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Mediocrity and unrestrained personal ambitions rule

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Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Lebanon, NH
Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Lebanon, NH

I have been working at ANSYS

Pros

In the initial stages of your career it is a good environment where you are exposed to different technologies and industries, can learn much about different simulation tools.

Cons

Especially after the 2009 layoffs there has been a top-heavy structure: many managers from a legacy organization with very little restraint imposed on their personal management styles and ambitions. A lot of work is expected from engineers and quite often not appreciated or recognized. Unreasonable requests are put on employees when office doors are closed. Many political games driven by personal ambition and personal preferences are being played. Rather than focusing on growing as a company, several managers are worried about their visibility and undermining other managers' positions. There is some sort of an intimidating atmosphere depending who your boss is so that you do not feel to express honest concerns. As a matter of fact, there is not even an HR person in the Lebanon office!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management could be more active and in contact with engineers. HR too could perform a survey and see if/how/why employees are not satisfied. It would help to the company long-term growth and soundness to remove some over-ambitious managers who make a lot of smoke using a lot of the company resources for self-promotion. Career counseling would help too.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    It was good both under professional and the work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA

    I worked at ANSYS

    Pros

    Better employee relations, good managers to help you in Professional growth and good feedback. Better flexibility with timings and good work environment

    Cons

    Salary may be low according to market. Growth can be slow in your career. Work is not much in latest technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes to the pay structure and implement cutting technologies into the projects so that employees can have better scope

    No opinion of CEO
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    Run - unless you aspire to be mediocre and love the status quo

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    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at ANSYS

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Strong business model

    Cons

    - No customer focus
    - Senior management focus is ONLY Profits - increase top line or cut costs until bottom line improves.
    - No interest in innovation at all except for lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to stop buying companies at 8X revenues and come up with some "real" in-house innovation at a much lower cost - and I don't mean e-notebook!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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