Mentor Graphics

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Hard, high visibility work pays off if you make sure it does.

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Wilsonville, OR
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Wilsonville, OR

I have been working at Mentor Graphics

Pros

Amazing campus, family atmosphere, flexible work time, work/life balance. There is possibility for career advancement if you work hard for it and pay attention to your own career. Being professionally aggressive doesn't necessarily pay off here but you have to be ready to capitalize on available opportunities when they come up (which isn't often because people stay in their jobs for a very long time). Management in my organization is very accessible and I feel pretty open to employee idea contribution. As a parent, Mentor Graphics has been a really great place to work.

Cons

There are a large number of people settled in to their positions who don't seem to be interested in professional movement or innovation - sometimes that attitude weighs on those of us who want to excel. It seems impossible to fire anyone at Mentor. Please make sure you get paid what you are worth when you are hired, while it is possible to get decent raises and promotions once you are hired on it isn't easy (I've heard some coworkers complain they haven't had increases in years!).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you can, consider shaking the foundations a little bit and cutting loose some dead weight. There isn't anything wrong with a little professional competition, please try to bring in some new achievers!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience.

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    • 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

    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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  2.  

    Good company to work

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