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ANSYS Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance giving you time to think and develop ideas of your own (in 19 reviews)

  • Good work environment, very nice people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • relatively low salary and bonus (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management is filled with idiots (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Mature Market - Disorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, leadership cheap with employees

    Cons

    Employee morale very low, people not willing to help, very disorganized culture
    territories are too small for mature market - unrealistic quotas- boys club mentality in sales

    Advice to Management

    Make big changes to retain top talent, look at your leaders and make changes as needed...


  2. Helpful (3)

    "On wrong direction, hopefully it turns"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Europa, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Europa, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ANSYS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good technology
    - lots of clever people
    - People are very hard working and helpful
    - Payment is good

    Cons

    - Lots of acquisitions that gives impression of loosing focus
    - Some managers are destroying this awesome company
    - Company has become to rigid when it comes to listen to field (Sales, application engineers).

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your employees voice
    - Let people talk to identify and remove problems
    - Please hire competent managers and not only give title to people that do not deserve the title. They are very harmful for the business...
    Good that the new CEO has already started with this cleaning!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong product line across multiple physics disciplines.

    Cons

    Highly political environment. Lots of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees in a more positive manner.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "ANSYS Employment Outlook"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very capable workforce. Very good technology.

    Cons

    The nature of the CAE industry is that it is maturing, and the only way for a company like ANSYS to grow is to invest heavily in new growth paths. However, in recent years the executive team remains more so fixated on cash flow and operating margin, which isn't necessarily incorrect, yet in this case it's at the expense of developing new products and new sales channels. This has left the company in the position where new growth is difficult. A plateau is basically there. ANSYS is not unique, and other significant CAE firms in the space are falling to acquisition in recent years. Only work for ANSYS in a position that you expect to survive an acquisition, as that's the likely next step for this firm, and it appears that's the senior management team's strategy from their actions if not their statements.

    Also recognize that if you enter this company in a junior or mid-level position there are few opportunities for advancement beyond mid-level ranks. The company is not growing significantly in terms of organic growth, which is needed for the organization to grow accordingly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ANSYS full-time

    Pros

    Large, stable company. Operate out of many offices around the world. Decent opportunity for advancement or mobility within the company.

    Cons

    My company was part of an acquisition and the way it was handled and continues to be handled is terrible. They have no clue how to integrate companies once acquired. The company is bogged down by processes and much of their marketing team have technical backgrounds and know little to nothing about marketing. Their HR department is awful - hard to reach and not very nice people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to acquire companies.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company takes leading role in engineering simulation industry.

    Cons

    The company has gradually lost those good old traditions and became more management judgement than technology innovation. Employees concern more office politics than engineering itself.

    Advice to Management

    Please give opportunities to people who can do a good job, not to those who are good at playing politics.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Growing company with heavy turnover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Been with the company for many years and the money can be good when you have a good year. The company is also aggressive about acquiring technology to complement their offering.

    Cons

    In the San Jose, CA location there is heavy turnover. It's a tough environment where the top players get ousted on occasion and new employees are often washed out quickly. Morale has gone done as of late and the word seems to be getting around that this isn't a company that values their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look towards achieving common beliefs and values across all locations in the sales teams.


  9. "Customer Relations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Coordinator in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Coordinator in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment where you can work at your own pace.

    Cons

    No room for growth within Business Operations.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend to care that Business Operations employees matter...


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Big company nonesense"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer in Concord, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    According to my bank statements, they pay me. Additionally, I occasionally get to take a day off.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of bureaucratic nonsense. You are nothing more than a body to do a job. They expect loyalty, but give none. You can work your butt off and get nothing, but you enter AM instead of PM on an expense report and you get written up.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as part of the solution to a problem and not as the problem.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Testing Engineer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Office environment is good

    Cons

    No career growth and lot of politics



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