Early Childhood Teacher (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – July 29, 2018
I learned a lot about how I wanted to be a teacher from my experience at Mentor Graphics CDC. I was inspired by the Reggio approach and appreciated the support for teachers to continue learning and stay current on the latest advances in understanding how children learn best.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 13, 2018
A typical day: Supported three departments: Software Support, Documentation & Engineering Recruited, trained and supervised receptionist Managed all incoming calls for software support Coordinated projects and managed schedules Provided complete meeting support including preparing materials and taking notes Maintained computer and physical filing systems Created reports and presentations
Mentor Graphics encouraged education and promotions. I was given the opportunity to write one of the documentation manuals for company CAD system. I was promoted to Software Support Associate.
My peers were educated, motivated and fun loving.
This company believes in employee emotional and physical health was the key to happy productive employees. They have yoga, and aerobic classes during the day and encourage time off fun and family.
Technical Intern (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – May 8, 2018
The job I got was not what was advertised. I was supposed to be a tech intern, but I almost only did technical writing. I was given no training or opportunities for growth, no co-workers, and only one technical project. My immediate boss knew nothing about the tech project I was given. The tech project I was given was much too difficult for an intern.
low salary, no guidance or career development, no training
Support (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – April 20, 2018
Very political, if you aren't working to stay in the good graces of management you're punished.
Many employees have never worked anywhere else, they don't realize how bad the culture is. Mentor Graphics pays extremely well, if they didn't I doubt anyone would want to work there!
A complete cultural change is needed, people are too set in their ways and unwilling to change. Management style is 30 years old, and when people are hired to bring in new ideas they're not listened to.
Technical Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – California – February 19, 2018
Overall, Mentor Graphics is an excellent company that cares for its employees. However, the division does matter. Due to the recent acquisition by Siemens, it is important to learn about the specific division for which you are applying as the culture and environment can vary widely between groups.
A software company with products used by the electronics high tech industry for design and manufacturing of their products. Award winning organization that has been operating since 1980, is profitable, and has a culture of collaboration.
SharePoint Developer (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – February 5, 2018
I was a contractor at mentor and I would have loved to score a full time position. There is a Gym, cafeteria and hairdresser on site along with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts and walking trails.
Support Manager (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – January 22, 2018
I miss this place terribly. Took a "left" turn in my career to try my hand at some other things and to grow my skillset. Lot's of great relationships formed at this place. Folks respect each other and work collaboratively.
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – January 2, 2018
Mentor is truly a gem. It is a joke within the company that someone has to retire in order for a job to open up. No one leaves, as the benefits, culture, and work/life balance are phenomenal. However, with that strength, can be found the only downside. Not too much room for advancement or transfer into other roles. It's simply too rare to find an open position within the company.
Benefits, work/life balance, cafeteria, culture
Goose droppings - you'll see what I mean, and lack of opportunity
Application Engineer (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – December 1, 2017
Starting working in the BoardStation PCB layout software test group, I was able to move into software release validation. From that position I was able to move into PCB application engineer position. supporting schematic capture/PCB layout and signal integrity tools.
Americas Channel Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Suwanee, GA – November 28, 2017
- Traveled 70% of time throughout both North and South America recruiting, training and supporting value added resellers. - I worked from my home and had little interaction with other employees. My direct manager lived in Germany. - It was a good corporate culture with good management. - Very difficult sales process as the software was very niche and expensive, in the 36K to 66k range per seat. - I enjoyed completely running my territory myself, but it became difficult when support was needed for internal cultural reasons.
Telecommunications Lead (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – November 20, 2017
My duties included: serving as corporate voicemail trainer; managing five switchboard operators; maintaining the corporate telephone directory and various databases; scheduling services, videoconference meeting rooms; coordinating the flow of information for over 1,000 nationwide accounts; analyzing and updating telecommunication policies and procedures.