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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "just a so so company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    kind of stable, just a job what do you expect

    Cons

    if you can earn your living by other way, don't come to here


  2. "Wonderful interview experience, adequately technical + informative"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well defined development practices and streamlined work. Organized company structure with transparent growth chart. Regular discussions with manager(s) for keeping career goals in-sync.

    Cons

    Lack of social events especially for new hires. Software development purely C++ oriented with little or no scope of experience in other platforms.


  3. "Product 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

    In Cadence, you can always get in touch with the cutting-edge technology, advanced design node, talented people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Documentations and trainings for new hires need to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great! Better self advertisement to be more attractive among college graduates.


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  5. "Amazing 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

    I work with amazing team and colleagues. The innovation is respected if you want to grow. Benefits are good, various hobby clubs, and the company provides ample amount of opportunity to volunteer.

    If you love EDA and you want to grow, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Management is really good. They take care of their employees. If you love your job and you want to try something new, you are at right place. But sometimes, when you become comfortable with the daily things and do not try to innovate, you will not able to perform at your highest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  6. "software 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good atmosphere
    good values
    innovative
    all in all very good

    Cons

    maybe the salary is not as high as in other big players


  7. "best place to work for true professionals"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive compensation, high corporate culture, challenging creative job

    Cons

    practically nothing to mention as cons


  8. "Good company to work in"

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is good
    good cafeteria

    Cons

    WFH is not encouraged
    productivity tools need major overhaul


  9. "Physical Verification Support AE"

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    Former Employee - Physical Verification Support AE in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Physical Verification Support AE in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent and knowledgeable R&D team. Great compensation and benefits to match. Keeping up to date on the latest improvements and enhancements highly encouraged by management.

    Cons

    Dealing with the time zone differences with the customers how you were interacting with could pose a challenge at times. Apart from that, nothing else.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not good for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is big and the name is known all around the world between older professionals. The work is challenging and the career plane is good, specially if you like the hardware verification area. You can be in touch with the costumers, that are all big and known companies.

    Cons

    The majority of Cadence employees are men over 50 years old. Most of the benefits are for people this age, i.e they constantly have speakers coming to the campus to talk about "how to choose a good college for your children". The maternity paid leave is only 55 days, and the paternity leave is only 5 (five!) days. They don't promote too many events to make people get to know each other, so young professionals usually feel lonely on the work routine. The environment is very serious and nobody talks to each other, specially because the cubicles have tall walls around them. If you want to eat a snack, the only option you have are nuts and coffe/tea. You have to buy your own snack and lunch, and the food on the cafeteria is not even good. The wages for recent grads are usually lower then the average on Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger professionals and try to make them feel comfortable at the company. Show that you care: make events so they can get to know each other (events that young adults would like!), change a little bit the decoration inside the buildings (it is depressive!), and give benefits they would like to have (as a bigger paternity leave and even real snacks would make us save some money and make us happier during the work day).


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IT sad =("

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone except IT management and above all the way to the CIO

    Cons

    New CIO basically replaced a really good, professional, and talented IT department. Watched co-workers and even IT management that were mentors to me get laid off and replaced with someone that was less knowledgeable and unprofessional and then new IT Management expected us to pick up their slack and make it look as if IT was a happy family. NOT!

    The only positive is the that I'm now less stressed and look forward to my new adventures.


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