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Great learning experience.

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

Learn a lot from the job since they hire very smart employees. Every employee gets his own room with pretty powerful workstation. 24 vacation days per year is fabulous. Work life balance is excellent.

Cons

There is a lot of bad legacy code in the project i worked in which crippled development of new features.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate important information to employees more proactively.
Need better co-operation between different groups.

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    Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    15 days flexible day off.
    Easy to get help from other project divisions or groups if needed.
    Work culture is generally good as many of the offices and R&D centers are in Various countries like, USA, France, India , UK and Egypt and generally easy to communicate and get replies from remote sites.

    Cons

    Difficult to get raise or promotion or move to the next level.
    Benefits package is not that great.
    Management does not stick to their decisions sometimes.
    Company is top heavy and too many account managers, project managers , managers for small accounts.
    Many managers work remotely and not accessible in person.
    Managers /AE's waste too much money in travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down too many managers.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Some senior management executives are incompetent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    1) 24 days of free time off per year for everyone.
    2) Good work life balance.
    3) Most people get a company laptop (new or used depending on job function).
    4) Good coffee/espresso machines in Fremont office; free fresh milk included.
    5) See Con #1 below; it can be a pro depending on what type of person you are or group you belong to.

    Cons

    1) Some overlaps in customer facing positions, resulting in redundancy. A few people do the work, and others who do not contribute (or contribute very little) can take the credit, too, because each is reporting to different bosses (in different offices). Wasteful resources; create low morality for people who do the work.
    2) Fremont office smells bad due to its close proximity to an old dumpster site.
    3) Some politicking in non-R&D job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much power and politics in sales/field organization, because there are many people with little to do. Invest more in R&D instead. For the benefit of the company, get rid of your friends who are incompetent; they are bringing more of their incompetent friends! These are some reasons why the company isn't as lean and efficient as it can be.

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