AspenTech Reviews in Reading, England

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
153 Reviews
2.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are a lot of really good people here, who are experienced professionals (in 10 reviews)

  • Great products, very knowledgeable and well trained employee base (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Strict senior management no room to air your ideas (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management tends to get a little too involved in day to day activities and it can bog things down (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, fantastic people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Support from all levels within the company
    Very good salary
    Fantastic people
    Many opportunities for promotions

    Cons

    Can't say anything bad really, the best company I have worked since I am living in the UK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring young people to keep the momentum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Opportunities, People, Atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Alot of room for growth into various role, in my short time so far I have seen alot of promotion of grad students.
    Trips to the US, young and energetic team. Very pleasant and intelligent people. Look forward to Mondays.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about the company at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great Job, so happy to be part of the AspenTech family and the winning team,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for. Culture of bullying and fear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Professional in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Professional in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good product line good place for people who want to very little

    Cons

    Strict senior management no room to air your ideas. You have a dictator instead of a leader
    A place full of nonsense and sick politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and coach and tailor talents
    Resolve conflicts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A True High-Tech Company with leading position in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people among cubical fences

    Cons

    Headquarter have tight hand gribs on everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be of more democracy and listen, and think...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Want to sell your soul in exchange for high bonus and a de-humanizing process?-Join Aspen

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Excel Ninja in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Excel Ninja in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are fantastic. No real competition in many product areas so they continue to cough up the $$$$s.

    Cons

    All staff terrified of taking any responsibility. Free thinking and debate is stamped on from Executive team downward. Corruption and lies allowed, promoted and encouraged to make the executive reports look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire experienced staff, listen to them and trust them. Learn form the current number of leavers before the trickle turns into a flood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    AspenTech is no where near where it could be if employees at all levels were recognized and motivated

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at AspenTech

    Pros

    Talented, creative and friendly professionals working in the Reading UK office

    Cons

    No room for creativity, well-being, recognition, nor motivation/incentiveness.
    Strictly no respect for employees, which yet are at the core of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speachless since useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Thank you AspenTech!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Permanent in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Permanent in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at AspenTech

    Pros

    Descent package including great health insurance

    Cons

    No career progression (unless you are with the gods...)
    Fear policy and blaming culture
    Upper Management clearly ignoring employees red flags and creative ideas, "if you don't like it, there is the door" attitude (Fusco)
    Deep down growing general demotivation
    Very heavy atmosphere
    90% of the employees I know are active on the job market . The Leakage the previous person mentioned has started. Numbers talk. Good luck to you all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AspenTech won't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Massive leakage ahead!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I Don't Want to BE Hanged for Making the Truth Public in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - I Don't Want to BE Hanged for Making the Truth Public in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at AspenTech

    Pros

    Descent benefits and package in industry
    Lovely, knowledgeable, extremely capable and trustworthy people working there.
    Fantastic multi-culutural ambiance made... by the people!

    Cons

    No company culture appart from shameless tirany and fear coming from the top down
    Close to non-existing (micro) Management due to ingorance of the industry and European markets
    No respect from the top down
    Promotions are political instead of based on true recognition
    Probably more managers, directors, and above all useless VPs than in any other company
    Blaming policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cary on what it is you are doing so well, whatever the people making what AspenTech is today, when competition hits hard, please do blame employees and not your excellent strategy...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fair salary, but no chance of carreer progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at AspenTech

    Pros

    Salary is not too bad

    Cons

    Middle and senior management is completely useless. Some directors are a waste of space.
    There are too many management layers, and the hierarchic structure is too rigid to accommodate personal growth and career progression.
    The only way to have a career s to leave the company, as nobody gets promoted internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many many directors and nobody that really understands the business and the people.
    Would you like to know why we have a high turn over of people?
    Because there are no internal promotions and no career path. A decent salary sometimes is not enough. If many consider leaving the company for the same or even a lower salary is because they see no future in this company. When people leave saying that they were looking for a new challenge, it means that they found a company that may invest in them, train them, pay them more, and offer a career progression.
    AspenTech reply is usually: "if you want to leave that's the door" (Fusco's words). This is the kind of message that makes people look for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    AspenTech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at AspenTech

    Pros

    Close to where i live
    Learnt a lot about how much little delegation makes your life impossible

    Cons

    No access to training
    No flexible working pattern
    No respect for employees
    Short term view management (no longer view than maximum 6 months)
    No understanding of what it means to be a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be global try to understand cultural differences and local practices. Don't assume that everything can be done today because you have decided that it is your first priority. There are countries regulations not allowing you to move as fast as you wish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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