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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
94 Reviews

3.0
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Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles
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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 on average comparing to other companies (in 5 reviews)

  • No career path of progression for graduates/post graduates recruited from top Management Schools and Engineering institutes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Biggest Business Transformation fail in Latin America

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    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager and Client Executive  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager and Client Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros

    Products are very good with superior level of technology and state of the art. World Wide acting, financially solid, large company.

    Cons

    Too much managers in relation to productive staff. Incredible inefficient complex pyramidal, nearly military, typical French, management structure. No growth nor working career development plan. Nearly no salary increase possible. To many youngsters and MBAs for a technical orientated company and clients. No developed service structure for post sales, service and consulting. No patience for big business. Bad work environment and communication. Leak of strategy break down. Many good and experienced people are leaving the company as there is hardly a way to internally contribute with improvements in strategy and operations. Looks like a family company with no focus. Specially in Latin America management is a closed friends club taking things personal, not professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring new managers all 6 months. Get the internal experienced staff into leadership as they are really waiting for it. Create career plans and keep to them. Train your technical staff as there are no resources on the short time market with the experience and quality needed. Give guidance to the younger and don’t leave them alone to later complain about them. Go for long term growth and not for the short money. Have a correct salary growth plan related to experience value and not only job title and try to keep experienced experts on board and available. Come back to reality and leave your bubble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    process driven R&D is path to mediocrity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros

    - good balance between personal life and work
    - good compensations (discount on travels, shows)

    Cons

    - weak computer science culture
    - internal politics
    - few innovations
    - technical experts not recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - simply get rid of current R&D management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pay is not good.

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    Current Employee - Network Manager  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Network Manager in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    They haven't figured out I haven't a clue yet. I keep moving up!

    Cons

    Increases are very very very poor. I mean very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep me until I pay some off my other business off please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    VERY BAD END OF INTERVIEWS

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    First few rounds with a test looked good..later hours of waiting and waiting will make you down.

    Cons

    Small very compact building in Bangalore, India, Parking problems, many had resigned already so they asked are you here for interviews? Why? For what? I was strangely surprised. They said eventually you will leave anyway so why join here. I did observe 2 cockroaches on the floor and near my chair. Very uneasy to see all that around age old cubicles...:(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is there in front of their eyes, why advice anyone?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worst Management in Latin America

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    Former Employee - PLM Consultant  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros

    Very good products! Breathtaking Technology! Very focused and enthusiastic CEO.

    Cons

    It seems to me that the company doesn't care about Latin America. All the people hired for the management positions are not from the area, and most of them got a very poor view over the solution and the market. There are no sales strategies and I always felt like a firemen. No career development, most of the talents (90%) from the technical area left the company, because they didn't agree to how things are managed.

    There are two Dassault Systèmes, one outside LA and another in LA. Bad work environment and no communication between sales and technical areas. In 5 years never saw a strategy coming from the management team. Looks like a family company with no focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach Training. Hire new people from the field to the management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stay away unless you are related to someone here or are favored

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    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Some nice people but they are all leaving and moving on!!

    Cons

    mistreatment if not favored, detached management, fear based management styles, no growth, and hostile work place
    HR is useless and only care about events and favoritism. Management turns blind eye to people that do not work there but expect favors and are not that bright. Some people have been there too long and need to move on! No career growth at all...well, unless you are in deeep favor with someone there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your game and stop hiding under your favoritism umbrella!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering the future... the poor man's way.

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    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer  in  Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros

    - Very good profit-sharing bonus (FR : "I&P"), only 2nd to the ones in banking AFAIK. About 20% of annual salary.
    - A lot of advantages like best French work council (FR : "CE"), facilities (parking, cantina, sport rooms, a lot of different classes)
    - Final products are quite amazing, powerful.
    - Atmosphere is rather relaxed.
    - Regular traineeships. 1/year let's say.
    - Some top companies have been bought recently (but quite some people have left them since)

    Cons

    - A lot of people don't know how to program. This seems normal when you know that a lot of people do not come from the IT world but are mechanical etc engineers.
    - Bad technical ecosystem. They do everything in-house, and succeed in some process'/tools/FWs, but just don't have the manpower/skillfulness to compete with existing market solutions. If you prefer using git/C++ stdlib etc, don't go there :D
    - Some subjects keep resurfacing every 3-6 years, with no solution to them.
    - Internal competition leads to instability, wrong people at the wrong places, pressure.
    - Management chain is big, and too many technical decisions are made by the top who are simply unrealistic delay-wise. The code-base is too big and sloppy and redundant to efficiently do something.
    - Too much heterogeneous software practices, software... companies that are bought aren't ingested properly (or left to be there way).
    - Takes 5-10 years to become a manager of more than a few people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know... I'd say hire IT professionals to make a good code-base, and too ease off the pressure put upon certain people. Stop being nervous and unrealistic, start relaxing and understanding, accepting, what's really happening. Then you'll realize that you need more IT people (the real deal), and abandon some projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad company with good Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work culture, Other colleagues are nice with people working from long time.

    Cons

    Pay, lot of French style and no exposure. Need to train and spend money to nurture the talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train more and increase pay

  10.  

    So much potential wasted

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Interesting Project
    Relaxed environement and lot's of interesting and competent people.

    Cons

    -management that create entropy by having poor technical background
    -permanent internal competition that leads to poor strategy decision\
    -No recognition for programer. You have to become a manager if you want too be recognize. But it's often people who don't know how to code, and spend lot's of time in meeting, who get promoted. Thus there's a disconnection between management and programmer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's not because one doesn't know how to code that he will be a good manager... this lead to technically poor management that can't understand what their staff are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    FR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global company with wide ranges of accountability offered to employees

    Cons

    very poor governance with a management working under FEAR
    very bad work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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