On-Site Engineer (Current Employee) – Folsom, CA – December 4, 2015
Working here as a contractor was an amazing experience. Unfortunately the company I was hired to provide excellent customer support for has decided that they no longer need 24/7 support. So on the one hand I was very successful in keeping up time high, but on the other, since up time is so high, no need for someone like me.
Great work environment in an onsite support environment, great co-workers.
Away from head quarters, so a lot of team building events missed.
Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Mobile, AL – June 11, 2015
It is a good place to work but very difficult to work on projects without being interrupted by changes. This is probably due to the fact that most of the time we were understaffed and management planning was very poor which in most cases lead to overworking without any recognition.
This is one of the premiere EDA companies and it has been growing. Earnings have exceeded the street for 3 years. It is best to work in the divisions that get all the upper management attention: Calibre and Verification and Emulation. Other divisions do not get as much field attention either. Career pathing is up to you, as HR is only there for management, not to help move assets around and to advance your career. Once you get into the company, raises are very small. If you work in Wilsonville (the head quarters) you will have a beautiful campus, nice cafe, gym, putting green. You can walk to downtown.
no career pathing and hr is useless. once you are in, that is your job until you find a new job yourself.
Business Systems Analyst/Web Intelligence Trainer (Current Employee) – Wilsonville OR – October 25, 2013
I am a single mother of two children. I never feel like my job is at risk because my family is need. Mentor Graphics does not seem to have a ceiling. If you want to learn and grow the sky is the limit.
Spent most days trying to find work to occupy my time. Both VP and Director quit company 18 months after my hiring. Headquarters decided to not back-fill their jobs, thus resulting in the elimination of my job as well.
Excellent place to gain experience while in school
Software Quality Engineer Intern - Installations (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – May 26, 2013
I am responsible for testing installations of the company's primary PCB Design software and have been working to automate that process along with reporting results as the installs come
-I've learned how to effectively install, configure, test and debug software and hardware issues on unix based systems as well as WindowsXP, 7 & 8. -I've learned scripting languages such as Shell, Perl and VB
Management are all approachable and will help out if they can, all around best management, anywhere I've worked.
no time-cards - just submit hours at the end of the week, hours are very flexible for life situations, decent to good pay rate