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A good job, not a career

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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 for more than 3 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Great work places

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    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, green areas and lots of activities

    Cons

    Career path, not well defined, you hit a plateau after a while
    Benefits and compensation packages need to be reworked, and benefits tend to decrease with time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on creating career path opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice campus

    Cons

    Lots of politics
    Weak collaboration across divisions

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