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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  1. "Steady company"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    If company is doing well, the company provides bonus 2x a year
    Great benefits
    Several long term employee
    Steady growth

    Cons

    Long term job growth needs to be more defined


  2. "Nice company to work in"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Mostly good work life balance

    Cons

    In some cases, it is very customer driven, and maintainence mode..

  3. "A general good company."

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Company growth is good.

    Cons

    No stock bonus for mid-low level employee.

    Advice to Management

    give stock bonus to most employee to let them benefit from the company growth and have more motivation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "AE1"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, reasonable hours, great pay

    Cons

    Management can be a hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management, work better with your Strategic managers


  5. "IT Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work environment in Shanghai,China

    Cons

    no advancement , office police


  6. "Sales Technical Leader"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cadence inculcates a positive open skeptic environment where everything is questioned because questions are encouraged. Strategies are explained as to why the alternatives are better than the original plan. The questions feed discussion, and because everyone’s asking questions, everyone is moving the company forward. No one is judged or reprimanded for his or her ideas, and all ideas are considered equally among team members. Additionally, the individually focused environment offers individuals flexibility to accommodate their work styles. Cadence knows that every works differently to achieve productivity and the the environment recognizes this fact.

    Cons

    Sometimes the compartmentalized environment does in fact exist, rather than giving individuals flexibility to accelerate within the company, this negative environment inherently forces individuals into silos, closing them off from the rest of the group and forcing them to act as individuals. This generally ruins any chances of achieving a team mentality and leaves team members feeling isolated and resentful.

    Advice to Management

    Creating and encouraging a sense of belonging in the workplace begins at the leadership level. The company’s founders and executive management team need to have a desire to build a diverse culture.


  7. "Good Place to Work in"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    The culture inside the company is very open, left and work is balanced.

    Cons

    Food in the food court is average

  8. "Internship Experience with Cadence"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Lowell, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Really helpful people
    Interviewed directly with manager after referral
    Couple of technical questions related to resume
    Basic coding questions to test understanding

    Cons

    Need to expand the intern program


  9. "Good Experience"

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Worked only on one project for two and half years


  10. "Good company to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, challenging environment. Lots of talented and driven people in the company.

    Cons

    This is more a fault of the industry and not the company, but technologies have matured to a point where big innovation leaps not very common.


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