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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "good company to work for"

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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

    great company for work life balance

    Cons

    not high salary appraisals every year


  3. "Cadence Design Systems review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Culture and and environment to learn and excel.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets monotonous. Therefore one should be hungry for opportunities.

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Senior RD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people with great skill. Great technology.

    Cons

    Need more reward to employee


  6. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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


  8. "Very Good Work Place"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "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


  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. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to start working.

    Cons

    no cafeteria or eating places in walking distance from work



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