Cadence Design Systems Employee Reviews about "middle management"

Updated 17 Aug 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Technology, Poor execution"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Group DIrector in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good technology, some very good people

    Cons

    Poor execution - Bloated middle management- Extreme pressure on short term timelines

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  3. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented teams. Excellent executive management.

    Cons

    Too much middle management which gets in the way of itself. Many acquisitions from disparate areas make coordination between teams a challenge.

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture of work, good pay and benefit.

    Cons

    Very bad middle management, lot of nepotism .

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  5. "One of the best places to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, some of the best people to work with, fair bit of independence in your work

    Cons

    Has to be middle management, in some cases

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  6. "Very good company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    Solid company Good culture CEO has good values and demonstrates them by example

    Cons

    A lot of layers of management and middle management. A bit fat in terms of operation, but the company can afford it. Seems to be a bit disorganized due to the large size of the company.

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and challenging work assignments

    Cons

    Middle management in some business groups seems to be in constant flux.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work, but!!!"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Bangalore
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems

    Pros

    -- Good CEO & Upper management with focused vision -- Good benefits & Many Good technical people around -- Growth areas -- Fair compensation

    Cons

    -- Most of Middle management team are time card managers & not leaders whom team look for -- Too many Political/egoistic groups backstabbing others to keep their jobs/positions -- As seen in another review, too much posturing/positioning for little activity

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Highly unstable company to work for"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Smcs 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, and nothing else, I could think now

    Cons

    No long term vision in top management. Cadence is now filled with bunch of politicians, who are trying everyday to save their jobs. Huge Geographical discrimination. No decision power given to low cost geography, in spite of the fact that there are very good talent. Now it has become highly unstable company, Every year, there are big numbers of layoffs and it has become very common practice. Middle management has lots of jokers, who are not good technically, but are leading groups. Cadence is lagging behind in technology areas as well, where at one point in time, they were leaders.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "No chance for impactful work; majority of managers don't know how to manage"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee -  
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Everyone seems highly qualified for the work they're doing. Longevity for engineers. They're going through many (good) changes in differentiating themselves.

    Cons

    Too much politicking, particularly in middle management. Managers don't nurture subordinates (give growth opportunities, mentorship, assign the right kind of work). A lot of internal strife. C-level business leaders are either oblivious to it all or ignoring it.

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