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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  1. "Filed Organization"

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

    Pros

    Best Placed to work... Good Career opportunity

    Cons

    Growth is little... Management needs to attract people

    Advice to Management

    Management should think about not only company but employees too!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    interfacing with many companies and the engineers there.
    seeing what problems customers faces an getting first hand feedback.

    Cons

    to much of a buddy network within management.
    to much focus on the sales rather then the customer needs.

  3. "ASIC chip program manager/design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer/Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer/Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Layoff every year since 1993


  4. "Principal Software Engineer"

    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

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

    Pros

    Best Culture in EDA Companies. Excellent middle and upper management. I have worked in Synopsys too

    Cons

    Nee to improve communication between co-workers for more creative work


  5. "Good company in a great industry (EDA)"

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

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

    Pros

    Management drives hard which is good for the business. You will do well if you are totally work focused.

    Cons

    HR and IT are big on micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Move IT out of CFO.


  6. "Staff Product Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Diverse work. Interesting projects. Leading edge technology. Top-tier customer interaction. High-caliber, pleasant colleagues. Excellent working environment provision. Great work flexibility.

    Cons

    Forced shutdowns without enough time off.


  7. "Awesome place to work for!"

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

    Pros

    The management knows what they are doing

    Cons

    Be more generous on the benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing on

  8. "Cadence workplace review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Design 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

    Great and flexible work culture, smart people, enjoy working here!

    Cons

    Nothing I see yet. I guess a few processes can be smoothened.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "In my experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to find any pros

    Cons

    - Very stressful work env.
    - Very poor project planning by management.
    - Non-existance of work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Areas of improvement:
    - Very poor project planning by management.
    - Non-existance of work life balance.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good EDA company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Consulting Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly colleagues, fine benefits

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, low raises

    Advice to Management

    Reduce politics


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