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Updated 9 Nov 2014
Updated 9 Nov 2014
75 Interview Reviews

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Well planned and professional. Opportunity to talk to different people and gave a good sense of what the organization's goals, challenges, and accomplishments. Impressed me. The remote interviewers called promptly. The interview pace was brisk and challenging.

    Interview Questions
    • There were many, can't recall. But none were unpleasant. They were challenging and brought the best in me, I would say.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Professional and to the point.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was one written test round and then three rounds of interviews. Out of these the first two were taken by the team leaders and the last one was by the director.

    No Offer
  10.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  11.  

    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

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