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Mentor Graphics Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Career growth ladder is minimal (in 22 reviews)

  • Sometimes the career path is not very clear (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "SW Technical Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Technical Lead in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Software Technical Lead in Wilsonville, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Perfect place for Hi-Tec eaters

    Cons

    When time goes, you will find a place for yourself.


  2. "Basic Recommendations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Best technical firm to work for

    Cons

    Vertical Growth is correlated to your technical performance


  3. "Good work life balance"

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    work gets monotonous, very less growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Management is good


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mentor Graphics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Company cares for its employees and comes up with market leading products in EDA world.
    People who are with this company are here for the long haul.

    Cons

    Being a technical company quite flat for engineers- shouldn't be a surprise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software for the Hardware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technical Product Trainer in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Product Trainer in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mentor Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many of Mentor products are Top Rated in the Electronic Design industry.

    Cons

    For the most part developers here need to have understanding in designing hardware. The company products cover two major areas Circuit Board design and Silicon test and mask verification. Down side in the PCB group is that it is primarily in maintenance. The Silicon products for the most part expect Phd researchers.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that anyone that has the time and face of a customer that they should have the training to address any Mentor product issue or short comings. Product trainers especially since the time they have is longer and often more diverse than any product marketing or application manager.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Support (now called Global Support and Services)"

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

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Company respects the tenure of their employees. Unlimited vacation policy provides opportunity for a great work/life balance. Our products seem mostly respected by customers, although one product line is considered the "darling" and everything else is treated as second-class (we get much more in bonuses than everyone else).

    Cons

    The company is Finance focused. The president is also the CFO, H/R exec came from finance, the leader of Support came from finance. At many meetings the focus is only on the numbers, never the people. I don't know many co-workers who are happy working here, but are stuck because they're too afraid to change.

    Advice to Management

    You need a serious culture change. Putting in place young, in-experienced senior leaders seems like desperate succession planning. Ask the employees what they think, you'll be very surprised, and will have an indication of the disaster you're headed for.


  8. "Glad to be here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off.
    Collaborative environment for getting work done.

    Cons

    Slightly below competition on medical benefits


  9. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great management team and close knit environment.

    Cons

    As a small company, there is not much room for growth for administrative staff.


  10. "exec Dir"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Wilsonville, OR
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee friendly, interesting challenges, work-life balance, stable company with wide customer base

    Cons

    EDA industry not adopting the latest technologies


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits. Solid company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mentor has a lot of employee perks.
    Nice on site amenities. Nice campus.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of career growth. Unless someone above you retires, there are just not a lot of promotions available. Employees here tend to stay for many years.

    Advice to Management

    The buildings could do with makeovers.



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