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"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
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Other Employee Reviews for Mentor Graphics

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    "A good job, not a career"

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus more on creating career path opportunities

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