Mentor Graphics

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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
277 Reviews
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277 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time" (in 39 reviews)

  • Good work environment for hard working engineers (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • No much opportunities for career growth (in 13 reviews)

  • Career path is not well defined (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fair and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A really great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    High tech, great benefits, brilliant people to work with

    Cons

    Changes within the sales organization, overall electronics market consolidating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mentor Graphics is an excellent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (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
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could not have been better !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place I've worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family style workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flow QA Intern
    Current Employee - Flow QA Intern

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics as an intern (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow QA Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Flow QA Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics as an intern (more than an 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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