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Updated 22 Jan 2015
Updated 22 Jan 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    3-4 Rounds of interview . In Product Validation interview they can ask ranging from timing , designing of simple designs in verilog/VHDL , perl for automation , simple CMOS basics ,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiations as this was my first company
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Lead Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of telephonic interviews and 3 F2F interviews apart from manager, director and HR rounds. The whole process took around a month.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are related to SV and OVM. Multi channel sequences.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was on par with industry package. Had to negotiate on joining bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Multimedia Producer/E-learning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic Interview followed with technical interview and HR and PR. Cadence hires best employees. It pays good with respect to the market. It's into Electronic Design Automation and technical job with related field is paid and groomed very well here.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no difficult and unexpected questions here. Confidence level is tested and Can Do attitude should be there to clear the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    1 Hour written test.
       - consisted of hardware and software questions
       - Some IQ tests too.
    2. 3 interviews
       - Technical 1
       - Technical 2
       - HR

    The Technical interview 1 was taken by a team member
    Technical round 2 was with a manager

    The interview was quite technical, based on Verilog / VHDL. Some software questions were asked too.
    knowledge of Linux will be a plus.

    Interview Questions
    • Writing a verilog code for a FIFO, with variaous signals like half full, quarter full, and explanation of the whole algorithm.   View Answer
    • Basic questions about the IEEE 802.11 standard (it was my project), wireless ad-hoc networks etc. Explanation of different algorithms.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    2 hr intervies
    2 interiews by india managers
    2 interviews by 2 us managers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    A very well defined and good 4 step process

    Interview Questions
    • Where do U see yourseld in cadence in this time of recession?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Lead Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very fast. The whole process took about 2 weeks. Most of the questions were technical and related to physical design. The staff was friendly and easy going. The process started with the phone interview followed by 1:1 onsite interviews with hiring manager, staff AEs and sales managers. The hiring manager clearly explained the job duties and expectations.

    Interview Questions
    • There were couple of difficult questions about LVS and schematic driven layout.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because the offer was very reasonable. Recruiter negotiated with the hiring manager to get the best offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Member Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    After HR fixed an interview slot, the first round was fixed with my "would-be" team members, followed by my manager. Finally there was joining/salary discussion with the hiring HR manager. Questions were based on fundamentals and my previous work experience. The role was explained that sounded pretty exciting. Within,I think two weeks, the entire process was completed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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