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ANSYS Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance giving you time to think and develop ideas of your own (in 19 reviews)

  • The awesome work environment is just another added incentive for your employment there (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is filled with idiots (in 8 reviews)

  • low salary, difficult task to do (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Not too exciting or dynamic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Engineer Intern in Concord, MA
    Former Intern - Product Engineer Intern in Concord, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern

    Pros

    Research Environment and nice people

    Cons

    No care given to the entry level engineers
    Feedback is not taken from Interns
    New ideas are not given much importance unless it's coming from the manager

    Advice to Management

    Please look at how Interns and and entry level engineers are treated. Try to keep a check on how they are inducted to the workplace.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good at engineering simulation industry

    Cons

    Behind of rapid growing Web application

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Co-op at ANSYS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good connections, great environment

    Cons

    Who your manager is makes all the difference in the experience. Some are great, some are mind numbingly horrible

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire co-ops if you wont have enough work for them to do


  4. "OK company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Stability..
    flexible hours..good work life balance

    Cons

    Little scope to enhance your technical/engineering knowledge


  5. "Testing Engineer Intern/Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ANSYS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern...
    Chances of converting to a full-time position depending on the team you are in.
    Got to learn how to use some new computational tools that the company is developing.
    Flexible timings as long as you work the required 40 hours in a week.

    Manager was very understanding about my slow learning curve, days off, etc.
    Everybody is very helpful and prompt.

    Cons

    Pay for the same position is $10/hour less than the equivalent competitor FEA company.
    Many bugs found in the software were never fixed and simply postponed to the next year's release.
    Intern work is not too challenging. Sometimes I was simply going through the motions without having to think.

    Advice to Management

    Most of your competitors in the FEA industry are paying more for all positions.


  6. "Good luck if you are not at HQ"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Respect employees
    Follow policy due to being a government contractor.

    Cons

    Not much love to branches
    Grow by acquisition.
    Not much training.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus with innovation. Invest in the employee.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "OK company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time

    Pros

    It is the company if you like to do engineering simulation software, such as mechanical design, fluid simulation, electronic simulation, etc.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in east coast, and kind of old-style and lack of incentives to motivate people like what companies in the silicon valley do.

    Advice to Management

    It is better to have a clear incentive plan to motivate employees, and also clear company organization hierarchy and title system to put right people at right place.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Decent compensation for your frustration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, annual bonuses, some location flexibility, flexibility to move between teams. No pressure to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    Some software projects are poorly designed, resulting in high code churn and low morale. Many developers have gotten frustrated and left. Have a serious track record for buying out other companies rather than hiring employees and developing internally.

    Advice to Management

    Admit your failures. Put some faith in your own employees to get the job done rather than overspending on external investments.


  9. "Not bad~"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ANSYS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is not very tight~! Relax.

    Cons

    People here rarely talk to each other, even for those who are in the same group but not the same team.

    Advice to Management

    At least host company party twice a year.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Decent but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ANSYS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Work with very bright people.
    - Develop cutting edge simulation software.
    - Decent pay.
    - Free soft drinks.

    Cons

    - A lot of bureaucracy to deal with in a fairly small company.
    - Very top-down management philosophy. New ideas are expected to flow from upper levels down, rarely from rank and file up.
    - IT department does not have a culture of customer satisfaction. Does not work well with development.
    - Corporate strategy is to grow through acquisition instead of by creating new products/ideas internally.
    - Not a lot of love and affection lavished on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe, just once in a while, loosen up on the purse strings and do something nice for the employees. Not just snacks and cookies in the lunch room, but a fancy dinner cruise or something. A free t-shirt or a mug once in a while. Something.


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