Bentley Systems Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    very good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bentley Systems

    Pros

    Started as an intern. will be working there full-time by the end of the summer. very happy with the pay and atmosphere of the company

    Cons

    a little disorganized but other than that very cool place to work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, casual atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Exton, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Exton, PA

    I worked at Bentley Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    casual atmosphere, friendly people, nice office

    Cons

    lack of training... i went into the job not knowing anything about the products and they seemed to be okay with that. lots of work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Strong bones, but company is run by aging managers who aren't positioned for the future.

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

    I have been working at Bentley Systems

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

    Pros

    Bentley has a strong underlying business model and makes most of its annual revenue from subscriptions. The company is run conservatively and the people are quality folks.

    Cons

    The big issue is the management team is almost identical to the one which was running the company 15 years ago at 1/3 the revenue. They don't know what they don't know about running a much larger company.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of growing employee dissatisfaction - get in top of that or risk losing it all. Decision making is too slow and unilateral; products are slow to emerge and not in synch with the market; our best young coders wonder why they should stay.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Bentley Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, challenging positions, freedom to play a bigger role, will encourage you to work on things you are interested in.

    Cons

    Middle management is not effective

    Advice to Management

    sort out issues with middle management layer

  6. A great innovative place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Bentley Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Family friendly values. Good stewardship by executive management. A customer oriented approach towards product innovations. Recently we have more of a global footprint!

    Cons

    Need to watch out for overhead in middle management positions. Too many products - some that directly compete with each other!

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable instead of shuffling them to other roles.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Support staff is excellent and very knowledgeable in the products offered. Provided sales training annually to sales team. Provides industry leading solutions to the engineering industry.

    Cons

    Redundant and time consuming sales reporting to management. Utilize CRM, that's what it's for. Knowing how much you were getting paid was confusing to most. An outside consulting agency was brought in to reorganize commission structure. Was hired as sales consultant, it transitioned into account management. Chasing down invoices and performing license management renewals, is not sales.

    Advice to Management

    Moving in the right direction, but needed some fine tuning.

  8. Outstanding company to work for

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

    I have been working at Bentley Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, good work/life balance

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons of working here.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing

  9. Helpful (1)

    A nice place to work with a family oriented atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Exton, PA

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

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

    Pros

    There is a casual work atmosphere and human resources has implemented many employee oriented programs to aid in colleague communication and professional development.

    Cons

    The benefits packages continue to decline, which over a five year period makes them less attractive than other companies in the area. Advancement opportunities are never clearly communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Create a defined career advancement program with transparency so that colleagues understand what is required to advance.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Old is gold, but at Bentley Systems gold is fold!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSG in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - TSG in Exton, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, no one sees your progress for years until you get laid off

    Cons

    Upper Management dictate all your daily activities, managers are not aware of any of the IT processes. Managers are heavily involved in large to small projects and sometime they just dump a million dollar project without socializing with upper management. Managers need a hack of a lot of IT training and management training. I said SDLC in one of the meeting and the manager said what is "SDLC", I was just shunned there. It's not what you know in the company, it's who you know. Some very bad civil engineers are sitting at management positions and they have no clue how IT processes work. It's a chaos and so many people have no role at all and they work from home. If you give too many suggestions or speak up, you will be handed a pink slip.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and tr do not take credit for there opinions

  11. Hands-On, No-nonsense company with great colleagues. If you play it right there is room to get promoted or relocated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Controller in Exton, PA

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

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

    Pros

    lots of incredibly smart colleagues, entrepreneurial culture. Global culture with colleagues collaborating around the globe crossing all timezones

    Cons

    low turn-over of personnel caused some older colleagues to become complacent

    Advice to Management

    Don't change directions each year

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