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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "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


  3. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    too much multitasking is needed so you really don't have time to focus on anything.

    Cons

    They drive IT employees into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat members of IT as second class citizens.


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  5. "One of the 2 dominant EDA players"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 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


  6. "Principal Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "a resonable place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours. work life balance. reasonable benefit.

    Cons

    Old product, not advanced technology. a confined field. Not a very dynamic environment.


  8. "Lead Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Best place to work, managers are cool, working with top class people, getting free Cadence tools to work with.

    Cons

    Food not so good, parking structure not present so we should park in the sun (San Jose office), not too many restaurants nearby


  9. "great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  10. "Top 100 Companies to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Positive Team Environment
    - Technology Centric Drive to win market share
    - College Coaching Benefits for Employee Kids

    Cons

    - Cafeteria has limited capacity, needs expansion


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Place getting worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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



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