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
31 Ratings

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.  

    EBU Intern

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    Current Employee - EBU Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - EBU Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Famous in mechanical engineering, the leading company doing the mechanical finite element analysis stuff.

    Cons

    Located in pittsburgh.
    The work content is testing existing programs instead of writing new programs on your own.

    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of learning opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ANSYS

    Pros

    If you're starting out new in your career, the diversity of technology areas to learn should make it very interesting. People are approachable and friendly

    Cons

    With so many acquisitions, organic growth is slower than the potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep executing on strategy

  3.  

    ANSYS is a good and stable company .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good work- life balance
    Nice environment
    Good products and technology
    Good pay and incentives

    Cons

    Improve communication throughout the different levels of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think through decisions fully and plan future growth with a balanced mindset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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
  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting technology thats all I have to say

    Cons

    Too Sales driven not customer driven

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work with.

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    Current Employee - Co -op  in  Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Co -op in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    You get to know new technology implemented in FEA code.

    Cons

    Management is not good enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ANSYS

    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
  9.  

    Great chance to gain experience as college student

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual work environment, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    software engineering intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people inside are really nice and also i can touch very cool project which related to my background

    Cons

    at least there is no cons for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One big family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ANSYS

    Pros

    You get out what you put into it.
    Very relaxed and friendly environment.

    Cons

    In conjunction with the pro of you get out what you put into it. They aren't going to force you to go above and beyond, so if you don't strive to go anywhere it is very easy to stay in the same role.

    Recommends
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