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Updated December 18, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    ""The" Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    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 excellent! Just got even better with "Flexible Vacation Time". No set vacation balance. Done on a professional basis where we arrange time off with our manager and our team.

    Cons

    I'm not sure of any at this point. I've been here 4 years now, and I've very satisfied with my co-workers, my supervisors; the teams I interact with, the level of responsibility I've been given, the availability of expert assistance when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Communication is key, and you've done a great job with it. Transparency is very much appreciated and noticed. Driving excellence and expecting it is what you do, and we appreciate it!


  2. "Lead Systems Engineer"

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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

    Nice people, nice environment, and nice team to work with.

    Cons

    So far so good I will keep my eyes on everything.

  3. "Great Company"

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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

    This is a great place to work. The people, the benefits, the salary are all top notch. There is a lot of opportunity here and the ability to make a real difference.

    Cons

    There was only one downside when I joined and this was the vacation policy 3 weeks for new employees with 2 shutdowns. Management saw this and adapted to address it. The corporate vacation policy is now in line with most other high tech companies, so what was a con is now a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, listen and adapt.


  4. "Intern product validation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity for learning new things. Very helpful manager and mentor.

    Cons

    There are no cons. There are no cons.There are no cons


  5. "Great camaraderie"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere and tempo

    Cons

    cubicles could use some brightening up and updating


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people. Lot of opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on latest technology. Good overall experience working across different groups and with customers. Company culture allows to experiment with different roles and technology areas.

    Cons

    At times Working with geographically spread teams could be challenging. Yearly shutdown policy doesn't work for everyone. Need to catch up with compensation specially in Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers over status quo groups


  7. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice working environment

    Cons

    Location and accommodation are the only disadvantages

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's one of the best at paying appropriately for your skills. If you know what you are doing, you will always be recognized.

    Cons

    No words for any cons.


  9. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems as an intern

    Pros

    flexible hours, great people and management team

    Cons

    compensation is relatively low in bay area


  10. "Excellent Work Environment"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to start your career.

    Cons

    Not much exciting events.

    Advice to Management

    Make the events more happening.


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