Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Former employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefits. Generally, people stay a long time.

    Cons

    Is EDA going in the right direction?


  2. Good place to grow up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verification Consultant in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Verification Consultant in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good work life balance. Good management. Good environment to present your skills.

    Cons

    Long management hairarachy. Management with legacy Routine.


  3. Mentor Graphics Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good top level management. Layoffs are used as a last resort instead of their first resort.

    Cons

    At least our department was understaffed without enough developers to get the job done as effectively as I would have liked. The FTO policy is now on a basis of whatever the manager works out with his team members. I think that is ripe for abuse (though my manager did not cause any problems for me personally). Pay and incentive bonuses were quite good.

    Advice to Management

    Change back the FTO policy.


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  5. Ok job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Belgium, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Belgium, WI

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work and collaborate with. Interesting projects and products. Freedom to explore possibilities and alternative aspects in a proposed solution.

    Cons

    Seldom given recognition for delivering exceptional work. Often receive positive feedback from others managers than my own. Manager often unparpared for 1:1, and has little to no interest in projects I work on. 'Excels' rating by 360 report leads to little compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people who are making an impact.


  6. Helpful (1)

    overall very good

    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (More than a year)

    Pros

    freedom, friendly atmosphere and descent benefits. Traditional culture of the company has high level of integrity with good work-life balance.

    Cons

    company tolerates new acquired outside leaders to erode its culture and success formulae


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great people to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Mentor Graphics - a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!!!


  9. 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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. 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.



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