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Good, encouraging but the job is not for MS engineers

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Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for less than a year

Pros

exciting training opportunities, good management, less work pressure and stress, lots of exposure to the company, young team, entry level job so not that difficult, suited more for fresh undergraduate students, growth opportunities within the company

Cons

more of a marketing job, no technical work at all, more of a telemarketer job, can be monotonous, need to meet daily phone call requirements, more people skills required than an average engineering job, no design work at all, takes 2 years to move out to a new position

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    Mentor Graphics provided me an excellent opportunity to develop my skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Mentor Graphics' open culture provides excellent opportunities for people to interact with and learn from senior management. Mentor Graphics takes a genuine interest in its employees and is supportive of people who have specific career goals. The company's managers are truly committed to their stated value: "win, ethically".

    Cons

    The Electronic Design Automation industry is mature and growing slowly which limits the rate at which Mentor Graphics' can grow. Mentor Graphics is not the place to go if you are looking for extremely rapid expansion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make changes.

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    A good job, not a career

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    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.

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    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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