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ANSYS Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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ANSYS President and Chief Executive Officer Ajei S. Gopal
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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. "Software Development Coop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good at engineering simulation industry
    - Cutting edge simulation Technology
    - Lot of learning opportunities.
    - Employees in ANSYS HQ Mechanical unit are some of the smartest and highly skilled people you would meet.

    Cons

    - Employee morale very low. Not welcoming to interns.

    Advice to Management

    Make big changes, stop the talented people from leaving


  2. "principal engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Electrical Mechanical and CFD House

    Cons

    24/7 engineering and service mind are required on this job

    Advice to Management

    keep good engineer

  3. "Software Engineering Itern"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible time, good team comunication

    Cons

    low salary, difficult task to do. You have to use C++


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart managers, people are easy to work with, still a sort of small-company feel. The people at the company were great to work with. Decent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Always acquiring new companies for technologies rather than building from within. Upper management does not really promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the employees and company you currently have, not just buy out the competition! It will lead to a better, more cohesive portfolio of software products.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Testing"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Testing Engineer (Co-op) in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate Testing Engineer (Co-op) in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ANSYS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely personable and responsive employers, flexible hours, beautiful new building, amazing lunch catering at a great price, and much room to take your career where you want it if you just ask and put in the work.

    Cons

    As a mechanical engineer, I felt like I was stuck behind a desk and computer way too often. Most of the engineers in Corporate Testing have mechanical engineering degrees, but the work is mostly computer oriented, highly repetitive, and does not require much mechanical engineering knowledge. I will be searching for a future career that pertains more to my major.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering oriented organization, stable job

    Cons

    Management isn't great, bureaucratic, not transparent where you'd expect, HR is barely staffed - very unresponsive

    Advice to Management

    Reduce buraucracy. Be more innovative, the organization has to grow faster so employees can grow


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Sr. Software Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Work environment is laid back.
    2. Salary is decent
    3. Work can be interesting.

    Cons

    1. Upper management is filled with idiots.
    2. HR thinks that it is doing everyone a favor
    3. Raises are capped at inflation level

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Talented people are leaving.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company for a Stable Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Work-life Balance
    - Interesting problems to solve
    - Stability
    - Low pressure environment
    - Good Work culture and Employees

    Cons

    - Old Software Technology
    - Slow Personal Growth
    - Located way out side of the city,
    - Challenges in attracting best talent
    - Lot of process & trying to fit one process to every team


  9. "Strategic Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is right on par with other software companies. Promote largely from within, and has a positive sales culture where managers have an interest in seeing their team succeed.

    Cons

    Company is slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Everything doesnt need to move at a glacial pace. Just because something has always been done a specific way doesn't mean that it is the best way of doing something.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ANSYS is a leader in engineering design and simulation space. That is because it possesses visionary leadership that has systematically executed on a well laid out strategy. It is a good place to work and has a collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    On balance, the issues are likely similar to other places.

    Advice to Management

    Keep executing!


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