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Cadence Design Systems San Jose Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful interview experience, adequately technical + informative"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well defined development practices and streamlined work. Organized company structure with transparent growth chart. Regular discussions with manager(s) for keeping career goals in-sync.

    Cons

    Lack of social events especially for new hires. Software development purely C++ oriented with little or no scope of experience in other platforms.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good EDA company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. There are just so many thing you can learn if you are really into electric engineering and computer engineering. Great top level management team which keep company grow in a healthy way.

    Cons

    There are some inefficiency when it comes to cross department cooperation.

  3. "This is an excellent place to work."

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here were very helpful, they were working on some very interesting things, the campus was nice, and they paid well.

    Cons

    It's a very large company, and not everyone prefers that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and inspiring group on individuals"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible working hours.
    Motivated, helpful and humble colleagues.
    A great learning experience.

    Cons

    Food Caffe don't have much variety
    People tend to eat alone.

    Advice to Management

    Try to expand the food menu of the Caffe and subsidized that will reduce wastage of your employees time. It will add to the perks of joining Cadence and attract a wider talent pool.


  5. "Dynamic & Fun Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I felt that the team members were very helpful, transparent and motivated to work at Cadence. The team is excited to take on challenges and able to contribute to growth.

    Cons

    No as much process within how team function but overall work seems to get done. Silos between orgs exist.

    Advice to Management

    Needs strong leadership to enforce a sustained and consistent processes across team and BUs


  6. "Don't know what i'm meant to put here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a company in transition for the better

    Cons

    Their vacation policy (which has 2 weeks shutdown at Christmas and one at July 4th) sucks


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not good for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is big and the name is known all around the world between older professionals. The work is challenging and the career plane is good, specially if you like the hardware verification area. You can be in touch with the costumers, that are all big and known companies.

    Cons

    The majority of Cadence employees are men over 50 years old. Most of the benefits are for people this age, i.e they constantly have speakers coming to the campus to talk about "how to choose a good college for your children". The maternity paid leave is only 55 days, and the paternity leave is only 5 (five!) days. They don't promote too many events to make people get to know each other, so young professionals usually feel lonely on the work routine. The environment is very serious and nobody talks to each other, specially because the cubicles have tall walls around them. If you want to eat a snack, the only option you have are nuts and coffe/tea. You have to buy your own snack and lunch, and the food on the cafeteria is not even good. The wages for recent grads are usually lower then the average on Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger professionals and try to make them feel comfortable at the company. Show that you care: make events so they can get to know each other (events that young adults would like!), change a little bit the decoration inside the buildings (it is depressive!), and give benefits they would like to have (as a bigger paternity leave and even real snacks would make us save some money and make us happier during the work day).

  8. "Convenient office timing and well behaved people around :)"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software 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

    Everyone looks helpful, as a new hire, i find it very convenient. Office timing is convenient too, I myself face traffic everyday. So it is important for me to have convenient office timing.

    Cons

    Not so far, but should have fruits and soda free for employees :)

    Advice to Management

    nothing yet


  9. Helpful (2)

    "IT sad =("

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone except IT management and above all the way to the CIO

    Cons

    New CIO basically replaced a really good, professional, and talented IT department. Watched co-workers and even IT management that were mentors to me get laid off and replaced with someone that was less knowledgeable and unprofessional and then new IT Management expected us to pick up their slack and make it look as if IT was a happy family. NOT!

    The only positive is the that I'm now less stressed and look forward to my new adventures.


  10. "Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for interns, and everybody you meet genuinely wants to meet you and hear about what you are working on.

    Cons

    Nothing at all besides the commute being long, but that's on me not the company. They even allowed working from home some days which was great.


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