Mentor Graphics

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Good, but not as good as it was.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

Working environment (mainly offices, few cubes)
Corporate culture among long-serving individual contributor employees counters sometimes seeming indifference of senior management.
Wilsonville isn't in California. :-)
Vacation accrual went through some bumps, but is now back to where it was (2 days a month).

Cons

Move to Wilsonville and you may never be able to leave.
If you are not working for a big revenue product, get ready to live in the shadows.
Banked vacation maximum reserve is down to 10 days from 24. No more long breaks - take it or lose it.
Option grants have atrophied and MENT is not managed as a growth stock aimed at increasing shareholder value.
Do not count on a bonus.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan has been cut to a 6-month look-back (industry norm) rather than 2 years.
Layoffs are invariably stealthy and seemingly without warning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix sales and revenue recognition and quit buying companies only to see the revenue disappear in a cloud of large deals with low access rates and cannibalized product sales.
Carl Icahn might have a better perspective.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Pretty nice place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Very Flexible Work Style. Good benefits compared to Many Bay Area companies. Decent Salaries. The company has a friendly work culture and gives importance to personal time and space.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for moving up the ladder withing the company / division. There are not many managerial positions come along

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though it is difficult to create new managerial positions, it would be effective to find other ways to provide incentives / opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good start up career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    The location is very good. You can get decent income with low cost. Each divisions are independent. Working are very proactive and flexible.

    Cons

    Bad documents for old project.
    It is very difficult to build career path. Prepare to work in one position for long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employer and encourage them if it is possible. Then they will be more motivated for the working. Improve the documents, otherwise the new employer will face difficult.

    No opinion of CEO
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