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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 249 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines

Wally Rhines

(171 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time"(in 35 reviews)

  • Good work environment for hard working engineers(in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Internal politics decide your career growth or lack of it(in 12 reviews)

  • Career path is not well defined(in 10 reviews)

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    large company with a small company feella

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily Like Atmosphere/ Very Welcoming

    ConsVery self directed easy to get off track with small work load

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    Prosa good place for work-life balance.

    Consit is constrained by EDA market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible and friendly working environment

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, friendly, and best for work/life balance

    ConsPromote point-tool instead of the whole design flow

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the whole design flow instead of point-tool

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall very good, but stay out of SDD

    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Longmont, CO

    ProsThe company as a whole provides very competitive salaries & benefits package, probably one of the best in the industry.

    ConsThe Systems Design Division (SDD) based in Longmont, CO is a very toxic & unhealthy environment in which to work. The GM is very narcissistic & runs the division with a very military style iron fist (Vietnam vet). Consequently his direct reports (Product Line Directors) are becoming clones of him & really have next to zero personal management skills. If you don't just bend over & agree with the GM (Henry Potts) then you'll be history. No one is big enough to challenge him.
    It's a very politically orientated work place, where PLD's are continually pitched against other. One day you are on the golden list, next day on the hit list.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some personal management skills. The people are the most valuable asset to this company/division.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Best Benefits - only if you are connected"

    Senior Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsEmployee Benefits are very favorable than any other place I have worked

    ConsNeed the best connections to get any favorable growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much good intention wasted due to politics

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mobile, AL

    ProsNice paid time off
    nice offices
    Friendly employees

    ConsHome office only cares about the main office. Atmosphere changed so drastically that employee morale was low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more concern about satellite offices and stripping hardworking people of their jobs

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    Company cares about employees.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Wilsonville, OR

    ProsFriendly work environment, a lot of opportunity to learn new skills, perks: gym and rec center, healthy subsidized lunches, a lot of green areas. A sense of community within Mentor Graphics is apparent.

    ConsNeeds more opportunity to incorporate new grads into their workforce. Seems like the majority of people who work there are older, unlike some other tech companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mentor Graphics is the #12 employee-friendly company to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployee-friendly, nice colleagues, management care

    ConsSlow growth prospects for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wilsonville, OR

    ProsVerty family oriented, teamwork is part of the culture, very laid back and fun. Non stressful in a productive environment. They keep their employees happy. That's why people don't leave. It's very hard to find these days.

    ConsReally stinks to look up from my desk out onto the green, tree filled beautifl campus. Could I get a cubicle please. :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's been a great place to work

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Wilsonville, OR

    ProsPrivate Offices (in Wilsonville)
    Good bonus plan and ESPP

    ConsVacation caps at 80 hours. You can earn 24 days per year if you routinely use it but you can only accrue two weeks at a time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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