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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great work/life balance with above industry level pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    great hours and flexibility with work scheduele as long as you finish your work or are ahead of deadlines

    Cons

    everyone has been here for over 20+ years, does not have the young/tech silicon valley atmosphere like other startups.

    Advice to Management

    All in all, things are going well continue to do what you are doing. Lip is the best!


  3. "Sales Operations manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager 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

    Good work life balance, supportive peers, positive and supportive environment to work. Benefits are on par with market and management does hear and care about employee feedback

    Cons

    Could be more aggressive, a little slow paced and process oriented approach makes it tough to move things around when it comes to delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. "Member Consulting Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    optimal work load to keep challenging you enough and at the same time letting you have your own life.

    Cons

    Don't see much of technical knowledge at the management level.

    Advice to Management

    Get more technical


  7. "Good EDA company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good hard-working team. Manager is fully dedicated to work and always helps. It's very good to start here, since people are very supportive.

    Cons

    Some processes are slow and need to be improved. Also sometimes you have no choice of project to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Improve each step of delivering good product to customer. Everything should be in perfect shape to allow engineers to do their job fast, this is mostly related to IT infrastructure


  8. Helpful (2)

    "So thankful to have this opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. My entire team is experienced, well organized and care deeply about the product and the needs of the customers.
    2. My mentors have been more than obliging and very approachable.
    3. I was provided with a lot of guidance in terms of understanding the tools employed, the development cycle, the expected (high) standards, and everything in between.
    4. There is abundant documentation and various online classes available on the internal wikis to come to pace with the technology.
    5. The gratifying IT services make life easier.
    6. The work done here is making a difference and shaping the electronic industry and that is a fulfilling feeling.

    I could not have been more thrilled to have started my career at Cadence Design Systems. I am positive that I will learn a lot along the way and make substantial contributions here.

    Cons

    The office is at located on a hill and for the few people without cars, to trek up every morning can be a tad bit painful.
    No cafeteria or close by (walking distance) eating joints.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great Co Workers; lots of opportunity; interesting work

    Cons

    Annual downsizings create some turmoil, as cuts are financial and many times impact function and productivity.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cadence Software Release Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was working with good people who were very smart. The pay and vacation / benefits are really good. Management was very nice and approachable.

    Cons

    Work schedule was very hectic - on the phone with India all the time. No real help from management. Very old code base needed to be maintained, all using clearcase and perl.
    Team culture was OK, be prepared for a lonely cube life.

    Advice to Management

    People seem tired and over worked. They are under appreciated. The communication with India is tough to deal with. Day to day work was so busy there was not enough time to develop new tools / scripts to improve the process.


  11. "Director, Manufacturing Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical company with good benefits that works hard to make employees happy up to a point.

    Cons

    Very profitable company that could be even more generous with regards to employee salaries. I am under the impression they are constantly looking over their shoulders to see what other companies are doing and copy rather than lead.


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