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AspenTech Overview

Bedford, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (AZPN)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – for energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering and construction, and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. With integrated aspenONE ... Read more

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AspenTech – Why Work For Us?

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We’re obsessed with innovation and continuous improvement —  from our MIT roots to our scores of product industry firsts to our extraordinarily talented employees who ask “what if” every day… stretching the boundaries of what’s possible is part of our DNA.

Our software tackles the most complex  process manufacturing challenges, creating value and improving profitability for our customers.  The industries that drive our economies and touch our lives are optimized by aspenONE software every day.  The world’s leading oil & gas, chemical, engineering & construction, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods companies all rely on AspenTech to run their business.

Hear from members of AspenTech’s leadership team on their process industry insight and how we generate superior financial and operating results for our customers.


With integrated aspenONE software, process manufacturers can optimize their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chains.  AspenTech customers are better able to achieve operational excellence —  increasing capacity, improving margins, reducing costs, becoming more energy efficient, ensuring safety, and shrinking their carbon footprint.

Our products represent the industry standard in process optimization, helping more than 150,000 users at over 1,750 companies drive profitability faster and more efficiently than ever before.


We always ask the question "What if you could...?"

At AspenTech, we love questions. We are a company that is driven by curiosity, exploration, and finding a better way to meet challenges head on. We value out-of-the box thinkers who embrace change and aspire to make a difference. Are you curious about what life is like as an AspenTech team member?


Innovation. Collaboration. Execution. — AspenTech's core principles that guide how we operate. We strive to be the best and believe that having a culture of innovation, working together and being both creative and disciplined in our thinking helps us deliver value to our customers and makes working at AspenTech a unique experience for our employees. 



Your Contributions CountOur 1,300+ employees have made AspenTech the #1 process optimization software company, but we haven’t let success go to our heads! Actually, we like to think that we are pretty down to earth. Our teams are a hardworking mix of seasoned and budding professionals with a flair for tackling hard problems. While our market impact is big, we offer many of the advantages of a smaller organization. Every employee has a real opportunity to make important contributions that directly benefit our customers and drive our success. At AspenTech, you can develop your career in a global company that’s large enough to have good resources, but small enough so that you are noticed at the highest levels.


Career DevelopmentEmployees are encouraged to take an active role in shaping their careers and AspenTech is committed to helping with our “Get Ready” Career Development Program. Whether it be career talks where employees gain insight from successful colleagues or an openess for candid conversations with managers or mentors, employees have all the resources they need to grow. We strive to promote from within and grow our future leaders from the ground up.


Community Involvement — While we are a global company, we value our local communities and supporting charitable causes that our employees are passionate about. AspenTech’s Charitable Contributions Program helps employees give back to their favorite charities and make a difference towards improving the lives of others. We are geared towards organizations whose mission involve educational programs for the disadvantaged, human/social services, children in need and medical research.


Milestones & Innovations

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Start your future with an opportunity to excel at AspenTech

More than thirty years ago, a group of innovative students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) made the transition from academics to business to help found Aspen Technology and change the world of process optimization. AspenTech continues to work with the leading universities of the world through our university recruitment program.

The university graduates represent the next generation of AspenTech experts – high-potential technical and business talent who will learn from and complement our highly experienced teams, which include a wide range of roles. The goal of the program is to create the right blend of seasoned professionals and new talent, with an eye toward the future.

We are targeting bright graduates with the following majors (or variations of):

  • Engineering (Chemical, Operations Research/Industrial) 
  • Computer Science 
  • Management Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Business

In addition to expertise in their fields, we look for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn a range of business and technical specialties. Ingenuity, determination, a competitive spirit and commitment to the highest ethical standards -- that's what it takes to be succcessful at AspenTech.

We are attending career fairs and on-campus activities at universities around the world. We hope to see you there!


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 AspenTech Industry Experience Program

For over 30 years AspenTech people have built a reputation as the foremost experts in process optimization. The world's biggest energy and chemical companies rely on us to help them run their operations. The Industry Experience Program was created to prepare the next generation of experts in this field.







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    Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AspenTech (Boston, MA) in March 2017.


    I applied online to the job posted less than 2 days ago. They scheduled a phone interview for screening. It lasted 30 minutes. They immediately scheduled onsite interviews, where 4 interviewers took interviews for 45 minutes each.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mostly on previous work experience. They go through every bit on your resume. Some questions were
       why particular framework, why that language. Have you worked in a legacy -
       non legacy code environment? Explain challenges you faced? Why would you like to work on particular technology? etc.  
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AspenTech Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Growth Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Most Innovative Growth Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • Most Innovative Growth Companies (IT Software & Services), Forbes Magazine, 2014
  • Best Energy Management Technology, Asian Manfacturing Awards, 2013
  • Readers’ Choice Award, Chemical Processing Magazine, 2012
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