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Updated March 24, 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. "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.


  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethics, family first, benefits, culture.

    Cons

    I have no CONS regarding Mentor

    Advice to Management

    Relax a little bit


  3. "Great internship program"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Current Intern - Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food is always great :) They are also very understanding of student schedules and need for career growth. Most people are pretty chill, and the work environment is generally relaxed

    Cons

    They can sometimes put a lot of pressure on interns and leave little room for mistakes, so if you are inexperienced, don't make this your first job.

    Advice to Management

    I think adding some intern-specific professional development training would be great. I'm lucky to know how to communicate well to a boss, but not every intern is and they need it.


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Excellent Place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Great management team and opportunities

    Cons

    Some people have been here too long:(


  8. "Technical writer 4"

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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

    Flexible hours, great vacation time, and nice environment.

    Cons

    Moving from 5 weeks of vacation to unlimited vacation time has resulted in different standards being applied across organizations.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Huntsville, AL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great People to work with. Learning a lot.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this time.


  10. "Office where you can grow up not as an engineer."

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working area and team

    Cons

    I can't find anything for this section. It will be good to able provide sport benefits in gym.


  11. "Great environment"

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

    Pros

    friendly environment , technically challenging, work life balance is a plus and management is engaged with technical level engineers

    Cons

    not too many opportunities for growth , my department was kind of flat with very little chance to take a leadership role.



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