AspenTech Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Don't take the job unless its temporary!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Burlington, IA
    Current Employee - Finance in Burlington, IA

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and management. There is no trust, and the VP's treat you like your children. Socializing is not allowed! Micro-managers all the way as if they didn't have enough to do. Very top heavy with management and some of the mangers are so unprofessional it's pathetic. Very low morale in all areas of the company.

    A good company begins with leadership. People are always leaving because of poor management, and HR is useless.

    Promotions are only giving to the favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at why so many knowledgeable good employees leave! Upper management needs to really examine middle management's poor, unprofessional behaviors.

    You need to build morale, it is extremely low. This could be a great company to work for but it all begins with leadership.

    Try not to forget that it is us little people that make Aspen successful.


  2. Good Place to Begin Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No company is perfect. There is always going to be politics, favoritism, things you don't like about the company. The question is does this company give you a chance to grow and improve yourself as both a person and an employee? Is there a reasonable work-life balance? To both questions I would say yes.

    There is plenty of opportunity to work on new products and advance your career. At the same time, it is your standard 8 hour/day job and there is no pressure to say longer. Its a great opportunity for a fresh college grad.

    Cons

    Documentation is a bit scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Don't drink your own cool-aid.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Cost Cutting for a 250 Million Dollar Company with 1300 Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best way to learn the product.
    Best way to survive in any company.
    Best benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Overload as people keep leaving and it is hard to find someone for such low pay.
    Management likes to sit on your shoulder while you work. They have time for this.
    Increase in salary would be 1-2%.
    Give more responsibilities where none likes to recognise.

    Advice to Management

    Have some sense when you talk in meetings. None of you are an inspiration or motivation. In fact you do not have a good leadership skill to lead individuals. Cost cutting in a profitable market as you need more money for your pockets and buying shoes. You report to government as Software Company but sell to customers as Chemical Engineering products. People are not puppets. They do have BRAINS. Attrition will stay high till you resign and stay at home as a House Spouse.


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  5. Not too bad, especially for a college grad

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

    I worked at AspenTech full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As much work as you make it.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to get a little too involved in day to day activities and it can bog things down.

    Advice to Management

    read cons


  6. VERY BAD

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

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company makes software that is very well known in the chemical engineering industry. They are also doing well financially.

    Cons

    It is a demeaning work environment and the company spends nothing on employees. The R&D leadership maintains an atmosphere of "fear and secrecy" according to the results of an internal HR survey of R&D employees. Also, the department is bilingual (Chinese - English) which can make non-Chinese employees feel excluded. If you are part of the R&D leadership's inner circle or if you are Chinese then this might be a good place to work. If you are unfortunate enough to not be part of those priveleged groups then you'll find that you are a second class citizen there.

    Advice to Management

    You need new management in R&D. Also you need to show more respect to individuals.


  7. Great technology, mostly good people to work with, a bit cut-throat

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at AspenTech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is the best, customers like it

    Cons

    must mange the politics to achieve changes; many ideas bubble up from bottom but few make it to reality until the right executive gives the nod or a key customer talks to a senior executive

    Advice to Management

    Ok to control cost structure, but find ways to inspire staff to create


  8. Account Manager

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

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supreme products
    Great Timing for market need
    Simulation for process engineering
    Refinery, supply chain, scheduling, planning, petroleum scheduler
    Integrated product growth

    Cons

    Slow processes are hard to manage
    Commute can be congested
    Slow to pay commissions

    Advice to Management

    Software stock options
    Faster commissions


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place...Run away!!!!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Would have to wait a million years to write that. In my 4 years haven't seen any positive things in this company

    Cons

    Each day of my experience has been a Con.... y the hell this company still there in market? Age old products, age old people, old mentality and more and more crap adding up day by day

    Advice to Management

    Plz Plz Plz retire and stay home and don't play with peoples careers


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great pit stop on your way to somewhere else, just keep reminding yourself it's only temporary.

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

    I worked at AspenTech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary/benefits are decent; There are some friendly people there

    Cons

    Employees given no authority to make decisions; Lack of morale and professionalism at many levels; Not very progressive on the work/life balance front.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as you would want them to treat your customers.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Horrible working environment to deal with executive management. Complete mistrust from management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA

    I worked at AspenTech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, but they leave so quickly because they get burned out. Made a lot of new friends because so many people quit.
    Great product and customers really like using the product
    I'm an expert at PowerPoint because it takes 20 revisions to get a paperclip approved.

    Cons

    Management is completely dysfunctional, especially CIO. No trust, always looking for cheapest solution without regard for it working and being a supportable solution.
    Look at how many people have left IT and then tell yourself its a people problem not a management problem.
    HR looks the other way when Senior Management treats you like a doormat.
    Initiative is not welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management - GET A NEW JOB - Before you ruin this company any more.
    CEO - Time to clean house of executive VP's and CIO.



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