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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate application engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance

    Cons

    Low percentage pay increase


  2. "Leadership needs more vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, nice work culture, company treats employees well compared to other peers

    Cons

    Executive Leadership could use some more vision and long-term planning. Focus is mainly on one area whereas the industry is moving to soup-to-nuts solutions.

  3. "Embedded Systems Division"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, especially health insurance and time off.

    Able to work with friendly people. Most folks you deal with in the company are smart and helpful, with only a smattering of grumpy ones.

    The company is very transparent, with frequent meetings where everything is laid bare.

    For my location, the pay was excellent.

    Cons

    This division of the company always struggled to be in the black, such that it was years and years of investment, then cutbacks, repeating the cycle. You have to assume you will eventually be laid off when working here.

    The workload became way too burdensome, and only got worse as layoffs occurred.


  4. "Staff software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Portland, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice campus and nice people.

    Cons

    Salary Not competitive. Work hard and be overlooked.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is Comparable to many big s/w companies; Excellet work-life balance and very good management; and talented coworkers.

    Cons

    No ESPP after Siemens aquisition, Salaries are not that great. Bonus is almost peanuts. No snacks, food etc. and no other benefits like gym etc.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Application engineer consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Unclear direction after Siemens acquisition. Slow career growth.

    Mentor Graphics Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback! We try our best to keep our employees updated with the recent merger through a our monthly e-merge newsletter. We apologize if there was information we could have... More


  7. "Lead engr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    enjoyed working here, good environment.

    Cons

    Slow growth prospects, limited benefits.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good business outlook

    Cons

    Post Siemens acquisition doubts make people leave

    Mentor Graphics Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback! We try our best to keep our employees updated with the recent merger through a our monthly e-merge newsletter. Our hope is to settle any uncertainty, if not eliminate it... More


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus and offices. Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Business SOP's are cumbersome and outdated and inefficient. Sales Department doesn't hold sales reps accountable for accuracy on sales documents. They leave it to someone else to clean up their documents to meet the company requirements.

    Mentor Graphics Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Recruiter

    We are sorry to read you did not have a pleasant experience during your time here. We are currently adding new additions to the Sales Department, in hopes this will alleviate the problems you... More


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Overall benefits can be better


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