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Mentor Graphics Fremont Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Fremont, CA

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  1. "Develop Global and Detail Routing for micro chips"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company, experienced teem members, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Actually, I did not see big downsides during my work in MGC


  2. "Work on improving the tool features and make sure the tool is robust and architect some of the new tool features"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good and ethical workforce. Transparent work environment and people value your opinion. Flexible time off is the best benefit mentor offers

    Cons

    Total compensation is not at all conpetitive. No RSU’s or quarterly bonus. Cant survive in the bay area with this compensation

    Advice to Management

    Make pay competitive to retain talented workforce

  3. "sales director"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent culture, open communication, strong leadership

    Cons

    career advancement is difficult, some uncertainty following Siemens acquisition


  4. "Good place in a niche industry"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Architect in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Architect in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to work on challenging problems. Good work atmosphere and management cares about employees unlike the biggest EDA provider. Overall very good place to work.

    Cons

    Overall behind other two big EDA providers so always trying to catch up. Would be good to be leader in multiple area rather than 1-2. But then it also provides opportunity to come up with new solutions that could leap-frog the leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Fund initiatives that can help Mentor be leader in additional areas as well. Competition has big pockets so don't be shy of long-term investment.


  5. "Office where you can grow up not as an engineer."

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working area and team

    Cons

    I can't find anything for this section. It will be good to able provide sport benefits in gym.


  6. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good work, good very competent colleagues, good management

    Cons

    Career path not clear, no growth


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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good skilled employees.
    Benefits are decent

    Cons

    No vacation policy anymore. So most people end up working long time with no vacation. Due to this many frustrated employee.
    Due to the revenue downgrades there are lot of politics and things are getting ugly.
    Not a happy work place that it used to be
    As many have mentioned, there is no career growth unless you are highly political. Mostly I will be a software engineer here forever.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get handle on the politics before it destroys the company. Build career paths for employees.

  8. "very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent working culture and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Less competitive physical design offering solution


  9. "AE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Good learning curve, nice people to work with if you choose the team

    Cons

    No Work/Life balance, stress-full atmosphere in sales


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Visibility for R&D, work-life balance, casual work environment

    Cons

    Not challenging environment, complacency can set in, more investment offshore

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees in US


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