Cadence Design Systems Reviews | Glassdoor

Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
703 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

703 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "This is a sales driven company."

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

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very customer focused. Always support what customers want in timely manner. Collaborative environment. People are nice to work with. Easy to seek help.

    Cons

    Too tactical. Not strategic enough. Always about maximizing sales commission. Need to make decisions based on longer term company success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Software engineer intern"

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Every one is helpful. You have an opportunity to learn a lot of things, also get to know about real projects. Great experience.

    Cons

    Finding housing for interns is a really hard work, since the houses are really expensive and they get more expensive for short term leases.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if some housing options for interns could be provided.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Going Nowhere Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay well if you perform

    Cons

    The company hasn't grown in real terms in the last 10 years. The CEO is more focused on running his VC firm than what is supposed to be his full time job at Cadence.

    Advice to Management

    Get creative, grow the business instead of simply trying to optimize it.


  4. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineering Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Lots of great people.

    Cons

    Some myopic views on benefits.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor salary for long time employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Configuration Management Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Configuration Management Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the peers are good but management sucks.

    Cons

    Very poor management.
    No growth opportunity.
    No training opportunity to learn new things for your career
    Poor salary for longer time employee.


  6. "Cadence Design Systems"

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great technology solving mission critical customer challenges. People are excellent to work with; great team spirit lead by Lip Bu Tan.

    Cons

    A lot of focus on top 4 accounts. If you do not work on these accounts it can be a challenge to get the necessary resources to make your customers happy.

    Advice to Management

    Driven to make the top 4 customers successful. They are accessible to discuss ideas, interest and will provide the necessary leadership to make you sucessful.


  7. "Intern-Software Engineering, Synthesis R&D"

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

    Pros

    People are friendly here. They are willing to share knowledge with you and helping you out of the problems in daily work or in everyday's life.

    Cons

    The salary is a little bit lower than other company. No stocks are given when enrolled.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Configuration Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Configuration Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really smart and great people here. Most of my coworkers are nice and want to make quality products. People are willing to share their knowledge with you.

    Cons

    Management is really bad. There is no training for management. People regularly yell in the hallways. If your manager is bad, you can't rely on HR as they are a joke. All management cares about is getting more time out of you for less money.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers! Value your employees. It's not just about how much you can squeeze out of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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

    Pros

    * friendly place
    * good work-life balance

    Cons

    * salary is a not competitive


  10. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and management. I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


Showing 703 of 739 reviews
Reset Filters