Mentor Engineering Careers
We are Mentor Engineering, or as some like to call us, the "Idea Factory". We design, build, and implement wireless communication solutions for mobile workforces, and we've been doing this for over 20 years. Established and based in Calgary, Alberta, Mentor was founded by three electrical engineers who believed in seeking out equally talented individuals to power the company. They created an environment that promotes innovation in all departments, resulting in a team of loyal, committed professionals.
Get a Career, Not a Job
Mentor wants to invest in your future, not just your 9-5. At Mentor, we put a premium on attracting and retaining the brightest talent out there. New grads are often recruited straight from university and shaped as future project managers, lead developers, and engineering savants.
Since Mentor is not a monster-sized company, your talent has room to shine. You can work in areas that interest you and take on responsibilities right away. Mentor's employees manage million-dollar projects. We reward innovation with advancement opportunities and prefer to promote from within, so you can be assured that the managers here have done the same work as new employees. In fact, 85% of employees hired before 1998 are still working at Mentor.
We also like to reward your commitment with extra training. At Mentor, we want you to continually expand your knowledge base so we support extra training initiatives by paying 50% to 100% of course fees. Go ahead, get smarter.
Work Hard, Play Hard
Mentor understands the need for balancing work and life commitments. To that end, Mentor believes in flexibility and has no rigid guidelines for the work day.
While everyone at Mentor works hard, we also know how to have fun. Every winter the owners host an extended weekend at Fernie for all employees and their families. Skiing, snowboarding and dinner are all on the house.
Knowing how to have fun is an important quality we look for in every prospective Mentorian. We make sure everyone working here hones this skill by organizing various team-building events throughout the year, TGIF parties, Halloween celebrations, and a Christmas party that's actually fun.
Is the Corporate Suit not your style? Don't worry, it's not ours either. The dress code around Mentor is "business comfortable." Of course, if you want to wear a suit and tie, you can - but we won't make you.
Work With Really Smart People
Do you like tackling challenges and being part of a team that develops cutting-edge technology products and solutions? We sure do, and we are always looking for individuals who embrace innovation as much as our highly talented team members. Our name says it all: at Mentor, you work closely with exceptionally experienced and inspired people who believe in mentoring the upcoming generation of bright minds. You'll work with the latest developments in wireless technology and Microsoft platforms, including .NET 4.0, WPF and Silverlight.
Mentor Engineering is positioned in a rapidly expanding growth industry, which is a good thing for job security. Our employees get to apply their skills and influence how technology is used in various fleet-based industries worldwide. Innovation is key. If you thrive on boring, vanilla work, then Mentor Engineering isn't the place. But, if dynamic, challenge-filled and stimulating work is more your speed, talk to us.
Micromanaging Not Allowed
There are many different management styles in the corporate world. At Mentor, we encourage an open door policy, based on mutual respect, honesty and integrity.
Managers at Mentor Engineering are charged with being accountable for their team members. They work closely with their staff to promote excellence and develop employee potential so staff can realize their career goals. This is true for every department at Mentor Engineering.
Managers hold regular meetings with their teams to encourage an open exchange of ideas and gain feedback. All employees are expected to contribute in a meaningful way. The company has little in the way of internal politics, and eliminates the over-competitive need to jostle for position and corner offices (there aren't any).
The management at Mentor not only supports your career objectives, but looks out for you as an individual as well. Our managers make the effort to understand you as a person, and work with employees who struggle with outside commitments and family agendas. The company puts family first, and will find a way to help its employees reduce stress and strain of daily life.