ANSYS Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Ok

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at ANSYS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Good technology to work on. Nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    No support from HR and Managers. Low growth and salary. No need to say about immigration.

  2. flexible time

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    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time and friendly environment.

    Cons

    since ansys bought fluent, the culture is different

  3. ANSYS is a good company to work for, but perennially tight budgets constrain the creativity and power of its employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ANSYS has a compelling product vision, is highly profitable, and is a performance-driven company that rewards success. The work environment is generally positive, friendly, supportive.

    Cons

    Company does not adequately fund many initiatives. Management style is heavily "top down, command control". You're given the goals and objectives but not always the necessary authority or resources to achieve them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so reliant on acquisitions to grow the company's product line and capabilities. Fund more organic efforts.

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  5. Not bad~

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at ANSYS as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The working environment is not very tight~! Relax.

    Cons

    People here rarely talk to each other, even for those who are in the same group but not the same team.

    Advice to Management

    At least host company party twice a year.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent compensation for your frustration

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canonsburg, PA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, annual bonuses, some location flexibility, flexibility to move between teams. No pressure to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    Some software projects are poorly designed, resulting in high code churn and low morale. Many developers have gotten frustrated and left. Have a serious track record for buying out other companies rather than hiring employees and developing internally.

    Advice to Management

    Admit your failures. Put some faith in your own employees to get the job done rather than overspending on external investments.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great technology, antiquated processes

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solution set is world class and sales support is strong. Lots of niche competitors but no one can touch the breadth of capabilities ANSYS offers.

    Cons

    Licensing model is somehwhat outdated and poses challenges when trying to negotiate true enterprise deals. The company has a very conservative approach from when the business was much smaller. Internal approvals and order processing/booking are extremely inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers and become more flexible on terms.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Decent but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    Former Employee - Corporate HQ in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate HQ in Canonsburg, PA

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. interesting work, but no clear path forward

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer II
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer II

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Neutral

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology thats all I have to say

    Cons

    Too Sales driven not customer driven

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