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Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Principle SW engineer"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many nice people to work with at Cadence. It has fast pace business. Also the business grows fast at Cadence. The cafeteria at Cadence is also pretty good. The food served there is very diversified.

    Cons

    The compensation at Cadence is pretty low compared at similar companies. It looks like to me Cadence refuses to increase the salary of their veteran employees. In other words, the people has been with Cadence the longest time usually have lower salary than the new hired, even though the new hired has lower title.

    Advice to Management

    The management of Cadence should not only focus on something like "The Best 100", but also should try their best to keep the valuable veteran employees, by offering their compensation according to their capability not their salary level at the time they were hired.


  2. "application engg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good company and good management,

    Cons

    lack of technical expertise in field engineering

    Advice to Management

    nothing specific to Management


  3. "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great executive staff, good AE directors.

    Cons

    sometimes it can be tricky to work with R&D and have too many information sharing systems


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  5. "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People across the company are intelligent and fun to work with. Everyone I've come partnered with is extremely knowledgeable of their area and wants to do what's best for Cadence.

    Cons

    Cadence can be bureaucratic at times, which can lead to feeling that decisions aren't made fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Take more chances with everything. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but we can try things out to see if they fit our company and culture. If they do great, if not we can move on.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours are nice. Working with the latest technologies and with some good people makes the work environment better.

    Cons

    Lack of growth potential in non-San Jose offices. The office building itself is dated, it looks like nothing has been done to it in years and its true.

    Advice to Management

    Set aside more money for employee activities (especially in field sites outside of San Jose)


  7. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    nothing to complain about the company


  8. "Product Marketing Director"

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

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology company growing with innovation

    Cons

    Small industry shrinking customer base

    Advice to Management

    Standardize more. Focus on processes to scale.


  9. "Overall a Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People, Technology, and Work Flexibility are really good.

    Cons

    As with most companies, there are things that can be done better. Too much bureaucracy at times and a lot of upper management.


  10. "Cadence Is a Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cadence is a very professional organization with amazing talent. It is clear that employees at Cadence genuinely enjoy working for this company and are dedicated to its success.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of, there is a lot to do, but for those who thrive on challenges, this could be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you are doing great!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues !!! Great place to work !!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of potential to grow and grow the company !!!

    Cons

    Very difficult to work through dependencies and get commitments on other's tasks that affect your work.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes ... hire more top notch people !!!


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