Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Love working for Mentor Graphics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Beautiful campus
    Good food at the cafeteria
    On-site gym and child-care
    Supportive team environment

    Cons

    Corporate communication could be better: management and staffing reorganizations are not always clearly discussed either before or after the fact.

  2. Summer internship

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Great work environment. Worked on real problem using Mentor Graphics software and the team was absolutely incredible. Definitely encouraged me to continue to pursue engineering

    Cons

    There is nothing I would not recommend about this experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. A very good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People there are easy going and willing to help!

    Cons

    The restaurant should provide more food choices

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  5. Fantastic place to work - I'd be back in a heartbeat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent independent working environment, corporate structure, management and peers.

    Cons

    Employee retention high; transition to FT role can be a challenge

  6. Mentor Graphics is the best managed organization I have ever worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The upper management has successfully grown the company in a big way, while creating a fun and very challenging environment. The demands are high but the rewards are just as high.

    Cons

    Such a dynamic environment can be stressful - things don't always go as planned.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the culture. It is your greatest asset.

  7. Helpful (1)

    The work atmosphere is great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides lot of opportunities to perform different jobs. Also the company has a great vacation package.

    Cons

    The promotions are hard to come and the san jose location is not the head quarters.

    Advice to Management

    Be aggresive

  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit thrives in this company. If you have a good idea let it be known and reap the rewards.
    Beautiful headquarters campus, leading edge tools and systems. Excellent vacation/personal time benefits. Freedom to work at home several days per week.

    Cons

    The company has grown and as sales top $1 billion the perks are drying up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing !

  9. Fair and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The emphasis is on results, not 9 to 5, so if you can get you job done, you are afforded a lot of flexibility. Management is generally fair and allows you to find your own path to getting results. There is lots of space for creativity and defining your own goals. Compensation is good and perks like dining with customers or traveling to conferences are common.

    Cons

    The nature of the work is that you are an individual contributor, sometimes I miss being part of a larger team. Opportunities for promotion are few in the application engineering side of the organization, but if you don't want to be a manager, then that's not too much of a problem. Sometimes it can be quite political.

    Advice to Management

    Management focuses on building team spirit through group get-togethers and team activities. It would be good to add building strong technical teamwork to that. It is rewarding to work on a team where you feel that you and your colleagues can support each other to solve problems and provide value.

  10. A really great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people accomplishing significant breakthroughs with no politics; highly ethical. Provides an opportunity to work with customers and employees located all over the world. Clearly articulated company strategy along with frank and open communication. Great outdoor sports - skiing, cycling, fishing, etc.

    Cons

    Winters are long, cloudy and rainy (but it rarely snows). Not yet number one in its industry (but continues to gain).

    Advice to Management

    Like the way management and employees mix together and communicate openly.

  11. Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High tech, great benefits, brilliant people to work with

    Cons

    Changes within the sales organization, overall electronics market consolidating

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