Mentor Graphics

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Nice place to retire.

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

You get separate rooms, as opposed to cubicles. Very good culture and work environment. You are free to do experimentation. Transparent policies. Great time-off benefit. Good 401k match and ESPP locking. The hours are very flexible. As long as the schedule is met and all dependencies are resolved, you can work whenever you want. Mentor has distributed teams, so there are proper communication and defined goals as opposed to hidden or shady practices.

Cons

Very little or no growth opportunity. Lower pay package than industry standard. Poor performance of stock. Bad bonus structure. Very difficult to change groups, which may lead to monotonicity after a while.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide opportunity for employees to grow. Too flat organization structure is as bad as too hierarchical. Strike a balance. Move people around in different groups, so that overall productivity increases.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Mentor Graphics

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Satisfactory compensation and benefits package, laid-back work environment

    Cons

    Laid-back work environment, living in the shadows of the other two big EDA companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets be more aggressive in going after market share, an agile workforce would be the first place to start

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Mentor provides great benefits. The work environment is very casual. The oganization is spread across in many countries, so people are used to working from home, communicating virtually over the phone, email and/or web. Mentor is a Family friendly company. Unlike many other companies, Mentor gives a maximum of 24 days of Flexible Time off in the US. Senior management are open to talk to any of their employees. Many of the people have lunch with Wally Rhines (CEO) & Greg Hinckley (CFO) in the commons Wilsonville.

    Cons

    EDA industry is a stagnant industry; So you can see the affects of that in Mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for building a great company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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