Mentor Graphics Employee Reviews about "career growth"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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  • "Great work life balance depending on the team(in 178 reviews)

  • "Great, work environment for the employee(in 132 reviews)

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  • "Not much career growth or knowledge addition as you stick with one product(in 30 reviews)

  • "career path sometimes an issue, you can get stuck in(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balance

      Dec 6, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Great work life balance depending on the team.

      Cons

      *Not much career growth or knowledge addition as you stick with one product.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Stable company to work for

      Sep 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent benefits; good work-life balance. If driven - opportunity to do good work

      Cons

      Pretty flat for career growth

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      Mentor Graphics Response

      Recruiter

      Thank you for the review! Please reach out to your HR representative in regards to your career growth. We have lots of opportunities and would love to find something that helps your development.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      People stick around at Mentor, good or bad

      Nov 13, 2012 - Product Marketing Manager in Wilsonville, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Lots of good people in the company, but it will depend on the team. -Very flexible work environment. Culture is very relaxed and no one is counting the clock....you're just entrusted to get your job done.

      Cons

      -Not a lot of new blood which means not many new ideas. People stick around for a long time at Mentor....you need a balance of new folks with fresh thoughts and people that have been around while. -No career growth paths that I've seen anywhere. People get a job and there is no advancement. Can be very frustrating if you're ambitious. -Everything is silo'd into divisions with really no communication across divisions.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Be Ware!! Mismanaged company

      Aug 25, 2011 - Technical Marketing Engineer in Fremont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good work-life balance. Used to have 24 days of FTO which are now cut down to a maximum of 10 but still accrues at a rate of 24 days per year.

      Cons

      - Very political environment. - Rare opportunities for career growth. - Mismanaged company with clueless middle managers (most of those with a Director title). - Same work every day for 5+ years is really boring! - HR has almost no role in the company. You only see them during an interview and an exit interview and pretty much nothing in between!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Software Engineer

      Aug 2, 2016 - Engineer in Fremont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good skilled employees. Benefits are decent

      Cons

      No vacation policy anymore. So most people end up working long time with no vacation. Due to this many frustrated employee. Due to the revenue downgrades there are lot of politics and things are getting ugly. Not a happy work place that it used to be As many have mentioned, there is no career growth unless you are highly political. Mostly I will be a software engineer here forever.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Application engineer consultant

      Jun 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment and good work life balance.

      Cons

      Unclear direction after Siemens acquisition. Slow career growth.

      2 people found this review helpful

      Mentor Graphics Response

      Recruiter

      Thank you for the feedback! We try our best to keep our employees updated with the recent merger through a our monthly e-merge newsletter. We apologize if there was information we could have communicated better. Employee satisfaction is a large priority for us.

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Weird organization with a bunch of good old boys' clubs

      Jul 30, 2012 - Technical Marketing Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - offices (rather than cubes) - the work environment is not at all stressful. - Decent benefits (although it is likely better in other tech companies)

      Cons

      -no career growth path - salaries are stagnant and bonuses non-existent - diminishing benefits (such as time off has been slashed to 2 weeks accrual NOT 24 days as advertised). - No encouragement for fresh ideas

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Review of working 2 years at Mentor Graphics

      Aug 17, 2009 - Software QA Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) Leader in the industry, so opportunity to work in leading edge technologies. 2) Relatively flat organization structure. 3) Individual offices for all employees.

      Cons

      1) Very hectic software release cycles. 2) Career growth opportunities seem to be few and far between. 3) Less visibility for and little acknowledgement of work done.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good benefits. Solid company.

      Dec 5, 2015 -  in Wilsonville, OR
      Recommend
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      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.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work

      Mar 31, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Nice team work of talented engineers. - Keen on employees' interests and work/life balance "most of the time".

      Cons

      - Some of the higher management levels are really not competent enough. - No clear way to career growth.

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