Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
264 Reviews
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264 Reviews
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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time" (in 35 reviews)

  • Good work environment for hard working engineers (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Internal politics decide your career growth or lack of it (in 12 reviews)

  • Career path is not well defined (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Could not have been better !

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to grow and management appreciates you with great opportunities and appreciation

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with the company, just that EDA industry has its limitations in growth, Its not IT or cloud based type industry growth

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Mentor Graphics is an excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At Mentor Graphics one establishes great connections within the company between peers and management. People are approachable and there is a family like atmosphere. Many employees enjoy Mentor's culture and plan to stay with the company the duration of their work lives. Most employees truly enjoy their jobs and those they interface with on a daily basis. A can do attitude is normal operating practice. Employees have a real sense of pride working for Mentor it becomes a part of your identity. The benefits are excellent. At corporate and the Fremont site, exercise programs are available to employees. I truly enjoyed my time at Mentor and miss all those I worked with for many years.

    Cons

    No cons to list at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place I've worked.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and the culture is respectful of everyone in every capacity.

    Cons

    Minimal structure, career advancement. Limited travel.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with and the pride everyone took in their work. The company really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge was navigating all the process to get something done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on the employees but look to hire more innovative people.

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family style workplace

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    Current Employee - Flow QA Intern
    Current Employee - Flow QA Intern

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Almost everyone there is approachable and willing to help answer questions when needed. Great place to start out a career.

    Cons

    Deadlines were not always a priority and the top priority task would change multiple times per week. Resulting in a lot of wasted time changing back and forth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    By far and large, this is one of the best companies to work for in the Huntsville area.

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    Former Employee - Flow QA Intern  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Flow QA Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    This company had very flexible shifts, competitive salaries, and many perks that attract employees from all around the world.

    Cons

    It is very competitive to get a job with this company. Other than that, I have nothing to say against Mentor Graphics.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Quality of work, friendly management

    Cons

    Less pay, no life, no fun

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mentor Graphics provided me an excellent opportunity to develop my skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Mentor Graphics' open culture provides excellent opportunities for people to interact with and learn from senior management. Mentor Graphics takes a genuine interest in its employees and is supportive of people who have specific career goals. The company's managers are truly committed to their stated value: "win, ethically".

    Cons

    The Electronic Design Automation industry is mature and growing slowly which limits the rate at which Mentor Graphics' can grow. Mentor Graphics is not the place to go if you are looking for extremely rapid expansion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make changes.

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  10.  

    From internship on, Mentor has been like a second home and a place to grow myself and my skills exponentially.

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are top-notch, Extremely approachable no-nonsense management who will go to bat for you.

    Cons

    Could be more serious about team-building activities, Overdose of meetings, .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to weed out the increasingly inefficient. Much new talent has come in so try not to overlook those who may be more eager than those who have grown complacent. Keep the competitive edge and a fresh perspective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    large company with a small company feella

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family Like Atmosphere/ Very Welcoming

    Cons

    Very self directed easy to get off track with small work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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