Cadence Design Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
Updated Jul 5, 2014
69 interviews

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  1.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Good quality question.
    Interviewer was to much conservative to accept the innovation or learning opportunities.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    There was a panel of interviewers from different groups. They asked difficult questions about C/C++, data-structures.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    E-mailed and scheduled an interview the following week. Got a reply within a week, final offer week later after that. Whole process took less than 3 weeks. The interviewer was extremely nice and kept the conversation going even if I didn't have a long answer. Interviewed by multiple people and all were really nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about resume experience and tested knowledge with some simple questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but recruiter does his best to get highest pay for you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Search in Trie data structure, some array qs, searching & sorting, puzzles - bridge crossing, Puzzle - probability based. Lot of C++ questions in details as I was interviewed for C++ developer position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    HR was arrogant and rude. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring managers called to discuss position responsibility, business, company, and asked for related job experiences. On-site interview was set up with the whole group. Good discussion and well-experienced engineers.

    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview where they asked me my background, my previous job experience and some projects I was envolved in. Later i had an onsite interview where 4 interviewers asked me more detailed technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Senior Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR thru LinkedIn. Set up an short hr discussion followed by phone interview.

    Technical phone interview:
    General resume questions
    Experience
    OVM/UVM basic questions
    How will u tell size of an array without using foreach construct of Sys verilog
    MESI/MOSI

    Small team was looking for senior person. So not selected

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a referral process, took about the week

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Automation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call from the recruiter. Next was scheduled for an onsite interview. I was interviewed by 3 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly on my previous experience and skillset. nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Technical test and interview about ID design flow

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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