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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Career growth ladder is minimal (in 22 reviews)

  • Career path is potentially limited (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    great culture in the company

    Cons

    engineeing peers tend to be inward, thought that's common in many engineering environments.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus, and a great work environment. Lots of extras that aren't in the form of generous salary or benefits.

    Cons

    If you aren't working in the career you want to retire from, you shouldn't expect a lot of opportunity to move around.


  3. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work, wonderful people and campus outside Portland Metro area.

    Cons

    Internal growth and development a challenge in this environment.


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  5. "General"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company and culture that values employees. Nice perks on main campuses.

    Cons

    Sometimes a consistent corporate vision is not well communicated to and understood by all business units / product groups.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor's business is complex and challenging. Take time to understand it's unique capabilities that have driven value and build upon those.


  6. "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


  7. "general"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company overall but not every group

    Cons

    under staff. Need to grow certain division to be able to compete


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Nice team and good experience.

    Cons

    Lower career opportunities compare to other firms.


  9. "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
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    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.


  10. "Generally good and stable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Applications Developer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Web Applications Developer in Wilsonville, OR
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The team I am working for has a great deal of internal autonomy and hasn't been micromanaged (much) from above. It also has hired well and has not fired (or been forced to lay off) anyone recently.

    The Oregon campus is lovely and has lots of perks (cafe, gym, etc.)

    The company as a whole seems to value stability with steady growth rather than chasing the newest hot thing or quarterly trends.

    Cons

    The upcoming acquisition with Siemens leaves some doubt about my particular group's long-term viability. I think this applies to my group more than the company as a whole, so may not matter to people in different divisions.

    Sometimes, my group's direction can be unclear and not always clearly related to overall company focus.


  11. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales, Regional and Channel Sales Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Inside Sales, Regional and Channel Sales Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in class technology and brand name. Great work culture, employees matter and are awarded well. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Some middle management turnover, but this is to be expected in most companies this size.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within, so that layoffs do not really happen my at all. And continue to offer advancement opportunities.



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