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Overall it was a professionally rewarding experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR (US)

I worked at Mentor Graphics

Pros

Balance of work and family life culture

Cons

Headquarter in Oregon is not at the hub of high tech activities

Recommends
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    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    not micro-managed
    decent pay and benefits
    sr. management genuinely has employees interests in mind
    nice campus in Wilsonville; nice facility in San Jose

    Cons

    can be political (isn't that true everywhere?)
    company is not on a strong growth path. Employee growth suffers as a result. Stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take risks, move into new markets, grow the company. How can you fit into the "new economy"?
    consider better stock options and incentive plans for non-sales employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you're below management level, be prepared to have no control

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Marlborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Marlborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Mentor Graphics

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Decent wage
    There is really nothing else that can be considered a "Pro" to working for this organization.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor communication
    Too political
    Frequent layoffs, no notification
    Unless you're in corporate, no benefits to working there
    Too bureaucratic to be functional
    Disparate systems, logins and PW to get into about 15 different sites
    Unqualified IT
    Top-heavy
    Healthcare is awful
    Travel policy
    Everyone at corporate has an office but in the field you have to meet certain qualifications
    Self-admitted old-boy network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your GMs and Middle Management. Too political to get things done. Especially SDD, EMA and Webops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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