Did you even wonder why Mentor Graphics license and support cost was so high? Have you even been to a Mentor Graphics office NOT in the high rent district?
Well in these hard times Mentor going one step farther.
Even though Mentor is having a hard time meeting their yearly numbers, in January 2009 , Mentor will spend thousands on a big party in San Antonio. In these times with Mentor's customers cutting costing and laying-off staff, one cannot believe Mentor going to show its customer how much they have been overcharged by have a big alcoholic sales party. How much does it cost be rent a hotel and fly people to SA from all over the world?
What about their conference calls and web options or is that just reserved for customers?
My company is trying to decide between getting a Mentor license and laying-off an engineer or doing without the license and keeping the engineer.
I am not mad at Mentor. I am mad at Mentor's decision to have a party instead to giving their loyal customers a break.
I wonder how much the cost of licenses could be reduced just by saving the cost of airfare to Texas.
Since Mentor is not immune to hard times (I was told they are not meeting the sales goals) why aren't they concerned about spending this money? Is Mentor's Execs so isolated they do not know this party will be bad for their image?