MSC Software
3.0 of 5 53 reviews
www.mscsoftware.com Newport Beach, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

MSC Software Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.0 53 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

MSC Software President & CEO Dominic Gallello

Dominic Gallello

(21 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "If you like to work 24/7 this is a great place"
    in 3 reviews
  • "A profitable company and smart people"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Micromanagement, not open to new ideas, too short development cycles"
    in 3 reviews
  • "No raises for the last two years, layoffs, constant management changes and reorgs, and no clear path for future products"
    in 3 reviews
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    Depends on what you want in a company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswas working for me:
    & was a nice location close to my place
    & had flexible hours
    & met a lot of nice people
    & learned a lot

    ConsManagement lacks integrity, honesty and class!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship

    Academic Intern (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsOverall very good experience. I was able to learn a lot. Very good management. I was an intern but they gave me real world responsibilities. I was always encouraged to do more and to try more. Open minded company.

    ConsPeople don't interact very much. Priorities not very clear. Interns were not very well integrated. I don't have any other cons. It was a very good internship.

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

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    Good salary and benefits. Upper management constantly changing focus.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities to work on a variety of finite element analysis tools. Middle managers were usually very good. Helpful but not overbearing. Salary and benefits are good. Paid week off between Christmas and New Years was nice. All time off comes from one pot. Bad if you get sick a lot. Great if you don't. Coworkers are great. Lots of smart people willing to help.

    ConsManagement does not strongly promote personal growth. I worked for them for 20 years. I made a lot of contributions and my reviews were always excellent until the last year or 2. I was assigned to a project using a technology that I had no experience with. I floundered a lot and did not produce enough. I knew it and often commented on it, but no one suggested corrective action. Then I was laid off. They gave me 60 days notice and 11 weeks severance, but I am still looking. I feel there should have been more training offered to keep skills current. Instead they are hiring offshore or more recent grads at lower rates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush skills training and make it easily obtainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a global leader continues its downward spiral

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

    ProsSkilled and dedicated employees. Interesting work with a wide variety of customers and customer problems.

    ConsComplete disconnect between the relentless focus on maximizing profit by the private equity owners and the desire of employees to build careers with a company that is respected by its customers. Once world class products have lagged behind to the point that they are almost a joke. Customer defection continues despite "Happy Ears" of executive management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking that you are the smartest guys in the room.

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

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    A good place to work

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

    ProsVery open working environment. And the entire company is working just as one team. Collegues are very friendly and open to help each other. There is one conference to show demo of the work progress every two week. This help colleagues communicate with each other very well an learn about the entire product of the company.

    Conswork loads a little bit demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeetings or conferences are a little bit often

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    Low Morale

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsHad good benefits but progressively got worse.

    ConsLow morale with employees worried about losing their jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone because they don't listen or care.

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

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    Decent place to work for industry professionals

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are friendly and are helpful to share tasks among each other. General attitude is optimistic and positive. Great benefits, especially if you have a family or are outgoing.

    ConsThe workload can be quite hectic at times, especially if the work is done by another branch of the company and returns to be redone. Essentially, the amount of work going around should be shared among more people.
    Also, the type of work, depending on your department, can be very repetitive and leave you wondering about work elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to recommendations of lower management as they are doing what they can with what they have. They need additional support and not budget cuts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of learning

    Product Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood knowledge, great products, continuously incoming new projects

    ConsMicromanagement, not open to new ideas, too short development cycles

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop overloading people with work and extend development cycles to have stable products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work thus Far...

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsOpportunities for advancement...(Quickly if your in the right place at the right time)

    Technology driven

    Free software...Great for the engineering individual

    Coworkers are friendly and eager to help you succeed with your goals and tasks

    Location

    ConsDesk Job...( at least there are good views and plenty of windows)

    Seems like they never using the ventilation system because it is always stuffy and warm in the office... makes me uncomfortable

    Oversight in project management leads to lots of delayed releases for software and upgraded features

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut together a better benefit package, continue to push the innovation envelope, and bring the older software out of the stone age!

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

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    Great place to work and grow with great peers

    Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsTons of benefits and training, very useful as an engineering intern

    ConsAll engineering is done from behind a desk

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work, Great things appear to be coming

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

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