Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan
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738 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    exposure to cutting edge tools and methodologies

    Cons

    small company with less than 10k employees

  2. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work ethic and culture, work-life balance, benefits, personal growth

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything at the moment


  3. "Great company environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hour shedule Good work/life balance Friendly people

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to what someone can get on the market

  4. "A good employer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent people and good culture.

    Cons

    Progression depends a lot on geography.

  5. "Great Experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Chepstow, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn about historical monuments and educate the public about its importance

    Cons

    Some customers can be rude or obnoxious

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for about 10 years. not as "Great" as they say."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Level AE 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Chance to work with expert colleagues. travel and see many customers and how they perform. work on wide variety of topics and learn. job security is relatively good. decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company always claims to be doing great while keep cutting budget more and more. inexplicable emphasis in the "Great Place To Work" motto while no attempt to really meet any of the criteria. salary not competitive. politics influences decisions. serious quality issues.

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  7. "great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is excellent

    Cons

    rudimentary technologies are deployed and work is repetitive

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Engineer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working on the latest technology with world-leading clients. Relatively informal management, and a large degree of autonomy.

    Cons

    Endless cost-cutting, management re-orgs, a bloated middle management layer, and some serious quality issues.

  9. "Shambolic company to work for"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Actually no pros as they are hiding things from employees

    Cons

    too many cons to mention and not enough room on here to list them

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  10. "Cadence Uk"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Distinguished Engineer in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lip-Bu has a great work ethic and has worked hard at transforming the culture to achieve better decision making, and transparency in the organization. Great opportunities to innovate.

    Cons

    Not so many RnD roles in UK.

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