Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines
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Pros
  • Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time" (in 39 reviews)

  • Good work environment for hard working engineers (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • No much opportunities for career growth (in 13 reviews)

  • Career path is not well defined (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job culture, laid back and fun with many moral building activities.

    Cons

    In my department it seemed there was not a lot of room for advancement and always told that there was not much budget for training. Thus fell behind in some skills.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on promoting within and education.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Mentor Graphics - a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good. Company culture is relaxed.

    Cons

    Depends on how you look at this - no real room for upward movement in your career because people come to work at Mentor and never leave!!!

  3. good company to work for...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    excellent work, good work home balance

    Cons

    nothing much apart from distance

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  5. I am always doing my best to satisfy external customers and internal customers as well as myself.

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy flexible and Innovative working style in Mentor Graphics.

    Cons

    There are some communication issue when global cooperation and teamwork involved, due to the not so clear of the who shall be responsible for what.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to encourage your team members and do your utmost to take care of them.

  6. Worked in several groups on multiple projects.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Great people, employee oriented company.

    Cons

    Project management could be improved.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Love working for Mentor Graphics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Beautiful campus
    Good food at the cafeteria
    On-site gym and child-care
    Supportive team environment

    Cons

    Corporate communication could be better: management and staffing reorganizations are not always clearly discussed either before or after the fact.

  8. Fantastic place to work - I'd be back in a heartbeat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent independent working environment, corporate structure, management and peers.

    Cons

    Employee retention high; transition to FT role can be a challenge

  9. Summer internship

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Great work environment. Worked on real problem using Mentor Graphics software and the team was absolutely incredible. Definitely encouraged me to continue to pursue engineering

    Cons

    There is nothing I would not recommend about this experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  10. A very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People there are easy going and willing to help!

    Cons

    The restaurant should provide more food choices

  11. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Work/ Life balance is good

    Cons

    They do not turn temporary employees into permanent

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