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Low pressure company, great work/life balance

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

1. work life balance
2. friendly people, good atmosphere
3. good benefits, decent salary

Cons

1. few opportunities to grow
2. political

Advice to ManagementAdvice

let people take risks and grow

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A retirement company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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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