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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great salary and benefits and flexible work day

    Cons

    long work days tons of travel time


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are professional and sociable; plenty of interesting software and IC design problems to solve; good work life balance

    Cons

    Industry is not growing as fast and exciting as before

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and enable people to explore more


  3. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good culture, supportive and encouraging management

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits not too good


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  5. "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


  6. "Very Good Work Place"

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    Former Intern - Intern Software Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern Software Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good care, fun for interns, best workplace

    Cons

    A little away from public transport


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    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great Co Workers; lots of opportunity; interesting work

    Cons

    Annual downsizings create some turmoil, as cuts are financial and many times impact function and productivity.


  8. "Good company"

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many talent people in the company. Not too much pressure.
    Have cooperation with most of the semiconductor companies.

    Cons

    The employer average age is a little high. There is not enough young engineer there. But Cadence is recruiting now.

    Advice to Management

    The management is good I think. It's hard to get familiar with all software first. I think Cadence can give new interns some tutorial on the beginning.


  9. "One of the 2 dominant EDA players"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Cadence is one of the leading EDA providers. If you are in the EDA industry or looking for a job in EDA, it is one of the very few options available. The company is well run, has a good compensation and benefits package and has been voted on of the top 100 companies to work for by fortune magazine. The work is challenging as most EDA problems require good algorithm skills in solving complex chip design problems.

    Cons

    It is not the company but the industry which is the issue here. Although demand for EDA tools will always exist, EDA seems to be a flat to shrinking business which chip designs getting more and more expensive. Cadence and competitor Synopsys have been trying to diversify to other adjacencies with limited success over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Cadence management overall have been doing a great job over the past 6+ years after LBT became CEO. It was a series of disasters in the leadership before that which almost brought the company to its knees. The company is a great turn around story and on its way to market dominance in EDA. Keep up the great momentum


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Lots of great people.

    Cons

    Some myopic views on benefits.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * friendly place
    * good work-life balance

    Cons

    * salary is a not competitive


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