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Embedded division dying

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mobile, AL

Prosgood pay for Mobile area

Constoo many to list. New GM is a hachet man, has run off most of the folks that built the division. Ones he brought in have left. Too late getting into Linux and Android, ignored the customer base that built the company, best people leaving in droves. Haven't hit sales quota in forever. Only Mentor's stupidity to keep pumping cash into this failed endeavor keeps the doors open. You'd find better morale in Hell.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange for the sake of change was stupid. I guess you know that now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First 15+ years were great but then Mentor "matured" and the business types took over.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros: The people I worked with cared and kept things going despite screwy decision making by CIO and division GMs Facilities were… Cons: You had to build your own niche. Career path was undefined. You were at the whim of managers a continent or more away who didn't know… Advice to Senior Management: A software company is nothing but the people. By firing the older people you destroy the corporate memory and expertise and reduce the effectiveness of… More

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    Experience will depend on division

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros: Opportunity for cutting edge R&D Good salaries Cons: Bad division = bad experience Poor career development Advice to Senior Management: Leadership across divisions should be consistent More

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