Cadence Design Systems Interview Questions

Updated 19 Apr 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Delhi) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I had applied to Cadence through Campus recruitment procedure in my college in Delhi . The first round was written test which contains 1 hour aptitude and then 30 mins software test. After the shortlisting based on written test there was a technical interview. There was another shortlisting after first technical interview and then they conducted another technical and HR interview round . Finally they revealed the result after the entire procedure was over. Although I was selected at the moment others were told that result will be declared within two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • How to find 5 most recurring words in a text file ?   1 Answer
    • Lots of questions on virtual functions and polymorphism   Answer Question
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Bangalore) in December 2010.

    Interview

    2 technical rounds, 1 manager round and one HR round.

    Interview Questions

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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Noida) in September 2010.

    Interview

    hiring process with just geography phone call, one on one, technical round, and some skill testing, Overall it was a nice experience with the interview and a memorable experience one as compared with previous experiences

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Noida
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Noida) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I was called for an interview. Where I was asked to solve a written test containing software,hardware and aptitude questions. It was a 90 minutes test. As I couldn't clear the test, I don't know any further about the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Few technical questions regarding hardware was very difficult.. and the Aptitude test was very tricky...   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    No Negotiations as this was my first company

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (New Delhi) in July 2010.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Lead Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    The offer was on par with industry package. Had to negotiate on joining bonus.

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (New Delhi) in December 2009.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate

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    Multimedia Producer/E-learning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (New Delhi) in August 2009.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
    • Basic questions about the IEEE 802.11 standard (it was my project), wireless ad-hoc networks etc. Explanation of different algorithms.   Answer Question

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