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Cadence Design Systems United States Employee Reviews

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Interesting work, great people, difficult management.
Engineering lead (Former Employee), Chelmsford, MAJanuary 17, 2015
Pros: interesting work
Cons: management can have a sweatshop mentality
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.
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Great company with opportunities for advancement
IT Group Director (Former Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 23, 2014
Pros: training, job variety
Cons: long hours, stressful at times
Every day was different with new challenges and opportunities. Always able to try new technologies.
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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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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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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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Finance Manager (Current Employee), San Jose, CAMarch 1, 2014
I had great business partnering experience with the business groups.
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Productive, innovative and fun place to work
Intern (Former Employee), SanJose, CaliforniaJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: flexible work timings, location
Cons: long hours
My internship period was like a rollercoaster ride. Cadence is a fun place to work and a great place to learn a lot
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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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great people
Project Manager (Current Employee), San Jose, CAApril 8, 2013
Pros: great people in team
Cons: bad management
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.
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Bunch of old timers that have no clue about hi tech
Director (Former Employee), San JoseMarch 26, 2013
Pros: good coensation and benefits
Cons: everything else
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.
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Technology Leader for Electronic Chip Design!
Front-End Applications Consultant (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMarch 20, 2013
Pros: field management is very customer and innovation oriented
Cons: could be better about work-life balance
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.
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Great Atmosphere
Responsible for Facilities Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee), San Diego, CANovember 6, 2012
Pros: close to home good pay
Cons: serverence package low
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
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Good work life balance, great peers, poor management
Member of Consulting Staff (Current Employee), San Jose, CAOctober 14, 2012
Pros: good work life balance
Cons: management don't recognize employees good work, salary don't increase in transparent way
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%
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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
Pros: great cafeteria and company benefits
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.
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Nice environment with open communication.
Mask Design Specialist (Contract) (Former Employee), Cary, NCJuly 31, 2012
Pros: bagels or donuts on fridays.
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.