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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    37.5%
    Good (4)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    12.5%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.03
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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Company summary

Meaningful Work. Global Impact.

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Each day with Cadence offers exciting opportunities to create a better, more connected world. We are leading the charge to solve technology’s toughest challenges. Working at Cadence means working alongside the industry’s brightest people and innovating for the biggest, most innovative companies around the globe.

People come to Cadence to do meaningful work with a global impact. Headquartered in San Jose, California, we have offices in 42 countries, including 26 global R&D centers. The Noida, India site is the largest Cadence® R&D site outside of North America. Our EMEA headquarters is located in Bracknell, UK and our APAC headquarters is in Shanghai, China.

We never stop learning, never stop exploring, and never stop pushing the limits of what’s possible. At Cadence, we’re changing the future of technology.

Numbers

Employees

5,001-10,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Cadence is a leading provider of EDA and semiconductor IP. Our custom/analog tools help engineers design the transistors, standard cells, and IP blocks that make up SoCs. Our digital tools automate the design and verification of giga-scale, giga-hertz SoCs at the latest semiconductor processing nodes. Our IC packaging and PCB tools permit the design of complete boards and subsystems.
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Cadence also offers a growing portfolio of design IP and verification IP for memories, interface protocols, analog/mixed-signal components, and specialized processors. And reaching up to the systems level, Cadence offers an integrated suite of hardware/software co-development platforms. In short, Cadence® technology helps customers build great products that connect the world.

Company outlook

As our CEO, Lip-Bu Tan, will tell you,"It is the drive, passion, intelligence, and integrity of our dedicated employees that make Cadence a great place to do great work."

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Cadence is recognized as a Great Place to Work around the world, including on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our diverse team of passionate, dedicated, and talented individuals go above and beyond for our customers, our communities, and each other—every day.

Employees join Cadence because of our innovation, and stay because of our culture. Every day brings exciting challenges in an ever-evolving industry. We believe in creating an environment where everyone is empowered to do their best work, surrounded by the best team.

Benefits

Here's What Employees Have to Say About Working at Cadence

"The quality of people who work at Cadence is very high. I am both challenged and supported by others."

"Cadence is a company of very capable people with a passion for technology. Beyond that, they are some of the friendliest people I have had the pleasure to work with."

"I’m proud to be on the Cadence team."
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"This company wants its employees to have a good career and lead a good life."

"You have the personal empowerment to impact change and make a positive difference for Cadence and our customers."

"Not only does Cadence focus on our external customer’s success, but the company is committed to promoting and advocating the very best for its employees."

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Locations (international)

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For applicants

Videos

Cadence Great Place to Work
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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

At Cadence, our core values are more than just words, they are the way we work, laugh, debate, care, question, and innovate together. We are One Cadence—One Team.

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For over 25 years, our values have defined our culture. As our customers create the technology of the future, our challenge is to stay one step ahead of their innovation. Our values of thinking big, executing with excellence, embracing change, and always acting with integrity, motivate us to solve tomorrow's technology challenges today. With customer success at our core, we deliver products that become their competitive advantage, driving the future of innovation.

How would we describe the company culture?

Our collaborative and inclusive culture enables us to not only drive innovation in the products and services that we develop, but also in the way we approach challenges and make decisions.

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Innovation starts with our diverse and dynamic employees around the globe who leverage diverse perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds to solve complex technical challenges, enabling customers to build technologies that transform lives.

What else should applicants know about us?

Interns and Recent College Graduates

We work with the world’s most innovative companies, across a growing range of industries. As an intern or recent college graduate, you will work alongside industry experts doing work that matters. Cadence offers interns and grads opportunities to learn new skills, grow their careers, and be part of a winning team that’s building tomorrow’s world today.

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Cadence Academic Network

The Cadence® Academic Network links together universities, research institutes, industry advisors, and Cadence professionals to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design, and implementation of microelectronic systems. The Cadence Academic Network helps build strong relationships between academia and industry, and promotes the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. The network facilitates this exchange of knowledge by co-organizing training, workshops, and technology days; providing professional services; and helping with educational material, in addition to providing access to the latest Cadence technologies.

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Reviews for Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

4.03 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 05.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

most executives highly respected

Gender Equality

significant emphasis to hire more females

Attitude towards older colleagues

poor, disposable, layoffs and early separation programs target older workers worldwide

Career Development

no job rotation programs. most employees stay in same role for many years. career moves most often happen upon employee separations

Overall compensation for your work

competitive compensation

  • 18.Nov 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    37.5%
    Good (4)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    12.5%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.03
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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