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ANSYS Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
62 Reviews

3.7
62 Reviews
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ANSYS President, CEO, and Director Jim Cashman III
Jim Cashman III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is given importance here (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly and relaxing, yet not so laid back work culture (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of leadership in upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • With so many acquisitions, organic growth is slower than the potential (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer  in  Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

    Pros

    - Work with very bright people.
    - Develop cutting edge simulation software.
    - Decent pay.
    - Free soft drinks.

    Cons

    - A lot of bureaucracy to deal with in a fairly small company.
    - Very top-down management philosophy. New ideas are expected to flow from upper levels down, rarely from rank and file up.
    - IT department does not have a culture of customer satisfaction. Does not work well with development.
    - Corporate strategy is to grow through acquisition instead of by creating new products/ideas internally.
    - Not a lot of love and affection lavished on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe, just once in a while, loosen up on the purse strings and do something nice for the employees. Not just snacks and cookies in the lunch room, but a fancy dinner cruise or something. A free t-shirt or a mug once in a while. Something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative company with diverse employees, forward-thinking for gender and race.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate HQ  in  Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate HQ in Canonsburg, PA

    Pros

    People are the best reason for working at ANSYS. They are true professionals in all areas of the business. Every department can be counted upon to do their job, and cooperate fully when needed from another department.

    Cons

    There are a few fiefdoms in the corporate office. It can tend to be clique-ish; when you're in the right crowd, it's great. Not so much if you are in the outside, looking in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer stock options to all levels of employees, not just the senior management and the "stars". Give everyone a chance to shine and recognize them for that contribution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    interesting work, but no clear path forward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer II
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer II

    Pros

    interesting work, stay up to date with technology, friendly environment,

    Cons

    no clear career path, the link with management seems non-existent. can be stressful at sometimes. So much focus on quarterly targets which puts stress on staff, especially with huge push from sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to listen more to your employees and have clear career path to technical staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Exciting technology thats all I have to say

    Cons

    Too Sales driven not customer driven

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    ANSYS is a leader in Simulation. Working in an environment where products and customer applications and needs are evolving with the time is quite exciting!

    Cons

    There can be some pressure some time but this is part of the game and probably what keep us alive...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Friendly coworker, fair workload. stable company.

    Cons

    Totally depend on the developer to test his own code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more QA. Give employee more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Model design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hires International Students. Work culture is awesome.

    Cons

    Technical Written test was tough

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Satisfactions, varieties of projects, experienced colleague

    Cons

    Avg salaries, too many managers, stagnant career after some level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok to work here with reasonable salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE  in  Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - TSE in Lebanon, NH

    Pros

    Good to work and nice environment

    Cons

    Low Salary . . slower growth other issues..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. . .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    It was good both under professional and the work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA

    Pros

    Better employee relations, good managers to help you in Professional growth and good feedback. Better flexibility with timings and good work environment

    Cons

    Salary may be low according to market. Growth can be slow in your career. Work is not much in latest technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes to the pay structure and implement cutting technologies into the projects so that employees can have better scope

    No opinion of CEO

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