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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Perfect work life balance, and working in separate offices

    Cons

    Stagnant salary, especially after seven or more years


  2. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits and culture and work environment (many have real offices with doors). Free gym, employee social every month, unlimited time off. etc.

    Cons

    Now owned by Siemens, so no longer have any stock plans

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Corporate Marketing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, Exposure to new opportunities and supportive team

    Cons

    Nothing as far as I am concerned. Great place to work as new graduate


  4. "Challenging, but dated"

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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

    - Challenging problems to solve
    - At the cutting edge of electronics design
    - Flexible work hours
    - Positive work culture

    Cons

    - Sometimes older technologies
    - Established, older processes


  5. "Mediocrity Alert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you want an easy lifestyle, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Mediocrity flourishes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Laid back company mostly indifferent to poor performance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of smart folks scattered all across Mentor. Some products/product-lines (like Calibre) are performing well and it may make sense to work in those groups.

    Cons

    - The management is very poor and (mostly) indifferent to low performance.
    - A lot of employees behave a lot of entitlement!
    - A lot of poorly performing products


  7. "emulation engineer"

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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

    good work life balance , laid back approach

    Cons

    laid back approach on sales, not enough compensation

    Advice to Management

    need to be aggressive on sale targets

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, good benefits, professional resources and professional development; opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Lack of encouragement to maintain work/life balance by mid-level managers


  9. "Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    relax, good work environment,self developments

    Cons

    Management Difficulty, less organize, more knowledge expansion

    Advice to Management

    Care about the team


  10. Helpful (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


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