Mentor Graphics
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www.mentor.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

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Politics, Politics

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Wilsonville, OR

Prosgood 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.

Constons 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consider yourself lucky if you work here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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    Pros: People are friendly and cooperative. A great campus with on-site cafeteria, gym, basketball court,… Cons: Layoffs happen frequently and are usually handled poorly - everyone… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lots of challenges, a lot of great people but poor HR so I can not recommend

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics


    Pros: good work life balance encourages training internship program beautiful facilities individual offices - little… Cons: lack of employee advocacy through out HR team. All HR issues are left to managers and HR… Advice to Senior Management: Your employees do not feel that there is an internal resource to assist them when situations arise. HR should not… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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