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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Technical Writer"

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom to do my job, very supportive management, excellent benefits, very nice individual offices

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to work from home


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stable, siloed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generally good opportunities for work-life balance, with flexible schedule and good remote working tools. Not a lot of direction is given, which allows for a high degree of autonomy and personal control.

    Cons

    Organization is very siloed, making the onboarding process difficult as tenured employees have the tribal knowledge. High expectations for work product are sometime unrealistic and recognition can be hard to come by.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None really, good products and people


  6. Helpful (2)

    "I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work here, but unfortunately, this place is not a winner."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Interesting problems.

    Cons

    Run as a bunch of separate businesses. Many products are poor quality and way outdated, and engineers motivated to fix that often encounter heavy "don't fix what works" resistance from management. Of the several groups, there are only a select few which work on competitive products, and if you don't get in those right groups, you will run into heavy politics, and if you are the type who doesn't care for politics, your career will definitely pay the price.


  7. "Sales Technical Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good technology leader in EDA

    Cons

    Politics, divisional rivalry, review process can be better

  8. "Corporate Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mentor is a great place to work. Good people, professional yet collegiate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not many, but upper management may be killing the golden goose by wanting more profit from already high margin products. Seems to have lost sight that a long and smooth operation requires balance between customers, stockholders and employees-- lately it's been all about stockholders.

    Advice to Management

    Don't drive good employees away with constant cutbacks and "do more with less". At some point you will kill the culture that has brought you so much.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, good work, good very competent colleagues, good management

    Cons

    Career path not clear, no growth


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment.
    No Stress at work and steady place to work with great benefits.

    Cons

    No cons noticed, I am working here for 6 months


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