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Updated January 12, 2018
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Altair Engineering Founder and CEO James R. Scapa
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  1. "Amazing company with terrific leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altair Engineering full-time

    Pros

    -Management understands how to lead their employees
    -Welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    -Not very many I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing


  2. "very good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work-life balance, innovative coworkers

    Cons

    low visibility of low level engineers

    Advice to Management

    more clear career path and better pay

  3. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altair Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, work culture, great benefits

    Cons

    None at this this time.


  4. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is good around the office and there are lots of benefits to take advantage of.

    Cons

    It can feel like you are always on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with employees about the status of their employment.


  5. "Great Atmosphere at Altair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home, great people, creative environment.

    Cons

    Not many, you might not get paid as much but the environment more than makes up for that. Increasing vacation time past 2 weeks takes longer than most companies.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altair Engineering (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really do not think that there is any.

    Cons

    Jim Scapa the CEO is the most arrogant person you will ever meet.
    HR does not know what they are doing.
    Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees or you are going to keep losing top talent.


  7. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good coding experience

    Cons

    Not a very organized internship program

    Advice to Management

    assign more hands-on mentors to the interns

  8. "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altair Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company for fresh graduate students. Fantastic work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of upper, middle, and low management leadership and professional growth/development. The focus is mainly on themselves rather than helping out others. Do not help employees in major disaster (times of emergency or need)

    Advice to Management

    Develop a plan where employees learn, challenge, and grow professionally.


  9. "Great company, excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Design Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company culture with amazing benefits. No complaints.

    Cons

    Too many decisions left in the hands of product teams, not always enough top-down mandates making their way to product teams.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Pay is bellow average market

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.


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