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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Confusing and disconnected

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Deal with a lot of industry leaders. Travel a lot

    Cons

    Poorly supported by R&D especially the ones in Europe

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Lowell, MA

    Pros

    Very much visionary company with strong market leadership

    Cons

    French culture and complex non-transparent operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be more global and strait-forward with ALL operations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Basic review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dassault has a great benefits package and is a very well run company from financial standpoint. Willing to invest and develop next generation technologies

    Cons

    Dassault Systemes by it's very nature is a very large organization with many different divisions. If you are used to working in a smaller organization that is very quick to move, you may face a few challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people make a great work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Woodland Hls, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Woodland Hls, CA

    Pros

    The software engineers at DSA were very talented and extremely personable. That made the workplace environment very appealing. Benefits are outstanding. Management of the R&D was great.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility. Although it is great to have so many people there with 20+ years of experience in the company, the company lacks new and young blood. The pay is on the low end of salary averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for the few young engineers to take more leadership roles. Better pay and more communication with the parent company in France.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    i3dforall

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Advanced Technologies that U get to play

    Cons

    Too much traveling and far from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice experience: Diversity of experiences and freedom

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros

    - Strong engineering culture; nice ambiance
    - Fun and appealing product
    - Freedom
    - Many opportunities: expatriations, jobs, industry and client exposure, etc

    Cons

    - Clear disconnect between high and middle mgt making your job delicate at times
    - Difficulties to set and communicate a clear strategy; company is torn between leading innovation/business tranformation and satisfying clients' needs pragmatically
    - Heavier and heavier processes hampering technological and business agility; people playing and hiding behind them; no clear accountability and responsibility
    - So-so compensation
    - Credential and network will make your career easier: coming out of the right school and knowing top management will ease your journey even if you excel in mediocrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Set up clear directions and communicate them clearly
    - Recover a customer-centric attitude, truth is always there
    - Put in place the right monitoring and accountability scheme to promote rational and educated decisions and to reward your employees based on factual results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales
    Current Employee - Technical Sales

    Pros

    Market leaders, growing at a tremendous pace. Innovative at the front of technology, with exciting brands above the competition with many job opportunities and career development.

    Cons

    lots of work, but satisfying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognise the small man on the street doing the hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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