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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

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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    Great place to retire

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    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff, Advanced Research Technology in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff, Advanced Research Technology in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great place to work if you want an easy life. You dont have to work hard, your product does not have to succeed.
    They'll keep the project alive forever.

    They have a great lifestyle company.. DOnt work hard, you will get 1-5% raises each year, and 10% if you do show up.. BUt you will piss off the others, cause you will be considered a show off

    Cons

    Its boring work. They dont want to win. There is no equity play, since their stock has been absolutely flat and declining over the last 20 years.

    Besides calibre, they have no tehcnology leadership. Their PCB group is simply a gorilla by acquistion, but not via technology innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Start laying off the dead weight. MOve the stock SOMEWHERE..

  2. Mentor Graphics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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