Mentor Graphics – Why Work For Us?


Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation software. We enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.



Technology Solutions

Mentor Graphics has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.



  • Design to Silicon
  • Functional Verification
  • Integrated PCB-FPGA Systems Design
  • Electronic System Level (ESL) Design
  • Automotive EE Design Solutions
  • Embedded Software
  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Consulting, Services and Support





The fact that every employee at Mentor has their own story to tell is important in defining who we are. Ours is a culture completely devoted to respecting this diversity and dedicated to using our employees' unique talents to their full potential.

We're results-oriented. Because this is a fast-paced industry, we challenge our employees to set goals, accept responsibility and solve problems. And we reward people for taking on these challenges.



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We're also human. MGC maintains a close-knit, roll-up-your-sleeves atmosphere, with programs that encourage our employees to keep learning, take care of themselves and their families, enjoy a bit of the good life, and be actively involved in the communities where we live and work.


At Mentor Graphics, our software products are on the cutting edge, and our Benefits programs are, too. Of course we have great health and income protection plans. It's our innovative approach to employee stock purchase, our adoption benefit, and many other programs that really set us apart.

Mentor benefit programs vary with the locations where Mentor people work so they’re competitive with local markets and compliant with local legislation. All are aimed at providing security and making it easier to enjoy your work and life.

Here are a few examples:


Adoption Benefit Program

Designed to help offset the costs of adopting a child, the program reimburses 100% of all eligible legal, medical, and agency fees related to the adoption, up to $5,000.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Available in 16 countries, the plan offers the opportunity to purchase Mentor Graphics shares at a 15% discount.


Flexible Time Off (FTO)

In addition to the paid holidays for your work location, you’ll receive 24 days of paid time off to use at your discretion, beginning with the first year of employment. Employees accrue two days of paid time off per month until their accrual reaches 80 hours, encouraging employees to take much needed time off throughout the year.


Pre-paid Legal Program

You, your spouse or domestic partner, and your eligible dependents can elect to receive a wide range of legal services from experienced attorneys at a low semimonthly rate.



Historically, Mentor Graphics has had a strong corporate commitment to the community. We provide our employees with a variety of avenues for community involvement.


School to Work Activities

Continually striving to be an excellent corporate citizen, Mentor Graphics has a strong link with the public education system. As a technology company, we value public education believing that the success of Mentor Graphics and the education community are linked. Our employees have opportunities to be involved in School To Work activities such as:

  • Career Fairs
  • Job Shadows
  • Informational Interviews
  • Take our Children to Work Day
  • Junior Achievement
  • Saturday Academy
  • National Engineers Week



Mentor Graphics Foundation

Mentor Graphics donates one percent of its yearly profits to the Mentor Graphics Foundation. The Foundation was established to ensure the communities within which we live and work gain from our presence. The Mentor Graphics Foundation has two programs to support the development of quality education programs for our U.S. employees and their families.

K-12 Volunteer Grant Program

This program is designed to support our employees' involvement in School to Work activities and K-12 education. For the first 100 hours MGC employees spend volunteering in a school, the Foundation will grant the school $500. Every additional 20 hours earns another $100.


Matching Gift Program

The Foundation will match employee donations up to $500 per year to both K-12 Schools and Universities/Colleges.


Higher Education



Mentor Graphics strives to develop long term relationships with engineering colleges and universities around the world because we believe the success of the electronics industry is dependent upon highly skilled engineers. 




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    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.

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    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in July 2014.

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    I was called for an interview for marketing business analyst though. Firstly, they changed the job description and the coordinator sent me a JD which I hadn't even applied for! I reached back to them on this and it was corrected. The interview was very short- They were looking for an IT based skill set which was not described in the JD and was a clear mismatch. Overall a very very unplanned, unorganized disappointing process.

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Additional Info

Website www.mentor.com
Headquarters Wilsonville, OR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Public (MENT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation software. We enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

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