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Politics, Politics

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

Pros

good amount of vacation (although they reduced it)
nice facilities
everyone has an office
good benefits
pay is probably better than it should be for most people there
bonuses can be good, but the process of determining them is usually "gamed" and you never have a clue what is going to happen.

Cons

tons of office politics
middle managers abuse their power
difficult to move around within the company
underskilled workers who are full of themselves, and overly impressed by their own abilities

I worked at Mentor for quite a few years, but in the last few years, things suddenly got a lot worse. The amount of office politics is just staggering, and completely shut off the ability to get work done and create products. It was all about middle management and building their little castles, and who liked whom, and who got credit for what, and whose idea things were, blah blah blah. At the end, we had managers telling others not to talk to various people on the team, belittling, insulting, and cussing out people in meetings, completely throwing out the peer review process, and doing reviews based on what they alone "thought about the person" (i.e., whether the person brown-nosed enough) etc. It's just an absolute madhouse there, I've never encountered anything quite like it (thank goodness) in my professional life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You guys need to hold your middle management accountable and quash all the office politics. You'd be surprised how many people you have there whose only interest is in self-promotion, not the company.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consider yourself lucky if you work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

    Pros

    People are friendly and cooperative. A great campus with on-site cafeteria, gym, basketball court, library, and child care facility. Private offices for everyone, generous vacation time, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen frequently and are usually handled poorly - everyone finds out through the grapevine but management pretends nothing happened.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of challenges, a lot of great people but poor HR so I can not recommend

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wilsonville, OR

    Pros

    good work life balance
    encourages training
    internship program
    beautiful facilities
    individual offices - little or no cubicles
    fast paced enviornment
    diverse work enviornment
    good compensation

    Cons

    lack of employee advocacy through out HR team. All HR issues are left to managers and HR only called in for termination and documentation of disciplinary actions.
    constant changing of strategy within HR team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees do not feel that there is an internal resource to assist them when situations arise. HR should not simply protect the company but successful HR teams can also foster a secure and open door policy through out their divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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