ANSYS Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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ANSYS President, CEO, and Director Jim Cashman III
Jim Cashman III
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is given importance here (in 8 reviews)

  • good work culture, freindly employees (in 8 reviews)

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  • Upper management should send them for training (in 3 reviews)

  • A conscious need to interact and mentor young developers needs to exist (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good money, bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ANSYS full-time

    Pros

    The people were mostly good to work with and good at their jobs. The salary and bonuses were pretty good. Your personal machine was always top of the line.

    Cons

    There was a lot of empire building that went on that detracted from getting things done. A lot of the managers were in constant competition to get their tool/idea to be adopted at any cost. There were also some reasonably high up managers that were totally incompetent, but nobody was going to do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving your product and keeping your good employees happy instead of trying to pad your resume. Also, try to trim the dead weight.


  2. Good luck if you are not at HQ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance Respect employees Follow policy due to being a government contractor.

    Cons

    Not much love to branches Grow by acquisition. Not much training.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus with innovation. Invest in the employee.


  3. Helpful (2)

    OK company to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time

    Pros

    It is the company if you like to do engineering simulation software, such as mechanical design, fluid simulation, electronic simulation, etc.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in east coast, and kind of old-style and lack of incentives to motivate people like what companies in the silicon valley do.

    Advice to Management

    It is better to have a clear incentive plan to motivate employees, and also clear company organization hierarchy and title system to put right people at right place.


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  5. Ok

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    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.


  6. flexible time

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    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time and friendly environment.

    Cons

    since ansys bought fluent, the culture is different


  7. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  8. Not bad~

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    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great technology, antiquated processes

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Decent but not great

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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