Dassault Systemes
3.4 of 5 90 reviews
www.3ds.com Velizy-Villacoublay, France 5000+ Employees

Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.4 90 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles

Bernard Charles

(42 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work-life balance is very good, and the atmosphere in the company is mostly nice"
    in 10 reviews
  • "mes is also ready to invest in cutting-edge technologies, which allows you to fidget a bit with very nice tech"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low salary, lack of communication, poor leadership, you can get shuffled around into another position without formally being told"
    in 3 reviews
  • "But since this is a French company, with the history of monarchy, this is representative of its management style"
    in 8 reviews
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    Interesting vision and smart people, but poor management from the top

    Senior Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has an interesting and ambitious vision.
    A lot of very smart people working all over the company.
    The company is growing, acquiring new companies and technologies.

    ConsHigher management is erratic. High level of pressure at all levels.
    Very little organic growth (hard to get new hires where needed)

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your employees, and make sure to keep your senior employees happy (they are key to your success in delivering class-leading products)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work for this company unless you are like dysfunctional environments

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can work there and surf the web all day but who wants to do that?

    ConsFirst of all, they sell vaporware. Their product was a joke. They can show some great powerpoint slides about how it should work. Entitlement mentality was rampant in employees a lot of who are ex IBMers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement lives in an Ivory tower and was totally out of touch with what was going on in the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relaxed atmosphere, bad compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBeautiful new Boston HQ
    Great People
    Great Benefits
    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Open door policy with most executives

    ConsTERRIBLE, UNSUPPORTIVE HR STAFF

    Compensation varies across the brands - the guy sitting next to you doing the same job will earn significantly more because he is part of a different legal entity.

    Awful compensation for the Boston area....negotiate strong up front because no matter how far up the ladder you go, HR will not support a bump in compensation.

    Many of the SolidWorks people think they are better than the rest of the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart paying your US employees appropriately.
    Watch what the HR business partners are doing, they should not be running the show.
    Tell the SolidWorks people in the US to stop crying (or leave) it is destroying the culture/morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that values technical knowledge.

    IT Architect (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsMost of the management team is knowledgeable about the products and are technically competent. Technical skills are valued and there are opportunites to grow.

    ConsWith growth there is the challenge of integrating new people and companies. They are still working on integrating the different teams and getting the expanding product line integrated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work on how to fully integrate remote workers and geographically dispersed teams.

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

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    A solid, forward thinking, company with great ideas for the future, but struggling to execute.

    Software Manager (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    Pros- Great Products
    - Great Customers
    - Progressive Attitude and Atmosphere
    - Well funded, managed, and controlled.

    Cons- U.S. opportunity ceiling seems 'capped' at the border.
    - Communication between vision and execution is poor and untimely.
    - Management and execution processes is ignored by all above the "trenches".

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a execution process and schedule you are willing to follow. It will go a long way to communicating obtainable expectations, reducing unnecessary stress, and improving productivity.

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

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    Technology savvy and visionary company

    Chief Technology Officer (Current Employee)
    Lowell, MA

    Prostechnology and long term commitments

    Conscompany need to focus on how to improve cross cultural challenges

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on innovation

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    Good company to work for. Limited growth for the DELMIA brand

    Product Manager, Software Development (Current Employee)
    Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsVery good benefits. Very good work environment. Work/life balance. Local HR team very helpful
    Technology we are creating and working with is really cool
    Consistent double digit growth in the last 10 years

    ConsSalary is low compared to market
    Working together with France HQ can be very challenging

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Confusing and disconnected

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsDeal with a lot of industry leaders. Travel a lot

    ConsPoorly supported by R&D especially the ones in Europe

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a big company each brand may different very much

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsChance to learn CAD/CAM/CAE if you are interested in. Got some training in this domain.

    ConsIf you work there more than 4 years, you don't have chance to find job in other IT domain, for few skill you learned can be transferred.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf the company don't make a technology evolution, there won't be a single license to be sold in near future. There are tons of new emerged company which adopt newest platform will share 3D market

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Lowell, MA

    ProsVery much visionary company with strong market leadership

    ConsFrench culture and complex non-transparent operations

    Advice to Senior Managementto be more global and strait-forward with ALL operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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