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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people and culture is very positive and comfortable. Even with complex issues to solve, we all can laugh and feel community---very open and natural---supporting culture. Everyone is focused on getting the job done so there is a great level of trust when it comes to dealing with personal matters and time off. Incredibly smart and helpful engineers make for engaging work. Great place to work if it is to raise a family or somewhere where you can run with your career.

    Cons

    At the mercy of corporate management who make decisions on the service business while treating it like the software arm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "A place full of talents"

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    Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - technically challenging work
    - fun and flexible work environment
    - great compensation
    - competent direct management
    - good reward systems

    Cons

    - financially not stable. as a consequence, when bad economy hit, employees were laid off
    - management overhead is big given the fact that there are (I heard) over 100 VPs

    Advice to Management

    - focus on the technology development
    - value your employees as the most precious asset
    - cut the management overhead
    - be financially wise when do planning


  3. "Good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to work on cutting edge technologies and be on the forefront of the latest developments in the electronics and semiconductor world.
    Challenge and variety and opportunities to innovate.

    Cons

    Small and limited options within Electronic Design Automation industry in terms of companies. Very few startups lately. No significant growth in the EDA space in the last decade.

    Advice to Management

    Change the business model and push for a model that supports profit-sharing or royalty for electronics or products created using Cadence Software.


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  5. "Great company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place, Innovative, Friendly people

    Cons

    Politics at exec levels are not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Passionate and Earnest R&D that wins results"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Distributed Global R&D. Very Smart Talented Engineers and AEs. Zero Politics, No Worries about Stepping over over-sized toes of purple Engineers.

    Cons

    Slightly Longer commutes if you are in mountain view or Palo Alto.
    Not too many lunch meetings: No free food :-) (just kidding)
    Macs are not fully integrated yet into IT systems (but getting there)

    Advice to Management

    Subsidize the cafe food!


  7. "Large, solid company, technically challenging and exciting jobs"

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    Current Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    You will be exposed to a number of research & engineering problems requiring out of the box thinking and non-standard approach. Creative atmosphere where innovation is encouraged

    Cons

    No free food provided. Too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Less pep talk


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strong EDA company full of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people throughout the organization that are fun to work with. Global company of over 5,000 employees offers you the opportunity to find a site that fits your needs. Customer focused Sales and R&D teams allow you the chance to interact with customers on all types of projects. Company is full of diverse groups and roles available from hardware or IP design, design services, sales, sales support, marketing, R&D or operations in the electronic software and hardware design industry.

    Cons

    Company training programs and IT are not as strong as they once were. Not a company on a rapid market climb with stock performance up and down over any year in the past 5, but the stock is looking strong over the past 5 years. Searching for its culture that was lost.


  9. "Excellent work/life balance. Positive challenges on the job."

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am challenged in exciting ways in my work. I work with quality engineers, and am provided with excellent resources. Pay is generhous, management is very flexible with time off and very hands off in style, yet expectations are clear - and high! JHigh in a good way, brings the challenge I've been missing in my career for a number of years prior to this job.

    Cons

    Hmmmmm, for working for someone else (i.e. not owning my own business) I think this is about as good as it gets for me in this industry. It's pretty darn good! Maybe I'm still in the "honeymoon phase" having only been with Cadence for 5 months now, but I don't think so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Stay engaged with you subordinates; keep encouraging us as you have. We appreciate the feedback and the confidence you place in us!


  10. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to start up your carrier

    Cons

    Internship will not be converted to full time


  11. "One of the best places for EDA software engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer 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

    A lot of passionate engineers, competitive compensation, and flexible work time. The company has the whole EDA platform, and solutions, so you can build up what ever you can imaginate in EDA products.

    Cons

    Need a lot of energy to work cross teams, because it's large company with global distribution, and different cultures you have to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Need more training for junior engineer, especially the production flow, it takes long time for new employee to understand the product release cycle and what team needs to response to which part.


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