Mentor Graphics

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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
284 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours and great people

    Cons

    Top tier management team has been with the company for 20+years. Very conservative and changes are slow. There is very limited career opportunities and employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management team need ps to reach out to other companies in the industry to be In tune with the changing environment. Take a little more risk to take this great company to the next level. Focus on employee training and career planning to provide more opportunities for the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, forward looking company

    Cons

    Company appears to be limited by the slow growth of the EDA industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in opportunities in the adjacent markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, encouraging but the job is not for MS engineers

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    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    exciting training opportunities, good management, less work pressure and stress, lots of exposure to the company, young team, entry level job so not that difficult, suited more for fresh undergraduate students, growth opportunities within the company

    Cons

    more of a marketing job, no technical work at all, more of a telemarketer job, can be monotonous, need to meet daily phone call requirements, more people skills required than an average engineering job, no design work at all, takes 2 years to move out to a new position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Mentor 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".

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make changes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good job, not a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits (but with cuts every year), nice campus (at least HQ in Wilsonville), real offices (at HQ)

    Cons

    No growth or training opportunities whatsoever. Most people stay in their jobs "forever" and the only growth is through acquisition, so don't expect to climb the ladder. This creates an atmosphere where even the sharpest and brightest employee eventually becomes demotivated and useless. The most clueless HR organization I have ever experienced. Most engineering positions are slowly being transferred from the US and EU to offices in Pakistan, Egypt, Armenia, etc., which means that development teams are changing from being tight-nit to distributed. Virtually no new technology development (only through acquisitions). Be aware that the product groups are VERY independent. There is no such thing as a "Mentor culture". What's true in one group may not be the case in another, so if you plan on joining, make sure you get input from someone in that particular group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees an opportunity to stay sharp, develop new skills, and address new challenges. Be honest about long term off-shoring plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice campus

    Cons

    Lots of politics
    Weak collaboration across divisions

  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wish I had never left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Great campus, good leaders, challenging work

    Cons

    Pay was on the low side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work places

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    • 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

    Work/life balance is great
    Culture/values
    Cares about employees
    Nice headquarters with Gym, fields, green areas and lots of activities

    Cons

    Career path, not well defined, you hit a plateau after a while
    Benefits and compensation packages need to be reworked, and benefits tend to decrease with time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on creating career path opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to work for with Innovative product and great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great and very bright people
    Interesting product
    Decent benefits (but under pressure)
    Nice offices and good infrastructure and tools

    Cons

    Leadership is aging, very autocratic and concentrated with the President (who is also the CFO and COO)
    Company is relying on just a few products to be profitable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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