Mentor Graphics
3.6 of 5 241 reviews
www.mentor.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines

Wally Rhines

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    Great Company

    Director (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood management and product mix. Established player in EDA field. Stable company and decent culture. Strong products and loyal customers. Good sales force and sales methodology.

    ConsEDA is a mature industry. Not really fast growing compared to other areas, like internet cloud. Some past tensions and culture clashes between acquired companies and products vs. original Mentorites. But most have been assimilated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsI got to work supporting a lot of developers who were the world experts in their specialized area.

    ConsNothing about the corporate culture at Mentor prepared me for my next job in the outside world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to promote cross-fertilization at the technical worker-bee level, like you do at the technically elite level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company to work at.

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsEmployee oriented work environment. No micro-management. Can work on what you want with little manager input.

    ConsCareer path is kind of fixed. Hard to get internal promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider employees's desire to move up the ladder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a comfortable place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFor employees in R&D, Mentor Graphics pays reasonable salaries, has a mixture of smart employees and average employees, provides very secure employment, and has relatively interesting projects. In short, it's a comfortable place to work, and in my personal experience, turnover is quite low. Perhaps because the company is based in rural Oregon, which is unusual for a high-tech company, the work-life balance is quite good. The first Mentor company "value" of "win ethically" is not an inaccurate description of the company's culture.

    ConsThe flip side of being a comfortable place to work, is that the company is not that aggressive and in fact sometimes downright slow, and this can be a source of frustration. At times, the company can feel bureaucratic. Salaries are mid-range; Mentor does not pay top of the market, and very rarely "re-balances" teams (i.e. let low-performers go), and this ends up being reflected in the competence of the employees. Because Mentor is not that aggressive, and because EDA in general is a slow growing market, career options within Mentor are limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn the R&D side, there should be a lot more collaboration and cooperation between divisions and within divisions on general software development infrastructure and best practices. On revenue recognition side, why not move to a quarterly ratable model, where revenue is recognized equally in each quarter of a deal, instead of front-loading the recognition? This would fix issues with remixing where the remixed products do not get the same revenue recognition, and make the business less cyclical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Nice team work of talented engineers.
    - Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time".

    Cons- Some of the higher management levels are really not competent enough.
    - No clear way to career growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company to work for, but pay is just ok

    VLSI Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Laguna Hills, CA

    ProsNice people and fixable hour.

    Conspay is ok, and could higher compare to living cost

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with a very diverse group of smart people.

    ConsOrganizational structure can be very limited for non engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHR policies toward advancement and compensation need to be less rigid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Secure workplace, pace is slow

    Technical Marketing Engineer (Former Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    Pros- great benefits.
    - respectful colleagues.
    - competitive compensation.
    - supports personal development.
    - IT very responsive and efficient.

    Cons- management personnel sometimes not qualified.
    - lots of politics when it comes to talking with development teams.
    - limited market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more rigorous about market requirements, replace the old development staff if necessary to implement those requirements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great team in Corporate Marketing

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsGreat people, nice location, beautiful campus, decent compensation

    Consjust that contract work ends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family Friendly

    Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    ProsWork / Life balance is great. The company culture is very relaxed and flexible. They value the freedom of the employee. Benefits are decent for a mid-size company with not so much growth.

    ConsIn Mentor, moving up the corporate ladder is difficult, not too many opportunities to grow/move to the management level. People tend to stay for long periods in the company, so the older folks who are managers remain so!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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