Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles
Bernard Charles
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  • Work life balance is good as well, but pay is not competitive for the industry (in 10 reviews)

  • Des bonnes conditions de travail (vacances, avantages, ordonnancement du temps facile) (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • La direction ne semble pas obtenir beaucoup d'approbation de la part de leurs employ (in 7 reviews)

  • Beaucoup de travail, mais satisfaisant (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Technology, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    DS is a company with a fantastic technology vision. The acquisitions that DS makes are well chosen and the sum total of the portfolio makes for an impressive engineering offering. The company is filled with smart people that are enthusiastic about technology.

    Cons

    The rate of acquisition and the speed of the go-to-market strategy can sometimes lead to chaos, although something innovative often emerges. This chaos can make it difficult to be thorough in engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on technology, as you have been so far. Give development the runway to complete existing work instead of refocusing them on new priorities. Technology is only good if it is complete and thoroughly addresses customer needs.


  2. Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, challenging work, beautiful facility , nice caf, easy free parking, stable company, creative thinking is encouraged and local management is open to hear criticisms and new ideas

    Cons

    Commute is awful; lack of understanding from upper management about issues employees face. Upper management seems disconnected from what is really going on outside of their inner circle. Scope of work increasing while amount of people is decreasing; salaries/increases are poor

    Advice to Management

    Shadow an employee for 1 week, especially a support guy and watch at all he has to deal with to do his job in the environment he must work. Listen first hand to what is going on from the people on the front lines.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Decisions are made by the French in France; King & Court Leadership style

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    Current Employee - BT Sales in America, OK
    Current Employee - BT Sales in America, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great acquisition strategy, lots of cash, smart people

    Cons

    Managers in North American have little to no authority, narcissistic culture, unhappy workforce due to win/lose negotiation style of French company with employees, customers and partners. Incentive compensation model is erratic, inconsistent and favors the corporation at the expense of employees. Not a win/win culture.

    Advice to Management

    Need more dialog with employees. Be willing to accept input from employees and managers in North America. Hire a global third party company to help restructure sales and marketing and delegate decision making authority to Geo Management..


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  5. Very Good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Dassault Systemes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good Pay.

    Cons

    I did not find anything wrong.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, but not for R & D.

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Management has always provided free soft drinks, snakc bars, yogurt, etc. Happy Hour on Thursdays, bagel day on Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Awful working spaces for R&D, no budget for working hardware and software. Staffing at a minimum. Other departments less affected.


  7. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good long term vision and great people

    Cons

    Sacrificing quality of individual brands to fulfill long term vision


  8. Helpful (2)

    Low morale and poor environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, good benefits, free parking

    Cons

    Stifling environment, no flexibility, everything mandated and micro-managed.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Good but going downhill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    A lot of smart people. Dassualt is into everything. So there is lot of flexibility to choose career path. You really can understand the design world by being in this company

    Cons

    The company has grown too big. Too much bureaucracy. The culture has become sales heavy. It does not promote R&D ingenuity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture Ability to advance within

    Cons

    Cultural differences can sometimes be difficult


  11. Dassault Systems takes good care of their employees and has a flexible, motivated staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Business Casual, Flexible, Great Staff, Friendly employees

    Cons

    The company is mostly very technical



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