Dassault Systemes

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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
116 Reviews
3.3
116 Reviews
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Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good as well, but pay is not competitive for the industry (in 10 reviews)

  • s bonnes conditions de travail : bureaux flambants neufs, ordinateurs haut de gamme renouvell (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Cela cause une coupure entre la direction et les programmeurs (in 7 reviews)

  • aise et son style de gestion s'inspire de l'histoire de la monarchie (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but overly political environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and the technical people are fun and personable. Depending on the office, the social environment can be really nice (Woodland Hills, CA and Auburn Hills, MI stand out in particular). Also, the CEO is very inspiring - the vision the company is striving for is a strong motivating factor.

    Cons

    Despite the advantages, the environment is highly political - promotion is on the who-you-know basis rather than on competence or professionalism. Really good people are stuck for years is underpaid, undervalued positions with little possibility of moving up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    A strange and often wonderful company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    DS has an excellent benefits package and it is a company where you can manage Work/Life balance if you try. The company is absolutely loaded with incredibly talented employees who are inspired by the compelling vision being pursued by the top leadership of the company. IFWE can deliver most of what we promise we will make the world a better place.

    The company has a solid business model and excellent financial leadership enables it to pursue long range goals and endure through significant mistakes and poor economies.

    Employees have real opportunity at DS. It is rare to do the same job for more than a few years. You will not be bored here. The company is also pretty loyal and encourages people to move between roles to pursue new areas of interest within the company.

    DS is an international company and this opens up a lot of opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Although the vision of the company is extremely compelling, DS has missed every major technology shift of the last 20 years. The company is always playing catch up because it tries to compete at the wrong level. How could a company with great vision be so blind about it's place in the world of technology? Some examples (I swear all are true): DS once tried to "own the desktop". When CATIA ran on Mainframe and UNIX Workstations DS decided to build a better desktop experience than Microsoft. When browsers were born DS decided to develop a better browser. When social networking exploded DS decided it had to buy one of it's own. Now DS is late to cloud computing and online sales. I lay this issue squarely at the feet of the leader of the R&D team: Dominique Florack. Time after time he has been wrong and yet he still is in charge of the technical direction of the company.

    The company organization is too complex and this leads to confusion among employees and unhealthy internal competition among mid-level managers. It takes years to assimilate new acquisitions. DS' array of business systems are confusing, irrationally assembled, and mostly built internally.

    DS is a French company and there are real challenges to overcome if you don't understand French culture and "the DS Way".

    In my view the Pros outweigh the Cons, but you do have to be able to tolerate some frustration. A lot of very smart people are still here because they, like DS, have a long term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop adding layers to the management matrix. Instead kill some layers. We don't need Channels and Geos and Brands and Industries ALL carrying "Sales Targets" and all thinking that they own the strategy and engagement. Decide who's in charge and get on with it.

    Treat Management as the profession it is. Lower layers of Management in DS are very poor. It didn't matter when the company was small but you cannot retain the best people with very poor Managers.

    Understand real core competencies. Understand Google, Salesforce, Oracle, etc are not competitors. Really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people average processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Culture in the US is great.

    Cons

    Everything is pretty much dictated by France Execs. Process improvements are slow. Decisions are slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away unless you are related to someone here or are favored

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Some nice people but they are all leaving and moving on!!

    Cons

    mistreatment if not favored, detached management, fear based management styles, no growth, and hostile work place
    HR is useless and only care about events and favoritism. Management turns blind eye to people that do not work there but expect favors and are not that bright. Some people have been there too long and need to move on! No career growth at all...well, unless you are in deeep favor with someone there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your game and stop hiding under your favoritism umbrella!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad company with good Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Work culture, Other colleagues are nice with people working from long time.

    Cons

    Pay, lot of French style and no exposure. Need to train and spend money to nurture the talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train more and increase pay

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, job security, good work life balance...

    Cons

    Limited growth within the company, not so competitive compensation package.

  8.  

    It was a good experience

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

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes

    Pros

    Work in professional environment . It is totally IT company .

    Cons

    They usually don't offer full time position after internship.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Immature organization for a company this size.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Highly innovative company with great strategic vision and extremely talented people. Excellent product and technology.

    Cons

    Very immature sales organization that doesn't know how to recruit or retain top sales talent. Culturally insensitive and arrogant corporate culture that forces french talking points that do not translate internationally. Marketing and branding organization is a joke. Executive committee is petty, immature, arrogant and disconnected with the tactical realities of running a business this size.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, business outlook is positive they will continue to grow

    Cons

    Pay is not great, no promotions, communication with HQ is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Visionary, industry leading company, lots of brands with many different opportunities

    Cons

    Could improve communications and detailed vision to the rank and file

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate in more detail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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