Mentor Graphics Reviews in Mobile, AL

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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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    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    The benefits are great and there is a family atmosphere amongst peers which helps with communication and the learning process. The workers are also very intelligent and friendly.

    Cons

    The upper management is disconnected at manly levels. Therefore, there is a lack of direction. If this were resolved Mentor Graphics would be an excellent technology firm to work for, if it wasn't already.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice paid time off
    nice offices
    Friendly employees

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more concern about satellite offices and stripping hardworking people of their jobs

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    Embedded division dying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    good pay for Mobile area

    Cons

    too many to list. New GM is a hachet man, has run off most of the folks that built the division. Ones he brought in have left. Too late getting into Linux and Android, ignored the customer base that built the company, best people leaving in droves. Haven't hit sales quota in forever. Only Mentor's stupidity to keep pumping cash into this failed endeavor keeps the doors open. You'd find better morale in Hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change for the sake of change was stupid. I guess you know that now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    OK, but not stable

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Little Stress in daily operations

    Cons

    Poor Compensation and No Job Security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No feedback to submit .... was laid off

    No opinion of CEO

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