ANSYS

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ANSYS Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
73 Reviews
3.6
73 Reviews
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ANSYS President, CEO, and Director Jim Cashman III
Jim Cashman III
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is given importance here (in 8 reviews)

  • Friendly and relaxing, yet not so laid back work culture (in 8 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    Good company overall

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    Former Employee - Coop in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Coop in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a coop for almost 8 months. The atmosphere of the place was amazing, the majority of the people I met were amazing and knew what they were doing. I got more out of those 8 months than I ever thought I would.

    Cons

    From what I have gathered the company doesn't really seem to know where it is going. A lot of things keep getting restructured, and they're are definitely people that I have met or talked to that didn't know what they were doing, or didn't seem to do much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, lots of fun

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Canonsburg, PA

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    worked as a co-op and was given as much opportunity as I wanted. I was able to take on more difficult projects as I proved my capability in doing so.

    Cons

    It was not always clear what the end goal for some of my projects was, but I guess that comes with the territory of R&D

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to customers and become more flexible on terms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expect no growth and zero appreciation!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. The NH office location sucks, they pay low wages (lesser than other companies in the region), guys in HQ office think they're the bosses although everyone works equally hard in the team.

    Cons

    Everything. Low wages in NH, zero growth, zero appreciation, internal politics... You name it! This company will have it. There is a new clown in HQ trying to shuffle people which is wreaking havoc with how the company functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People expect growth. If one group promotes members in 6 months and another group thinks people will be motivated to work as hard for 6 years to be promoted.. You know something is wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    So far I havent got assignments but im excited

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Delaware, OH

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and its a lot of opportunties

    Cons

    Right now I haven't had a assignment to determine that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Smart friendly people

    Former Employee - Coop Software Testing
    Former Employee - Coop Software Testing

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern

    Pros

    Smart friendly people. I was just an intern but it seems like Ansys is ran well. The software products they make are interesting and useful.

    Cons

    The buildings climate might have been too dry, maybe it was just winter. No cons

  8.  

    Writing automatic scripts to deploy testing on vertuel machines, in this way, we can know if there are bugs for software

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The good salary for living in Pittsburgh and living spend is low.

    Cons

    Weekly meeting, you should have something to report.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    World-class technology, uninspired leadership...

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology and applications are very diverse and interesting, which makes the learning never-ending. And there are many very smart people to enjoy working with.

    Cons

    The culture is dominated by individuals protecting themselves, rather than a sense of team and working towards a common goal. This emanates from the top down, and the motivation tactic is fear rather than reward. The company is very bureaucratic and ultra conservative for a high-tech "growth" software company. Inspiration is lacking with higher levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy to make menial tasks easier to accomplish. Ditch the "one-size fits all" approach to business and do deeper analysis for each market you serve. Most importantly, improve the morale and culture by addressing the individualistic mentality and leadership-through-fear problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 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
  11.  

    Very good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture, market dominance, brilliant staff, attentive and helpful management, generous compensation.

    Cons

    Training program is willy-nilly. CRM is temperamental.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Toss more dollars into designing a training program that is repeatable. Invest in a new CRM. An automated system of pairing up salespeople with applications engineers would streamline the appointment process. Other than that I really love the way that this company has grown and hope things continue on the current path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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