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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • A great place to work, good work life balance (in 93 reviews)

  • Good work environment - not all the time (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly, smart co-workers, team driven, smart management

    Cons

    The acquisition by Siemen's is scaring off a lot of good people


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to have this much fun

  3. "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Flexi work hours.

    Cons

    No career growth, opinionated people leading teams, Uncertainty due to Siemens acquisition.


  4. "Great Company, look for fit with group and boss"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    An engineering company that cares about quality and looks to hire competent engineers that are also good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not all managers are created equal; not all teams are as happy as they should be. Look for team culture in addition to corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Use exit interviews to identify teams that have opportunity to improve leadership. Do leadership training when you promote someone to management, such as from development. Many also have great personalities and a knack for leadership... not all.


  5. "Will outsource your job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay, coworkers, work

    Cons

    lack of management, lays off longtime employees due to outsourcing in Lahore

    Advice to Management

    Respect and value your longtime employees; do not lay them off


  6. "Good working experience"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with talented colleagues, great compensations and benefits.

    Cons

    Long and slow process sometimes.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Company to work for, if you work in the right group"

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

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone has their own office (aside from the rotational engineers and corporate marketing engineers, which are entry level positions, maybe a few others). This is nice, but can be very isolating if your team isn't social or your work doesn't require you to interact. Some groups are more social than others, which of course can make a difference in the work atmosphere. People are nice overall though. The company events, bonuses, and benefits are great. Currently there is an unlimited FTO policy, but that translates to about 5 weeks off a year. This may change soon with the acquisition. Overall, this is a great laid-back company to work for.

    Cons

    Depending on the group, there can be a bit of micromanagement, and some managers are more strict than others. Some require a stricter "time in/time out" or tracking of FTO (even though it's currently unlimited) while others don't. You get more perks (ie: free food/drinks) at work depending on your group. Work from home frequency varies between group as well. There also is a separation between support engineers, engineers for various Mentor products, and the Calibre team (which is treated the best as far as I can tell).

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating classes within the company. Everyone should be given the same flexibility and perks.

  8. "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


  9. "Great Company ! Learned a Lot"

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

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Small Company ! Lots of interesting projects to learn from

    Cons

    Limited business growth opportunities possible


  10. "Good work culture"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Really good work culture. Easy to maintain a good work life balance. Managers understand work load and accordingly sets goals. Very friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Compensation offered is slightly less when compared to similar roles in the industry.


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