Mentor Graphics
3.6 of 5 241 reviews
www.mentor.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

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A good job, not a career

Technical Marketing Engineer (Current Employee)
Wilsonville, OR

ProsGood salary, good benefits (but with cuts every year), nice campus (at least HQ in Wilsonville), real offices (at HQ)

ConsNo growth or training opportunities whatsoever. Most people stay in their jobs "forever" and the only growth is through acquisition, so don't expect to climb the ladder. This creates an atmosphere where even the sharpest and brightest employee eventually becomes demotivated and useless. The most clueless HR organization I have ever experienced. Most engineering positions are slowly being transferred from the US and EU to offices in Pakistan, Egypt, Armenia, etc., which means that development teams are changing from being tight-nit to distributed. Virtually no new technology development (only through acquisitions). Be aware that the product groups are VERY independent. There is no such thing as a "Mentor culture". What's true in one group may not be the case in another, so if you plan on joining, make sure you get input from someone in that particular group.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees an opportunity to stay sharp, develop new skills, and address new challenges. Be honest about long term off-shoring plans.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Work/life balance is great Culture/values Cares about employees Nice headquarters with Gym, fields,… Cons: Career path, not well defined, you hit a plateau after a while Benefits and… Advice to Senior Management: Focus more on creating career path opportunities Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    From internship on, Mentor has been like a second home and a place to grow myself and my skills exponentially.

    Software Quality Engineer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Co-workers are top-notch, Extremely approachable no-nonsense management who will go… Cons: Could be more serious about team-building activities, Overdose of meetings,… Advice to Senior Management: Don't be afraid to weed out the increasingly inefficient. Much new talent has come in so try not to overlook… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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