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good place that could be more

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Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Mostly a solid company with good products, good benefits, support for the community.

Cons

Some arrogance toward the customer, and some arrogance toward other employees from the lead developers in successful groups. Very little coordination of products between divisions. Very little core skills in marketing. The "country club" rumors are somewhat true, in that some employees are allowed to "cruise", doing very little. A poor manager can screw over any employee.

Advice to Management

Coordinate the activities to get a better overall result. Promote an environment of respect for all employees. Empower HR to teach managers how to lead, motivate, review, and develop their employees.

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    Current Employee - Verification Consultant in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Consultant in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary. Good pay package

    Cons

    No growth oppurtunity. old school

    Advice to Management

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    People stick around at Mentor, good or bad

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Lots of good people in the company, but it will depend on the team. -Very flexible work environment. Culture is very relaxed and no one is counting the clock....you're just entrusted to get your job done.

    Cons

    -Not a lot of new blood which means not many new ideas. People stick around for a long time at Mentor....you need a balance of new folks with fresh thoughts and people that have been around while. -No career growth paths that I've seen anywhere. People get a job and there is no advancement. Can be very frustrating if you're ambitious. -Everything is silo'd into divisions with really no communication across divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for employees to explore career paths outside of their current role. Encourage collaboration between the different product lines and divisions. People want to create amazing/great products and sell them. There is talent in Mentor....enable it!


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