Mentor Graphics

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Overall very good, but stay out of SDD

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO

I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The company as a whole provides very competitive salaries & benefits package, probably one of the best in the industry.

Cons

The Systems Design Division (SDD) based in Longmont, CO is a very toxic & unhealthy environment in which to work. The GM is very narcissistic & runs the division with a very military style iron fist (Vietnam vet). Consequently his direct reports (Product Line Directors) are becoming clones of him & really have next to zero personal management skills. If you don't just bend over & agree with the GM (Henry Potts) then you'll be history. No one is big enough to challenge him.
It's a very politically orientated work place, where PLD's are continually pitched against other. One day you are on the golden list, next day on the hit list.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some personal management skills. The people are the most valuable asset to this company/division.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Best Best Benefits - only if you are connected"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Benefits are very favorable than any other place I have worked

    Cons

    Need the best connections to get any favorable growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much good intention wasted due to politics

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice paid time off
    nice offices
    Friendly employees

    Cons

    Home office only cares about the main office. Atmosphere changed so drastically that employee morale was low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more concern about satellite offices and stripping hardworking people of their jobs

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