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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, work life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Very well organized work environment (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Career growth ladder is minimal (in 22 reviews)

  • Career path is potentially limited (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Declining industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked there for a long time. Used to be a great place to work. Not so much anymore.

    Cons

    Declining industry and company. Sluggish company.


  2. "Engineering Manage"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was ok and provided flexible working hours

    Cons

    A lot of politics in management. If you aren't on the right side of this, growth opportunities are limited. Pushes the boundaries of ethics on hiring and release policies.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management seems more concerned about self-preservation than they are about the overall success of the company and it's employees.


  3. "They can take care of you, but..."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    They take good care of you. Personal offices are common. Campus facilities are good, and the management doesn't inflict unnecessary stress.

    Cons

    The culture doesn't take software engineering very seriously. Most engineers are domain experts rather than software experts, so there's a serious lack of software engineering skill, and it shows. On top of that, two teams in the same hallway might compete against each other for the same market space, and jealously guard their code. Expect to see a number of forked code bases that are run into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Take software engineering more seriously, and kill the destructive competition between people who should be working together.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not good Maternity leave benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Health plan benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not very good maternity leave benefits for new moms. When other companies in Oregon are setting new standards including Intel and Nike, Mentor continues to have just 6 weeks for paid maternity leave.

    Advice to Management

    Becoming a new parent is a huge undertaking, and for parents who are forced to take unpaid family leave, the situation becomes infinitely more challenging.

    Wish the management gave more importance to maternity leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great technical resources

    Cons

    Senior management targets are not aligned with those on the ground. No one makes their individual target from an AM standpoint and yet the division GM makes his?!?

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect


  7. "Good company"

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

    Pros

    Very good work. Good salary.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can point out. I am enjoying my work.


  8. "EDA Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Diversified areas, friendly environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Laid back, sense of urgency often missing

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas, fund risky ventures


  9. "AE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Good learning curve, nice people to work with if you choose the team

    Cons

    No Work/Life balance, stress-full atmosphere in sales


  10. "IC Design Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    This was the best company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons I could think of


  11. "Good place for stable working enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company, good remuneration package, pleasant working conditions

    Cons

    Limited progression available, very silo based teams



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