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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. "Dynamic & Fun Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    I felt that the team members were very helpful, transparent and motivated to work at Cadence. The team is excited to take on challenges and able to contribute to growth.

    Cons

    No as much process within how team function but overall work seems to get done. Silos between orgs exist.

    Advice to Management

    Needs strong leadership to enforce a sustained and consistent processes across team and BUs


  2. "Don't know what i'm meant to put here"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a company in transition for the better

    Cons

    Their vacation policy (which has 2 weeks shutdown at Christmas and one at July 4th) sucks

  3. "Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work culture, still using primitive technology

    Cons

    Low pay not close enough to other competitors


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Good"

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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

    Very good Work life balance

    Cons

    Stuck in same role for long, No growth

  8. Helpful (5)

    "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).


  9. "Convenient office timing and well behaved people around :)"

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

    Everyone looks helpful, as a new hire, i find it very convenient. Office timing is convenient too, I myself face traffic everyday. So it is important for me to have convenient office timing.

    Cons

    Not so far, but should have fruits and soda free for employees :)

    Advice to Management

    nothing yet


  10. "Software Engineer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good problems to solve. If you get a good team, you can use your experience to get well versed with the nuances of programming (mainly with just C++).
    Good work life balance. Company is doing good, and that gives you job stability.

    Cons

    EDA as an industry is not very vast. You don't get to work with a variety of technologies. If you come from an EE background and you want to program, this is a good company to work at.


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