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Be Ware!! Mismanaged company

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Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

- Good work-life balance. Used to have 24 days of FTO which are now cut down to a maximum of 10 but still accrues at a rate of 24 days per year.

Cons

- Very political environment.
- Rare opportunities for career growth.
- Mismanaged company with clueless middle managers (most of those with a Director title).
- Same work every day for 5+ years is really boring!
- HR has almost no role in the company. You only see them during an interview and an exit interview and pretty much nothing in between!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is not one company but a collection of divisions with different work culture and practices under one big umbrella. I don't see any corporate culture that is common across divisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A retirement company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    good work life balance
    not too much pressure

    Cons

    no promotion opportunity
    nothing new, it is same pace and same work.
    average working culture.
    inaccurate performance review
    your boss is your god. no escape.
    Very minimal HR role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is low energy company. Even if one wants to do some thing new, he is not encouraged ( even though caliber ( biggest mentor product) came from such effort), No one puts pressure on you but at the same time no one ask question to under performer as well. If i call bonus as bogus, it is not inappropriate.

    This is not one company but group of difference divisions with different work culture and practices under one big umbrella.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    The benefits are great and there is a family atmosphere amongst peers which helps with communication and the learning process. The workers are also very intelligent and friendly.

    Cons

    The upper management is disconnected at manly levels. Therefore, there is a lack of direction. If this were resolved Mentor Graphics would be an excellent technology firm to work for, if it wasn't already.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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