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It's fun and pleasure to work in Mentor.
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAMarch 23, 2017
I enjoy my every day in Mentor, and it's a great company to work with. Usually people are very nice and you can make a lot friends there. The gymnastic is also good.
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outdoor volley ball
Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 15, 2017
Developed Software on Unix platform. Language: C, C++ and Mentor standard procedural interfaces. Responsible for reviewing documentation and interacting with customers. Experienced in development of large code.
Pros
outdoor volley ball
Cons
bad commute home
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Learned to Manage Complex Contracts
Fullfillment Associate (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORMarch 8, 2017
Worked on multi elemental deals with government and non government entities such as DoD and NASA on complex software and hardware negotiations and sales.
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Good Company
Current Employee (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORNovember 28, 2016
Great work life balance. Unpredictable future due to acquisition pending.

Good Perks, Onsite gym, nurse, massage, cafeteria, physical therapy.

Lower pay than industry standard.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Little growth potential
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Well positioned, strong EDA/CAD company.
Executive Director, Strategic Accounts (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 2, 2016
Very good company to work for. Well positioned. Locations worldwide. Software engineering company. Dynamic work environment. World class employees and customers.
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Terrible leadership at executive levels
Software engineer (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORSeptember 19, 2016
In the last 2 years things have changed dramatically for the bad.
The top management behave like they are ready to retire. Other executive are careless and letting hard working and successful sales people leave. This is reflected in the revenue decline of the company.
Cons
Culture is lost and politics is all management cares about.
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Great work/life balance with low growth potential
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAAugust 18, 2016
Mentor has a great work/life balance, average benefits compared to other companies and an average management team. The opportunity for growth however is very limited.
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Fabulous Culture
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORJuly 1, 2016
Mentor Graphics is a great place to work. The benefits are very good. The Flexible Time Off begins to build with your first paycheck.
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just soso
Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAJanuary 5, 2016
if you want, you can work at home.

not PTO, you have unlimited vocation, But I do't think any one could take unlimited vocation.

And the benefit is not so good.
Pros
work at home
Cons
unlimited vocation
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Amazing place to work for
On-Site Engineer (Current Employee) –  Folsom, CADecember 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.
Pros
Great work environment in an onsite support environment, great co-workers.
Cons
Away from head quarters, so a lot of team building events missed.
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Great place to work for.
Technical and Product Marketing Eng (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, OregonAugust 4, 2015
I had learned quite a bit at Mentor Graphics. It was a great place to work with competitive salary and benefits. There are tons of smart people working there from all over the world.
Pros
Good working environment. Very competitive in pay and benefit packages.
Cons
Depending on which product line you're working on, things may be different so my comments may not be as accurate through out the company.
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Good place to get started
Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJune 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.
Pros
Nice office space, good benefits
Cons
limited salary increases, understaffed, overworked
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Nice place for embedded system developers
Embedded Software Intern (Former Employee) –  Lahore, PPBMay 13, 2015
Mentor Graphics is a nice place for learning. Although some HR people discriminate among the employees but overall it's a nice place to groom one's technical skills related to embedded systems.
Pros
Technical knowledge enhancement
Cons
Poor work work/life balance
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Very solid company able to provide on the job training and fun challenges.
Field Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZApril 6, 2015
I began my employ with Mentor Graphic through a staffing agency and was soon hired by the company where I remained for 4 years - until the position was transferred out of state.
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An excellent and growing company
Technical Marketing Engineer / Product Management (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, OregonFebruary 5, 2015
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.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
No career pathing and HR is useless. Once you are in, that is your job until you find a new job yourself.
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Great Place to Work
Executive Adminstrative Assistant, Director of EMA (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORNovember 14, 2014
Mentor Graphics is a leader in the technology space and it was a wonderful place to launch my administrative professional skills.
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productive place to work with great team environment
sales (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MANovember 11, 2014
productive place to work with great team environment.

great work/life structure.
Pros
work hard play hard
Cons
none
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productivity, good working environment
Web Development Intern (Former Employee) –  CairoOctober 10, 2014
It was one of my greatest working experience
I worked for a department its duty to develop programs used by the employee themselves
Pros
Free tea
Cons
Bad barking
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Nice and Professional co-workers and Neat Campus
MBA Intern (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 24, 2014
Co-workers of Mentor Graphics are really nice and professional. It is a fantastic summer to have the chance to work with them. Working in such a neat campus is also a happy thing for me.
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Productive and Learner-friendly work environment
Chip Power Grid Extraction & Validation Intern (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAJuly 30, 2014
As an intern, a typical day is good and full of new things to learn from one of the brightest minds in the industry.
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