CD-adapco Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
28 Reviews

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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CD-adapco full-time

    Pros

    STAR-CCM+, the flagship product, is a leading software package in the CAE industry, and is continually enhanced to be more full featured. Great people, good work atmosphere, no shortage of challenges...

    Cons

    Not much to speak of here except that when there is no shortage of challenges, the day to day pressure can be high for some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast-paced company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CD-adapco full-time

    Pros

    Great people with amazing knowledge and skills. Always learning from colleagues. Company culture is one of working hard to create the best product and help customers succeed. Flexible work environment. Opportunities to travel are common, and you get to interact with people from around the world.

    Cons

    Can easily skew work-life balance too far to the work side. Salaries and benefits are mediocre, especially for the size of the company and considering the culture of working beyond normal hours. Depending on your job, advancement opportunities can be limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to create and communicate a strong vision for how this company will evolve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning opportunities in a friendly work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CD-adapco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company for people straight out of school as you will be learning a lot. People are also friendly and everyone is willing to help each other. If you are interested in doing advanced CFD analysis or code development good place to work.

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as compared with other companies, and a lot of unpaid overtime. Work life balance is also skewed towards work so people with families may find it tough this is not your 8-5 job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Learning Experience but Possible to Get Stuck in Repetitive Work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at CD-adapco full-time

    Pros

    Work can be interesting and workplace environment is generally pleasant. The more you show your competence the more likely you are to get interesting work. Good opportunity to travel worldwide.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, potential to have to work a lot of unpaid overtime. You have to be proactive and ask for interesting work or more opportunity otherwise it is easy to get stuck in a repetitive cycle of doing the same types of projects over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with employees more, very rarely do I ever see my boss let alone have a conversation, usually I deal with supervisors and project leaders on a daily basis but very rarely am I engaged with my manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    3 round interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CD-adapco

    Pros

    I gave a presentation and then was invited for a site interview. They asked about the details of my research. Nice and smooth. Very professional.

    Cons

    Nothing I remember now maybe the location it is not as good however not sure.

  7.  

    Good!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CD-adapco

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and people here, everyone here is very nice and easy to work.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive as other software company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    generally good, but becoming more formalized without seeing benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CD-adapco full-time

    Pros

    company works in a very high tech domain, which is challenging in a good way, very bright developers, getting the right tools is not too difficult, sales are still increasing, reasonable opportunities

    Cons

    company has grown very quickly, which has led to increased formality in the organization, which should be good, but I yet to see much improvement result from this change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spread more responsibility among senior managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CD-adapco

    Pros

    Intellectually Challenging and Fast Paced

    Cons

    The pace of career growth can be slow and unstructured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer intern at CD-adapco Austin, TX

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CD-adapco

    Pros

    The recruiter asked me some questions about my research and projects over the interview. It was a good time working there. I learned concept of surface meshing and software testing during the internship.

    Cons

    The salary is not high as I expected.

  11.  

    Few opportunities for career growth

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I worked at CD-adapco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent base salary, very little corporate busy-work for developers, no micromanagement from what I saw

    Cons

    Few opportunities to get into cool new technology, general customer experience has a second or third class status, small number of very important customers often make demands that drive development priorities, developers have almost zero contact with end users, little or no potential for career growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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