PTC Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance with good career opportunities (in 50 reviews)

  • Possible to work from home once or twice a week (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes a stretch (in 19 reviews)

  • Even though upper management talks about being more like Google, they fail to implement policies that would make it so (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    On a fast track to change and innovate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Company is quickly moving resources and making acquisitions in a very hot space, the Internet of Things - Still focused on growing its core business (CAD, PLM, etc.) for thousands of customers - Culture of empowerment. If you are willing to step up, make things happen, you can succeed and thrive - Strong, compelling vision from the CEO - Good flow of communication despite being a larger, geographically dispersed business

    Cons

    - Rate of change may be difficult for some - Culture going through transition and that always takes time

    Advice to Management

    Pedal to the metal on the growth strategies. Better coffee and free soda.


  2. Dir SW-Engineering

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    Former Employee - Director R&D in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Director R&D in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment, many great benefits, huge collection of smart colleagues, good senior manegment

    Cons

    volatile employment situation, job security is not one of the attributes here. Work/Life balance suffers from globalization

    Advice to Management

    focus on employees, maintain more steady heading, try to keep employee rather than turning over annually


  3. Innovation Requires Constant Change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time

    Pros

    A creative company that is spearheaded with great thought leadership, PTC is an exciting place to work. We have exciting and diverse customers who design and support their products with our products - their products are around you every day. We sponsor FIRST, and in recent years have been fostering a culture that understands and supports the importance of family and work life balance. Work life balance will always be harder for those that must travel.

    Cons

    We are a large company that changes focus as market opportunities arise. This ambiguity and change can be difficult and disrupting for some. It can also be quite be difficult to move up depending on where you are in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to support the old products (and employees) as we chase the new dreams.


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  5. Best decision I ever made

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, people, pay, benefits, internal Eco system, training and all the resources to be successful. PTC wants you to be a long time employee and provides everything you need to be proficient and excell at your job. From the CEO down leadership is great and motivates you to grown and challenge yourself. When you find a company of like minded people as yourself and can truly embrace the culture and what they have to offer you know you have made the right decision and found a life long career. I am proud to say that about PTC and to be apart of such a great company.

    Cons

    Nothing. I have found everything to be great here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. So far all I have seen are leaders and motivators in management roles here. Everyone wants their teams to grow and be successful. The micromanaging and intimidation that runs in other companies is not present here and we need to keep hiring and promoting these type of people to stay within the leadership ranks.


  6. Great people, tons of opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility. Lots of smart, talented people to work with . Tons of variety in projects and opportunities to pitch ideas and recommendations that more often than not are heard and acted upon. Overall great work environment.

    Cons

    Career development tools are plenty, but lack clear advice and direction on how to work with them to create a clear learning path, especially for the average employee.

    Advice to Management

    It's an exciting time to be working at PTC right now. We are on the cutting edge of technology that will transform so many things in our industry. Keep focused on the long term goal, but keep short term successes in mind as well. We need to be celebrating both.


  7. Helpful (3)

    First Class People, Second Class Products, Class-less Strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quick and fast paced environment. Great People (although they are leaving in droves). Some technologies actually work.

    Cons

    No coherent product-strategy. Acquisitions reminds of a spoilt child at a do-it-yourself store, buying a few things and scrapping what could not be made sense of. Zero focus on customer or employees. Some employees had reduction in base salary and an increase in variable pay to show net increase. Dog-eat-dog culture. NO work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    If the intent is to make quick-money and move on to the next technology for the same purpose, you will never make it to a list of the most innovative companies. Stock prices do not buy long-term respect. If you are dressing it up for sale, you're doing a good job.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Lack of clear direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PTC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, ok work life balance, flexible work hours and location and plenty of time off

    Cons

    Never ending layoffs, meetings, wage freezes, and layer upon layer of mid management

    Advice to Management

    To get anything accomplished one has to jump through flaming hoops and then sit through interminable meetings. If you truly want to run like a startup get rid of the sticky red tape and foster a true environment of collaboration.


  9. Great company with very promising future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    strong leadership, innovation leader, fun culture

    Cons

    can't think of any thing


  10. Helpful (3)

    Conflicted: sometimes fun, however, always watching for pink slip no matter how important or successful.

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    Current Employee - Principal Global Services Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Global Services Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good perks, good people, and good products. Telecommuting allowed. Reasonable vacation policy including your Birthday off. Have exiting new technologies.

    Cons

    Care more about money than their customers or employees. Preach great about importance of employees, but are quick to lay them off no matter how important to success. Pay ceiling. They believe any experienced person can be replaced with several less experience in India. Investments in new companies are at expense of salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    need to understand difference between experience person completing tasks in week and cheap labor doing same work in months. Have a direction and stay with it. Don't veer every six months.


  11. Worked @ PTC fot three years

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Blaine, MN

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building. Nice cafeteria. Nice landscaping. Get two computer screens. good IT department.

    Cons

    Too many projects at once. Too many changes in direction.

    Advice to Management

    do what you want.



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