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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Review Highlights

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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    Great company to work for

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    Tokyo (Japan)

    ProsThis company rewards success. It is a sales company and moves at a fast pace - success is rewarded and failure is - well - not. This perspective is from the sales side of the business, not engineering (software creation)

    ConsCan be difficult if you are unable to drive sales. This is a perspective from the sales side of the business, not engineering (software creation)

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am happy with management.

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

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    The best place I've worked.

    Marketing Communications (Current Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsLots of responsibility and the culture is respectful of everyone in every capacity.

    ConsMinimal structure, career advancement. Limited travel.

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

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    Fantastic

    Network Engineer (Former Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsI loved the people I worked with and the pride everyone took in their work. The company really cares about their employees.

    ConsThe biggest challenge was navigating all the process to get something done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue your focus on the employees but look to hire more innovative people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family style workplace

    Flow QA Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsAlmost everyone there is approachable and willing to help answer questions when needed. Great place to start out a career.

    ConsDeadlines were not always a priority and the top priority task would change multiple times per week. Resulting in a lot of wasted time changing back and forth.

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

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    A good place to work

    Senior Application Engineer (Current Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsYou really work nearly independent and could drive you own projects

    ConsThe compensation plan is demotivating!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut a better compensation plan in place!

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

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    Technical Lead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQuality of work, friendly management

    ConsLess pay, no life, no fun

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    By far and large, this is one of the best companies to work for in the Huntsville area.

    Flow QA Intern (Former Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsThis company had very flexible shifts, competitive salaries, and many perks that attract employees from all around the world.

    ConsIt is very competitive to get a job with this company. Other than that, I have nothing to say against Mentor Graphics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mentor Graphics provided me an excellent opportunity to develop my skills.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMentor Graphics' open culture provides excellent opportunities for people to interact with and learn from senior management. Mentor Graphics takes a genuine interest in its employees and is supportive of people who have specific career goals. The company's managers are truly committed to their stated value: "win, ethically".

    ConsThe Electronic Design Automation industry is mature and growing slowly which limits the rate at which Mentor Graphics' can grow. Mentor Graphics is not the place to go if you are looking for extremely rapid expansion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to make changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    From internship on, Mentor has been like a second home and a place to grow myself and my skills exponentially.

    Software Quality Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are top-notch, Extremely approachable no-nonsense management who will go to bat for you.

    ConsCould be more serious about team-building activities, Overdose of meetings, .

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to weed out the increasingly inefficient. Much new talent has come in so try not to overlook those who may be more eager than those who have grown complacent. Keep the competitive edge and a fresh perspective.

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

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    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cairo (Egypt)

    ProsPerfect Environment, Very helpful management. Synergy among team members. Pay is good with option for stock sharing. Excellent Work/Life Balance with regular group members outings (20 people). And they just do not hire good tehnical people, they hire nice people as well. this is I think what sets Mentor apart.

    ConsNone that I can think of , this place is really a nice start up place. You are lucky enough to start there as career opportunities are really great.

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