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Bentley Systems Overview

Exton, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Each solution is designed to ensure that information flows between processes and project team members ... Read more

Mission: Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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Bentley Systems – Why Work For Us?

At its core, Bentley Systems is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure, including roadways, bridges, airports, skyscrapers, industrial and power plants as well as utility networks.  Bentley delivers solutions for the entire lifecycle of the infrastructure asset, tailored to the needs of the various professions – the engineers, architects, planners, contractors, fabricators, IT managers, operators and maintenance engineers – who will work on and work with that asset over its lifetime. Comprised of integrated applications and services built on an open platform, each solution is designed to ensure that information flows between workflow processes and project team members to enable interoperability and collaboration.

Bentley’s commitment to our user community extends beyond delivering the most complete and integrated software – it pairs our products with exceptional service and support. Access to technical support teams 24/7, a global professional services organization and continuous learning opportunities through product training, online seminars and academic programs define our commitment to current and future generations of infrastructure professionals.

With our broad product range, strong global presence, and pronounced emphasis on our commitment to our neighbors, Bentley is much more than a software company – we are engaged functioning members of the global community. Our successes are determined by the skills, dedication, and involvement of extraordinary Bentley colleagues around the world. 

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake.

Bentley UP (University Program)

Take the same path as many current colleagues by beginning your career with a Bentley Systems internship. Internships are offered worldwide in multiple departments including: software development, marketing, sales, finance, information technology, human resources, professional services, and legal. Have challenging, relevant, and interesting tasks every day while working on real projects. You will have a mentor to help and guide you throughout your internship. You will be considered as part of the team and work together with other colleagues and interns toward a common goal. Participate in locally sponsored activities and after work events. Bentley colleagues are committed to making your experience educational, interesting, and successful. 

Grow and develop your professional career with us, just as these former interns have! 

Discover what drives our colleagues at – and outside of – work


We believe innovation is the way to engineer the future. Roughly 25% of our revenue is invested in R&D, and we have invested over $1 billion in R&D and acquisitions since 2008. At Bentley, we encourage creative thinking and initiative. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology such as 3D printing, mobile apps, and information modeling. You can show your potential by participating in Innovation Days, where colleagues work in teams to submit breakthrough ideas to executives, with the top products going to production. You will create the tools and systems today that engineers will use tomorrow!


Join our colleagues who give back to communities near and far. From mentoring children to building houses, from serving on the board of community organizations to supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education initiatives, you can follow your passion for volunteering. Experience global diversity working with colleagues based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Corporate Responsibility

Since our founding in 1984, our colleagues have embraced a culture of “giving back” to the communities in which we live and work. Join us in giving back in a way that is close to your heart. A few of the organizations we partner with include Engineers Without Borders, The Hunger Project, Water For People, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and many more.

Global Diversity

You will benefit from global diversity working with colleagues of different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives based in more than 50 countries worldwide. We strive to promote diversity of thought. Our teams leverage the talents of people from all over the world, and almost half our colleagues are managed by someone on a different continent. Be part of a globally diverse organization where you will never stop learning.

Team Work

Teams are crucial to our success at Bentley. We believe our colleagues bring out the best in each other. You will work with some of the top minds in the industry, and leverage your strengths by working with others. You will participate in team-building activities with your team, your department, even your office. From family-friendly company picnics to trust-building activities to formal corporate galas, you can attend company-sponsored events to build relationships with your colleagues.

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    The work-life balance and family-friendly nature have been much appreciated and what has kept me loyal for 10+ years. Work with good, smart people. Lots of opportunities for learning. If you show an interest in a certain topic, you may have the opportunity bring that knewly attained knowledge into Bentley as an SME.


    Opportunity to grow in role, sometimes the opportunity to advance may be slower than some people want.

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Bentley Systems Photos

Bentley Systems photo of: A model of our main TPB building in Exton created with our Acute3D software.
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bentley Systems (Exton, PA) in July 2017.


    Streamlined and to the point, active communication which matched up with the timelines that were set. From application submission to first contact was less than a week, after which there was a phone screening with the recruiter. Additional week for a phone interview with the hiring manager, at which point the determination was made the same day to bring me in for an in-person the following week. In-person was with the hiring manager and telco to two team members. A week after this, an offer was extended. Start to finish it was about a month, refreshing change of pace for a larger company.

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