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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Cadence Software Release Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Director, Manufacturing Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Really disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and good cafeteria food?

    Cons

    You work so hard for the company but yet the company doesn't really appreciate it. I think it's definitely time for me to move on.


  4. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice managers and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Not very competitive entry-level salaries


  5. "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, people are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No free meal for lunch and dinner


  6. "One of the 2 dominant EDA players"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cadence is one of the leading EDA providers. If you are in the EDA industry or looking for a job in EDA, it is one of the very few options available. The company is well run, has a good compensation and benefits package and has been voted on of the top 100 companies to work for by fortune magazine. The work is challenging as most EDA problems require good algorithm skills in solving complex chip design problems.

    Cons

    It is not the company but the industry which is the issue here. Although demand for EDA tools will always exist, EDA seems to be a flat to shrinking business which chip designs getting more and more expensive. Cadence and competitor Synopsys have been trying to diversify to other adjacencies with limited success over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Cadence management overall have been doing a great job over the past 6+ years after LBT became CEO. It was a series of disasters in the leadership before that which almost brought the company to its knees. The company is a great turn around story and on its way to market dominance in EDA. Keep up the great momentum


  7. "Principal Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and colleagues.. Good place to learn new things and provides good work-life balance.. Overall it's a great place to work..

    Cons

    Benefits like ESPP and RSU can be better.. other than that no Cons..

    Advice to Management

    None..

  8. "great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great work culture.
    -Good training facilities.
    -awesome people

    Cons

    -no benefits for interns.
    -no relocation.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Place getting worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Moderate management control, possible flexible hours, decent pay, depending for what.

    Cons

    Too much politics, growing nepotism. Moderate compensation, constant talk about budget restrictions. Endless performance reporting and evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very Satisfied"

    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

    Get to see many customers and designs; not stuck with one design for months

    Company has been trying hard to improve company ranking through more perks, training, free snacks, holiday celebrations, and team events.

    Management will work with you on what you want. Flexible for employee's needs.

    Cons

    Some times work can be hectic

    Need more basic office equipment


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