Mentor Graphics

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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
283 Reviews
3.9
283 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    work culture is great and team members are highly talented.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Good work culture, and work-life balance

    Cons

    need more leadership training, and mentor-ship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok if you're looking to ride out the remaining days of you career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Work life balance, on-site amenities, people

    Cons

    Lack of formal leadership / management. Company tends to manage the financials vs. people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more resources towards training management on "mentor"ing employees. People are most often motivated by fear vs accolades

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mentor Graphics is the best managed organization I have ever worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The upper management has successfully grown the company in a big way, while creating a fun and very challenging environment. The demands are high but the rewards are just as high.

    Cons

    Such a dynamic environment can be stressful - things don't always go as planned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the culture. It is your greatest asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great environment but annoying management

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Interesting areas to work on and flexible working hours. They focus on the quality of work being delivered and creativity in solving problems. Generally they don't promote 9 to 5 culture and are very supportive. You get to work with brilliant people who appreciate hard work.

    Cons

    You will quite often find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with office politics and you'll be able to watch fights. Sometimes managers and/or seniors don't like each other so they bully the juniors to try to make the other manager's life hell. In my three years with the company, I've witnessed it all.

    In some parts, they have put in ridiculous number of layers of management. While few managers are really good, most of them hardly do the job they are supposed to do or they are not appropriate for the position they are in, which has knock on effects when it comes to dealing with the problems inherent with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize, compensate, and reward your hard workers and don't use the company policies as a framework to cover your incompetence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with a poor work quality

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff in Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff in Greater Noida (India)

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits.
    Nice culture.
    Good Food, Transport Facility.
    Work Life Balance is good.
    Nice and helpful people.

    Cons

    Poor Work Quality
    Not much development work .Software work mostly involves writing scripts to run regressions and debugging failures
    which involves a lot of electronics related stuff.
    Monotonous and boring work life.
    Exit options get limited to just EDA industry on prolonged stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The work atmosphere is great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides lot of opportunities to perform different jobs. Also the company has a great vacation package.

    Cons

    The promotions are hard to come and the san jose location is not the head quarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggresive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Slow pace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    highly flexible, work life balance is maintained.

    Cons

    Slow pace, no growth is observed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive appraoch needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in , nice people

    Cons

    Career ladder is neglected, EDA is not a big market

    Recommends
  10.  

    A satisfied intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance/Test Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance/Test Engineer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work timing, allowed to work on actual project the team is working, free lunches, stipend of 10K. The team doesn't seem to condescending of my lack of knowledge in many areas but still supports me and moreover I am allowed to work on the live and actual projects not some childish project!

    Cons

    The role is not explained in much detail in the beginning. It is considered the duty of the intern to find out all the necessary details.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit thrives in this company. If you have a good idea let it be known and reap the rewards.
    Beautiful headquarters campus, leading edge tools and systems. Excellent vacation/personal time benefits. Freedom to work at home several days per week.

    Cons

    The company has grown and as sales top $1 billion the perks are drying up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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