Mentor Graphics
3.6 of 5 241 reviews
www.mentor.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.6 241 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines

Wally Rhines

(166 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time""
    in 34 reviews
  • "Good work environment for hard working engineers"
    in 35 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok benefits and work in a company going nowhere

    Technical Marketing (Current Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsFairly good benefits and salary and working conditions.

    ConsThe whole industry is going nowhere. Upper management more interested in protecting themselves than making the hard choices they're paid for. They talk a good game, but the results of the business tell a different story. No opportunities to advance and little opportunity to even move around in the company to keep things fresh.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWally and Greg know that they should merge the company with Cadence or Synopsys, they just don't want to lose their jobs so they don't. Wally's been CEO for 20 years with nothing really to show for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally a good company, not particularly a market leader

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood benefits, family friendly company

    ConsPolitical, not a market leader in most product areas

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out where Mentor can be excellent, and go for it rather than being #3 in multiple markets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    ProsNice environment to work in. People are generally very friendly
    Strong skill set across multiple disciplines
    Competitive salaries
    Technology leaders in multiple areas

    ConsIt is a very flat organization and therefore advancement is rather difficult.
    Plays in a industry with limited growth and so the companies growth although somewhat better than the industry as a whole is still rather limited.

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

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