Bentley Systems

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Bentley Systems Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
113 Reviews

3.8
113 Reviews
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Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent. The work culture is very thought provoking and allows you to creatively come up with ideas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Architect  in  Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Database Architect in Exton, PA

    Pros

    -Very good recognition of hard work.
    -Opportunities for coming up with new ideas and innovations.
    -Get to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

    Cons

    - No company is perfect and Bentley needs to look at implementing consistent processes and methodologies across all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do best!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, AL

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Proud to be a Bentley colleague!

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

    Pros

    Owners 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Selling Software is the Goal

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Exton, PA

    Pros

    Fairly innovative in their software approach and systems

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Selling 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Family friendly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Great benefits & family oriented.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving communication with employees.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Professional Services review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Exton, PA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Cool work Environment, Good opportunities, No politics

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salaries should be just

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company

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

    Pros

    Flexible company, large but still focused on people

    Cons

    high change of people, often changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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