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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  1. "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


  2. "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    Business SOP's are cumbersome and outdated and inefficient.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.

  3. "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


  4. "SDE2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    campus environment and facilities is very good

    Cons

    salaries is not competitive compared with other EDA


  5. "Good employer"

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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

    Pros

    A very Employee friendly company

    Cons

    Wilsonville is too far for commute


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer - MAD in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Applications Engineer - MAD in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy transition into work life from grad school. Supportive colleagues and management. Flexible hours and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for lateral movement but this could change due to Siemens acquisition.


  7. "Great place to work for a new-grad or EDA industry veteran"

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    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great tech company to work for in the Portland area. People are nice, the campus is pretty (albeit guarded by territorial geese), cafeteria is pretty good, and a good range of travel/benefit perks. Pay is high relative to your colleagues in the design/engineering world and the work isn't overly stressful. There's a reason people stick around for 10/15/20+ years... I can't recall a single person getting burned out and leaving for greener pastures (looking at you, Intel).

    The tools spread over the entire electronic design portfolio... definitely a systems-approach as opposed to a narrow, IC-driven focus. Can't speak for other tool areas but the PCB group is definitely far ahead of their competitors technology-wise.

    For a new grad, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the industry, interact with some real-world designs & customers, and understand more about the hardware/software development cycle.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic like any large company. You'll often take work home with you. The TME / AE roles are not quite hands-on design & engineering... if you're looking for then this might not be the spot for you. Not sure if (or how) culture, tools, etc. will change as the Siemens takeover proceeds.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what made you successful. Invest in R&D, take care of your employees, and stay in tune with your customers. You've done a good job so far.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Petty, political and passive-aggressive."

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Gym and cafeteria on campus (at HQ). Good salary.

    Cons

    The most petulant and vindictive management team I have ever had the displeasure to work for. My immediate manager retaliated against me after I went to HR with other career interests within the company. She fabricated stories about me, and gave me a performance plan that included things such as "dressing more appropriately," and "temperament towards customers." Mind you, it was only a month prior to this performance plan that during a 1:1 my manager told me she continued to be impressed with me. How things changed when my actions were taken personally.


  9. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, stable outlook.

    Cons

    Stalled growth w.r.t. competitors, acquired


  10. "Great Work environment."

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    Current Employee - Associate Rotation Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Rotation Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    1. Gives attention if the employee is a fit to the company and vice-versa.
    2. Incredible work place.
    3. Great teams, innovative, quickly adapts to new trends.

    Cons

    There won't be much challenging work for a tech adventurer.

    Advice to Management

    Great hiring procedure!

    Mentor Graphics Response

    Mar 20, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback! It makes us happy to read reviews such as yours.


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