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A good job, not a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

No 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 Management

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

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  1. Great place to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice campus

    Cons

    Lots of politics
    Weak collaboration across divisions

  2. From internship on, Mentor has been like a second home and a place to grow myself and my skills exponentially.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer

    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

    Co-workers are top-notch, Extremely approachable no-nonsense management who will go to bat for you.

    Cons

    Could be more serious about team-building activities, Overdose of meetings, .

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to weed out the increasingly inefficient. Much new talent has come in so try not to overlook those who may be more eager than those who have grown complacent. Keep the competitive edge and a fresh perspective.

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