Cadence Design Systems Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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87%
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Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan
Lip-Bu Tan
600 Ratings
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  • "Low work life balance is something you should expect(in 33 reviews)

  • "There is no cons i can think of(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Culture, Innovative Work, Great People, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Average Salaries, Busy Schedule, Slow Growth

    Cadence Design Systems2019-10-13
  2. "Rewards hard work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Prince George, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent communication; generous to those who work hard

    Cons

    Pretty strict about a professional atmosphere - no wiggle room for slackers or those with complicated situations

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    Cadence Design Systems2020-05-28
  3. "A great one"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, convenient place

    Cons

    Every thing was great

    Cadence Design Systems2019-07-15
  4. "Love Cadence forever even I just had been there for half a year"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The working experience is friendly.

    Cons

    In fact, there is no cons at least as I see.

    Cadence Design Systems2018-09-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None to be found

    Cons

    Poor management, poor salary. No team attitude.

    Cadence Design Systems2018-09-16
  6. "Great place to work, used to be"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, work-life balance, office location, great people

    Cons

    Ottawa office shut down, packages below average

    Cadence Design Systems2018-04-30
  7. "good place to have worked, glad I'm gone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AMS Design 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on the group you work with, there are some very talented people. Get to touch the latest tech and tools. Big plus.

    Cons

    Not particularly high performance circuits. Much better copensation elsewhere.

    Cadence Design Systems2017-02-07
  8. "A great place to work at"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadence Design Systems full-time

    Pros

    A culture of respect and professionalism

    Cons

    Management gets too cozy at times

    Cadence Design Systems2017-01-06
  9. "Very good company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

    Cadence Design Systems2015-07-21
  10. "Fantastic Tech Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is way above average with excellent bonus and stock options. Work is very stimulating.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Cadence Design Systems2020-05-31
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