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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Mixed signal Technology sliding downward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Pros

    The company provides good volunteer work time off benefit. Still your manager fully controls you and how much of these benefits you can avail depends on his inclination or lack thereof. Some groups may have more luck in regards with career growth. Others like mixed-signal, mainly DMS, have little work, so focus is on trying to inflate the work in poor products like Shekar, Chetput, and Umer yousa which are low-quality compared to others in the industry. The DMS technology field has no growth and is dying.

    Cons

    The mixed-signal group has been in flux for the last four years and only recently handed off to another BU because no one wanted it. Many good people in this group transitioned out due to dishonest Shekar related politics and poor managers and group lead. Narrow area with no future prospects or upside, managers and second-level managers are too political.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Nice company to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Mostly good work life balance

    Cons

    In some cases, it is very customer driven, and maintainence mode..


  4. "Steady company"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If company is doing well, the company provides bonus 2x a year
    Great benefits
    Several long term employee
    Steady growth

    Cons

    Long term job growth needs to be more defined


  5. "A general good company."

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Company growth is good.

    Cons

    No stock bonus for mid-low level employee.

    Advice to Management

    give stock bonus to most employee to let them benefit from the company growth and have more motivation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work but a lot of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great view across the industry, get to visit lots of different teams across the industry and see which ones would be fun to work for, who is innovating, who is just trying to get the next design out of the door.

    Cons

    Politics, Cadence is made up of many acquisitions and they don't all integrate well so this leads to competing internal teams.

    There are too many people not actually contributing but creating a lot of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the technical folks happy and remove some of the layers of sales.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Systematically encourages or forcefully removes older workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Successful product lines and large customer base

    Cons

    Has rifs almost annually, predominately targeting workers above the age of 50. These are the most experienced workers, yet the company appears to be removing them in favor of new college grads. So much for any kind of loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your experienced work force, as so many of your competitors do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AE1"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, reasonable hours, great pay

    Cons

    Management can be a hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management, work better with your Strategic managers


  9. "Sales Technical Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cadence inculcates a positive open skeptic environment where everything is questioned because questions are encouraged. Strategies are explained as to why the alternatives are better than the original plan. The questions feed discussion, and because everyone’s asking questions, everyone is moving the company forward. No one is judged or reprimanded for his or her ideas, and all ideas are considered equally among team members. Additionally, the individually focused environment offers individuals flexibility to accommodate their work styles. Cadence knows that every works differently to achieve productivity and the the environment recognizes this fact.

    Cons

    Sometimes the compartmentalized environment does in fact exist, rather than giving individuals flexibility to accelerate within the company, this negative environment inherently forces individuals into silos, closing them off from the rest of the group and forcing them to act as individuals. This generally ruins any chances of achieving a team mentality and leaves team members feeling isolated and resentful.

    Advice to Management

    Creating and encouraging a sense of belonging in the workplace begins at the leadership level. The company’s founders and executive management team need to have a desire to build a diverse culture.


  10. "IT Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work environment in Shanghai,China

    Cons

    no advancement , office police


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