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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. 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


  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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