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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
252 Reviews

3.9
252 Reviews
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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time" (in 35 reviews)

  • Good work environment for hard working engineers (in 36 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience at Mentor So far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Good Work Culture and Employees are treated well.
    Motivated and Knowledgeable teams.
    Broad portfolio of products

    Cons

    Also because it's broad, at times the basic things are put down in priority list.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consulting engineer experience

    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Member of Consulting Staff in Warren, NJ

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good for entry level and mid level engineers
    Exposure to different tools and flows - useful experience for future jobs
    Salary was reasonable

    Cons

    The consulting division got affected quite a lot during the recession in early 2000s. I am not sure how it is doing now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    Pros

    A lot of very talented people work here

    Cons

    We do have a few people in management that should not be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best in Oregon

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    Pros

    As a large company in Oregon Mentor provides a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Quarterly Revenue targets can get in the way of strategic planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got a good thing going. Don't mess it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, great place to work.

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

    Pros

    Overall Mentor was a great place to work. I was fortunate to have a good work/life balance and appreciated the quality of the compensation and benefits programs. Not too many companies in Oregon can offer the campus environment either (baseball field, soccer field, outdoor volleyball court, indoor basketball court, weight room, locker rooms, cafeteria, etc.)

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there was limited career opportunity which forced me to look for employment opportunities elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good people, uncaring management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment , more words for classdoor

    Cons

    Like most companies nowadays, management treat employees like expendable supplies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place that could be more

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Mostly a solid company with good products, good benefits, support for the community.

    Cons

    Some arrogance toward the customer, and some arrogance toward other employees from the lead developers in successful groups.
    Very little coordination of products between divisions. Very little core skills in marketing.
    The "country club" rumors are somewhat true, in that some employees are allowed to "cruise", doing very little.
    A poor manager can screw over any employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate the activities to get a better overall result.
    Promote an environment of respect for all employees.
    Empower HR to teach managers how to lead, motivate, review, and develop their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    senior engineer

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    Current Employee - Verification Consultant  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Consultant in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Good salary. Good pay package

    Cons

    No growth oppurtunity. old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    People stick around at Mentor, good or bad

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR

    Pros

    -Lots of good people in the company, but it will depend on the team.
    -Very flexible work environment. Culture is very relaxed and no one is counting the clock....you're just entrusted to get your job done.

    Cons

    -Not a lot of new blood which means not many new ideas. People stick around for a long time at Mentor....you need a balance of new folks with fresh thoughts and people that have been around while.
    -No career growth paths that I've seen anywhere. People get a job and there is no advancement. Can be very frustrating if you're ambitious.
    -Everything is silo'd into divisions with really no communication across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for employees to explore career paths outside of their current role. Encourage collaboration between the different product lines and divisions. People want to create amazing/great products and sell them. There is talent in Mentor....enable it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employee friendly company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    great team to work with
    good work life balance

    Cons

    low career growth opportunities
    poor bonus plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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