Bentley Systems Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley
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Pros
  • great colleagues, good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • It keeps the work environment enjoyable and low stress (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management is not effective (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper Management who have a political or personal agenda are also likely to have big egos (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Senior Application Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and products. Family owned and Keith Bentley is Amazing, smartest technologist I have ever met. Product line is broad and well suited to meet or exceed the needs of the AEC market. Competitors own the market but are not nearly as comprehensive or complete as Bentley's.

    Cons

    When I started they had great benefits and work life balance but over the years the travel increased to crazy levels and the benefits have gone steadily down. Pay is ridiculously low but if you stick it out long enough you will be promoted and paid well. Down side is that there are too many old Intergraph employees that should have been fired years ago or never hired! Way too many useless executives that just take up space. Good old boy network is very strong. Way understaffed and marketing is nonexistent. No USA reseller channel and lack of local resources is hurting sales and market expansion.

    Advice to Management

    Sell, sell, sell. Find new fresh perspective and fire the old guard that are useless. Increase you pay scales and benefits to bring in fresh talent that can move it. Trust you executive staff, having top executives approving travel is just wrong. If you can't trust your directors or VP's to make wise business decisions than you should fire them. Focus on your core market and hire sales staff that know what they are doing.


  2. User Experience Designer Intern

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    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and Learn. Lot's of projects

    Cons

    None I can think, great place to get some good experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Bentley Systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work with some great people in a friendly environment. Offered decent software across a wide range of disciplines making it a stable organization to work for.

    Cons

    Compensation plan in some cases can be overly complicated. Levels of customer service and support have suffered in recent years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Top edge technology, great place to work with. Balance within personal life and work duties.

    Cons

    Sometimes management does not see the big picture, only its own small objectives.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Okay Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation, interesting work industry, fair benefits, nice location.

    Cons

    Overall, it seemed a bit sexist there, at the time there wasn't a single woman in the top 20 executives at the company, except in HR. Terrible boss with no management or leadership skills, no ability to train, or teach. No opportunity to take on new projects or add value where possible.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more diverse management staff, create the opportunities for people to add value in any area, not just their specific job description.


  7. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and cooperation from colleagues..Established name in AEC industry across the globe.

    Cons

    Flat Hierarchy as not many positions available to go up...


  8. Product Management

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    Current Employee - Product Management in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people to work with, great vision

    Cons

    Company has too vertical hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course, and make the company more horizontal


  9. Marketing intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    everyone working there is caring and understanding. If you need help with something , people are pretty available and very willing to help you out. Its a relatively young workplace and the working environment is great

    Cons

    Bentley is a big international company and because of this you may have some trouble with communication between team members across the globe


  10. Nice people, laidback environment

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was nice with little to no office politics. They were ready to help each other out.

    Cons

    Not really. Just the software products are written very long back and it sometimes take time to understand the code as the code is not well structured.


  11. OK

    Former Employee - EMEA Regional Sales Manager in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - EMEA Regional Sales Manager in Exton, PA

    I worked at Bentley Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices and people that is staff

    Cons

    It was only ok to work there as the Americans were



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