Bentley Systems

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Bentley Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 112 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley

Greg Bentley

(76 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work- life balance, great colleagues, global work sharing (in 11 reviews)

  • A flexible, laid back work environment with some good people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Need to watch out for overhead in middle management positions (in 8 reviews)

  • The salaries are not very good compared to similar companies (in 3 reviews)

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    Average

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Madison, AL

    ProsStability , good for family work balance,experienced (old) people, time to grow careerwise by learning by ourself, friendly employees around.

    Conslower salary compared to similar companies,no new techologies implementation, day to day work dictated by head office (operations not de-centralized).

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage new techologies and allow employees to transfer to other groups if they have sufficiently contributed to one group or had worked long time.

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    Proud to be a Bentley colleague!

    Current Colleague (Current Employee) Exton, PA

    ProsOwners and Executive Management have integrity and value the colleagues; work environment is stimulating; flexibility in work environment, and recognition of work life balance; incentive program is extended to all full time colleagues.

    ConsGrowth and current economy are chipping away at original personality of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the long term colleagues as well as the new recruits! Communicate the Company's mission and values in simple statements that are understood around the globe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Selling Software is the Goal

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Exton, PA

    ProsFairly innovative in their software approach and systems

    ConsDespite the talk of innovation and working with the client, it really only came down to selling as many licenses as you could

    Advice to Senior ManagementSelling services is a great way to get in the door at a company, not trying to walk in and sell 100 licenses of a software package.

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    Family friendly.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsGreat benefits & family oriented.

    ConsLack of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep improving communication with employees.

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    Professional Services review

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsFamily atmosphere
    Great client base to work with in the CADD industry

    ConsLots of growing pains as they become larger
    Very reactive to economic conditions
    Need to better assimilate in acquisitions

    Advice to Senior ManagementEffort could be made at shifting people around to build better career paths. Don't be so reactive to the economy.

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible Hours with work at home hours as well
    Decent benefits & compensation
    Opportunities for advancement if you look out for it
    Good working atmosphere

    ConsCommunication issues sub par
    Benefits good but can be better
    In office procedures are sometimes weird - like acquiring items for business purposes

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better planning sometimes during project management
    Ask all your employees for opinions for organizational improvment and cater to their business needs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant to work at, but not a lot of advancement possibilities

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Exton, PA

    ProsThe company culture has a strong emphasis on making the employees feel secure in their jobs. Additionally, the atmosphere is more helpful than cutthroat.
    On the technical side, some projects (but not all) are interesting to work on and involve new technologies.

    ConsThe salaries are not very good compared to similar companies. Additionally, there are not many possibilities for career advancement given the low ratio of managers to engineers.
    On the technical side, a lot of the software base is quite old and needs to be maintained, which is not as interesting as developing new features.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have a better planning approach as the timelines for product development and release never seem to conform to the reality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Company

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsCool work Environment, Good opportunities, No politics

    ConsLow salaries package as compared to other similar companies, No incentives for travels even if the job involves 70% of month in traveling

    Advice to Senior Managementsalaries should be just

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible company, large but still focused on people

    Conshigh change of people, often changes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHard working people. Good products. Good pay & bonuses.

    ConsInability to move with the times. Archaic in-house sales & marketing systems & processes - v frustrating, impossible to exact change. Has an "old boys club" management style with a stranglehold on the business

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to stop doing things the old way - it's not working & it's costing you in the long run

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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