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AspenTech Reading Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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AspenTech President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Pietri
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  • No work from home ever" mentality (in 14 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good company to work for but poor compensation"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office
    Good location
    Easy access to public transport

    Cons

    Poor Compensation
    Long working hours
    Management are very controlling and no career progression
    Poor IT equipment's

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so controlling and trust employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother"

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    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and an OK starting salary if you are stepping into sales
    AT is a good stepping stone.

    Cons

    no progression
    below market pay for promotions
    to much politics

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and pay their worth! 5 billion dollar company which doesn't care about the sales teams

  3. Helpful (10)

    "EMEA Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - EMEA Sales Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - EMEA Sales Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zero, apart from maybe the annual sales kick off which is generally in a nice location and well catered for.

    Cons

    This is singularly the most dysfunctional company I've ever worked for and they are the epitome of everything that's wrong in the corporate world. The CEO is a complete control freak and his tight grip on control stifles every ounce of willingness to go above and beyond. In fact he told me that employee engagement surveys are a farce designed to make companies spend millions only to get good reviews. The customer comes last in their eyes, they value their dysfunctional process so much that they seldom deviate from protocol even if it's causing the customer pain. The sales reps are celebrated for charging above list price which may be great for profit but not great for customers. If it weren't for a strong product there would be no reason to deal with them at all.

    Advice to Management

    When competition develop a product that is comparable your customers will leave in droves because they have been over-charged and under-served for decades.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Opportunities, People, Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Alot of room for growth into various role, in my short time so far I have seen alot of promotion of grad students.
    Trips to the US, young and energetic team. Very pleasant and intelligent people. Look forward to Mondays.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about the company at all!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great Job, so happy to be part of the AspenTech family and the winning team,


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible company to work for. Culture of bullying and fear"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Professional in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Professional in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good product line good place for people who want to very little

    Cons

    Strict senior management no room to air your ideas. You have a dictator instead of a leader
    A place full of nonsense and sick politics.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and coach and tailor talents
    Resolve conflicts


  6. "A True High-Tech Company with leading position in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people among cubical fences

    Cons

    Headquarter have tight hand gribs on everything.

    Advice to Management

    Be of more democracy and listen, and think...


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Want to sell your soul in exchange for high bonus and a de-humanizing process?-Join Aspen"

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    Current Employee - Excel Ninja in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Excel Ninja in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are fantastic. No real competition in many product areas so they continue to cough up the $$$$s.

    Cons

    All staff terrified of taking any responsibility. Free thinking and debate is stamped on from Executive team downward. Corruption and lies allowed, promoted and encouraged to make the executive reports look good.

    Advice to Management

    You hire experienced staff, listen to them and trust them. Learn form the current number of leavers before the trickle turns into a flood.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "AspenTech is no where near where it could be if employees at all levels were recognized and motivated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, creative and friendly professionals working in the Reading UK office

    Cons

    No room for creativity, well-being, recognition, nor motivation/incentiveness.
    Strictly no respect for employees, which yet are at the core of business.

    Advice to Management

    Speachless since useless.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Thank you AspenTech!"

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    Current Employee - Permanent in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Permanent in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Descent package including great health insurance

    Cons

    No career progression (unless you are with the gods...)
    Fear policy and blaming culture
    Upper Management clearly ignoring employees red flags and creative ideas, "if you don't like it, there is the door" attitude (Fusco)
    Deep down growing general demotivation
    Very heavy atmosphere
    90% of the employees I know are active on the job market . The Leakage the previous person mentioned has started. Numbers talk. Good luck to you all.

    Advice to Management

    AspenTech won't care.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Massive leakage ahead!"

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    Current Employee - I Don't Want to BE Hanged for Making the Truth Public in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - I Don't Want to BE Hanged for Making the Truth Public in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Descent benefits and package in industry
    Lovely, knowledgeable, extremely capable and trustworthy people working there.
    Fantastic multi-culutural ambiance made... by the people!

    Cons

    No company culture appart from shameless tirany and fear coming from the top down
    Close to non-existing (micro) Management due to ingorance of the industry and European markets
    No respect from the top down
    Promotions are political instead of based on true recognition
    Probably more managers, directors, and above all useless VPs than in any other company
    Blaming policy

    Advice to Management

    Cary on what it is you are doing so well, whatever the people making what AspenTech is today, when competition hits hard, please do blame employees and not your excellent strategy...


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