Altair Engineering

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Altair Engineering Reviews in Troy, MI

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allows for decent work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • flexible work environment, advanced technology , it is great place for career grow (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it is difficult to maintain a consistent work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • I feel here growth is also not quite satisfactory (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with intelligent guys and lots of opportunities learning new technology
    challenging work but without too much pressure, managers are very nice

    Cons

    benefits increase has not too much relationship with individual performance, and very limited also...
    the company needs to have more exciting actions to catch up with competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company needs to have more exciting actions to catch up with competitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Troy, MI

    I worked at Altair Engineering as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company. Stong team, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Can find anything about Cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO.

  3.  

    Engaging internship with true responsibilities rather than just busy work; great exposure to company as a whole.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Design Intern in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Product Design Intern in Troy, MI

    I worked at Altair Engineering as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For interns, Altair provides realistic experience with true engineering related work rather than mundane tasks. The intern development program allows for exposure to the entire company. The company still seems small while garnering impressive accolades and clients.

    Cons

    Intern wages relative to other larger companies are slightly lacking and there is no compensation for housing during the internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good balance between work and study.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working hours were very flexible, which allowed me to concurrently attend school. Management is also very much in touch with employees and understand our needs while still giving direction. Communication with management is very good, and they are very informed about products and their future direction.

    Cons

    The pay was by no means spectacular. Given the quantity of work given, the wage should have been higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people seem very nice and happy with their jobs.

    Cons

    I haven't been there long enough to know of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly people, great location, good pay, lots of coffee lol

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Good balance between work and family

    Cons

    Everything seems positive so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent benefits, decent pay, and mostly decent people. Overall not a bad place to work for in the area.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Designer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits package consisting of flex time, bankable hours, good medical/dental/vision, telecommuting / working remotely...

    -Most of the people you work with are enthusiastic and positive to be around

    -Year-after-year company growth

    Cons

    -Some benefits are per manager discretion (ie: flex time, working remotely)

    -Lack of vision / decision-making ability by upper management leads to questionable strategies for products and services

    -Lack of personal / professional development opportunities

    -Focus is on selling licenses and winning bids not making great products or doing great work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul your technology leadership to improve product usability and user experience with people who closely watch technology trends and want to actively improve their products to keep pace with competitor products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Long time Altair Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Altair operates with a high degree of openness and integrity, both internally and externally. The company is full of brilliant people who produce excellent products and who truly care about their customers.
    Altair provides a lot of opportunity for employees to explore new ideas which can bring greater value to Altair's customers. Also, for those who seek it, there are many opportunities for mobility and advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to maintain a consistent work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate clearly, broadly and frequently what the goals and strategies are for the company. Employees should be aware of how they are contributing towards these goals and are aligning their activities with these strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very intelligent and passionate people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Product Development Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Product Development Engineer in Troy, MI

    I worked at Altair Engineering

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic! The company and its employees strive to keep the line of communication open between all branches, offices, and business groups.

    Cons

    The focus of the business is primarily on the software side, so if you're working on any of the other business sectors, be prepared to take a back seat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify and focus on your other business groups. The software supports Product Development and vice versa!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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