Cons

    (All opinions are from where I see it, within my BU)
    Not enough avenues for growth
    Learning stagnates pretty quick
    Compensation that is below market rate
    Service industry mentality rather than of a product company

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work culture, still using primitive technology

    Cons

    Low pay not close enough to other competitors


  4. "just a so so company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    kind of stable, just a job what do you expect

    Cons

    if you can earn your living by other way, don't come to here


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not good for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is big and the name is known all around the world between older professionals. The work is challenging and the career plane is good, specially if you like the hardware verification area. You can be in touch with the costumers, that are all big and known companies.

    Cons

    The majority of Cadence employees are men over 50 years old. Most of the benefits are for people this age, i.e they constantly have speakers coming to the campus to talk about "how to choose a good college for your children". The maternity paid leave is only 55 days, and the paternity leave is only 5 (five!) days. They don't promote too many events to make people get to know each other, so young professionals usually feel lonely on the work routine. The environment is very serious and nobody talks to each other, specially because the cubicles have tall walls around them. If you want to eat a snack, the only option you have are nuts and coffe/tea. You have to buy your own snack and lunch, and the food on the cafeteria is not even good. The wages for recent grads are usually lower then the average on Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger professionals and try to make them feel comfortable at the company. Show that you care: make events so they can get to know each other (events that young adults would like!), change a little bit the decoration inside the buildings (it is depressive!), and give benefits they would like to have (as a bigger paternity leave and even real snacks would make us save some money and make us happier during the work day).


  6. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is quite good

    Cons

    Very hard to progress in career

    Advice to Management

    Nurture talent


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Cadence Software Release Team"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was working with good people who were very smart. The pay and vacation / benefits are really good. Management was very nice and approachable.

    Cons

    Work schedule was very hectic - on the phone with India all the time. No real help from management. Very old code base needed to be maintained, all using clearcase and perl.
    Team culture was OK, be prepared for a lonely cube life.

    Advice to Management

    People seem tired and over worked. They are under appreciated. The communication with India is tough to deal with. Day to day work was so busy there was not enough time to develop new tools / scripts to improve the process.

  8. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    too much multitasking is needed so you really don't have time to focus on anything.

    Cons

    They drive IT employees into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat members of IT as second class citizens.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "a resonable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours. work life balance. reasonable benefit.

    Cons

    Old product, not advanced technology. a confined field. Not a very dynamic environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This is a sales driven company."

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    Former Employee - Group Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Group Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very customer focused. Always support what customers want in timely manner. Collaborative environment. People are nice to work with. Easy to seek help.

    Cons

    Too tactical. Not strategic enough. Always about maximizing sales commission. Need to make decisions based on longer term company success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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