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Mid size company
Sr. Staff Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 9, 2016
The company grew in terms of business but too much on employee strength. Executive staff is great but IT management is moderate.
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Excellent company for learning to work with people and technology
Principal Technical Editor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 16, 2015
Great people to work with. Challenging products to learn and master. Excellent place to learn IC and PCB design, people skills, software, and processes.

This company has a major presence in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It is very challenging to work globally and communicate effectively, but a great place to learn how to do this.

Supportive management for workflow, new skills, and career development.
Pros
Great technical environment for learning.
Cons
Need to juggle conflicting priorities between quality and efficiency.
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Bunch of old timers that have no clue about hi tech
Director (Former Employee) –  San JoseMarch 26, 2013
Senior management have no clue or direction
Middle management busy kissing rear and playing politics
Rest of people running about in 50 directions like kitchen missing head chef.

If politics is your game, and u want to go at a company that values you based on your seniority and number of years u work versus your capabilities then Cadence is the right place.
Pros
good coensation and benefits
Cons
everything else
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Good work life balance, great peers, poor management
Member of Consulting Staff (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 14, 2012
Great co workers
Poor management who hardly recognize employees
Salary isn't high enough, and management don't want to increase
ESPP used to be ok, but now it's only 5%
Pros
good work life balance
Cons
management don't recognize employees good work, salary don't increase in transparent way
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17 years of ups and downs
IT Architect (Former Employee) –  San DiegoMay 15, 2015
Enjoyed the people and the IT organization which focused on career growth and training...until change in management. Company stock never got back up to what it was when I first joined the company. Years of no bonus and 2-3 weeks of forced vacation.
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Great Silicon Valley company
Webmaster for World Wide Tools & Technology team (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA and Austin, TXAugust 30, 2012
Everyday at the office was challenging yet rewarding. Lots of projects on a global scale; minimal problems with office politics. Fun and games (basketball at lunch); wonderful food at one of Silicon Valley's best corporate cafeterias.
Pros
great cafeteria and company benefits
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Technology Leader for Electronic Chip Design!
Front-End Applications Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 20, 2013
Cadence develops highly sophisticated software solutions for microchip companies. New management has really turned the company around and build the stock price up 5x in the last 3 years. I have worked as an FAE at Cadence and previously worked for Synopsys. I have now moved to CAD development at a Semiconductor company.

I can gladly say that working at Cadence has forced me to use 50% more of my brain. Synopsys tends to negotiate hard to customers against technology development, whereas Cadence takes more and more burden from Customers in developing advanced technology. The net result is that there is more growth for Engineers working at Cadence compared to Synopsys. Especially around Front-End Digital technology, where Synopsys maintains the reputation as the leader, Cadence has 5 times more technology in Low Power, Auto-ECO, Advanced DFT and Advanced Physical Synthesis.

Over 7 years at Cadence, I've had the opportunity to be an FAE, Product Engineer, Account Management and Marketing Manager. On the Applications and Product Engineering side, I have been issued patents under my name, a rare thing in a Non-Developmental role.

Cadence has also been acquiring IP companies left and right. They are well prepared to gain leadership back in the industry.
Pros
field management is very customer and innovation oriented
Cons
could be better about work-life balance
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great people
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 8, 2013
Great people to work with but no management / career plans and bad managers at group director and above levels in some of the business unites.
Pros
great people in team
Cons
bad management
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Interesting work, great people, difficult management.
Engineering lead (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MAJanuary 17, 2015
The work at Cadence was technically challenging and fun and the potential for expanding the application of the tools to solving new and different problems was virtually unlimited.

Management, however, seems either unwilling or incapable of capitalizing on new markets and applications.
Pros
Interesting work
Cons
Management can have a sweatshop mentality
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Nice environment with open communication.
Mask Design Specialist (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 31, 2012
Had a very friendly professional team that worked fast and well developing analog cells, blacks and chips under a variety of semiconductor processes. There were weekly meetings for where everyone contributes and jokes around with management while planning for the weeks work. Individuals were responsible to do their part and contribute to the success of the team.
Pros
bagels or donuts on fridays.
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overall a good place to work
Software engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 27, 2015
good place to work in a supportive learning environment, manager and co-worker alike are reasonable and cooperative.
most of the time it had good work/life balance.
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Great company with opportunities for advancement
IT Group Director (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 23, 2014
Every day was different with new challenges and opportunities. Always able to try new technologies.
Pros
Training, Job variety
Cons
Long hours, stressful at times
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Productive, innovative and fun place to work
Intern (Former Employee) –  SanJose, CaliforniaJanuary 20, 2014
My internship period was like a rollercoaster ride. Cadence is a fun place to work and a great place to learn a lot
Pros
Flexible work timings, location
Cons
Long hours
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Yoga and keep fit
ASIC Design Contractor Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCAugust 22, 2014
Job culture is very bad and hypocrisy in working place. Lack of technical knowledge
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Great Atmosphere
Responsible for Facilities Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 6, 2012
Was one of the better employers i've had good communication skills , people skills life skills job wish i was there .Was in charge of shipping &receiving department ,,computer logistic checks elevator checks printer,copier checks just all around general maintenance checks also
Pros
close to home good pay
Cons
serverence package low
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Cadence
Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 17, 2014
Cadence is an excellent company to work for with excellent engineers and great work environment
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productive and fun workplace
Lead Support Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 7, 2014
Provide technical support to customer, and learn new features, technology.
Good environment and great co-workers to work with.
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good place to work
System Programmer (Current Employee) –  Kingston, NYJanuary 1, 2014
good place to work

good work environment

good people to work with
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Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 1, 2014
I had great business partnering experience with the business groups.
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