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Great Company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

Amazing collection of technically advanced people, most are engineers.

Cons

Not a lot of emphasis on marketing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work!

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    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    I've been working for Mentor Graphics for many years now. Smart coworkers, great environment, great opportunities for career advancement, great vacation - 24 working days! Overall, a great place to be.

    Cons

    Compensation package is not on par with other companies in the same industry. Stock options are deplorable, bonus is minimal, base salary lags behind other companies', incompentence is tolerated more than I'd like it to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is driving the company in the right direction

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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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