AspenTech Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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3.0
54%
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AspenTech President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Pietri
Antonio Pietri
125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Stable organization, good benefits(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good Environment, good people to help and consult you(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also work from home is not an official company policy (though most managers are okay with it), so there aren't great resources in place to accommodate(in 19 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not care much about employees: anyone can be easily replaced by somebody else(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Can't say enough about this amazing company. What a path its taken and its future surely is bright!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Business Operations in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Leadership, Thriving Culture, Smart People, Solid financials, Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The company sometimes stands in its own way for innovation

  2. "Smart people, culture improving, but now upward mobility"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I work with some of the smartest, passionate colleagues I have ever worked with. Employees are innovative, passionate and committed despite the culture, which is improving ever so slowly

    Cons

    There are too few career development opportunities. The culture is still old-school

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Very difficult company to work for"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You somewhat get a good work-life balance as you are not having to put many "after hours" in to your work. The colleagues are great as well. You get a lot of PTO, but they complain when you take it. My advice is to just use your PTO because either way, management will not be happy.

    Cons

    There are way to many processes that make the sales cycle extremely slow and inefficient. You spend more time on internal tasks and non-revenue generating processes than you do selling. Everything you do is tracked and micro managed, and the KPI's are unrealistic along with all of the other mundane tasks that we have to do. New processes are added in every time one small thing happens so they can slap your hand when something goes wrong as that is their solution to anything. That's what happens with you work for a company run by engineers, not business minded people. There were very few promotions through my time there and no internal growth path for employees. People have to leave the company for a promotion. I saw 2 promotions on my team in 3 years. AspenTech is not customer focused and is a very difficult environment to sell in. It is a good resume builder though, as the industry recognizes how difficult it is to work for AspenTech. It is an old company that is stuck in its old ways.

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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Can't wait to quit"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of Sick Days to use

    Cons

    Where to begin? The Customer Care supervisors and manager are rude, ignorant and understand very little about the job. They don't pay attention to our needs and like to blow smoke all the time, when we see how fake they are. They are so afraid of their boss in Houston that they throw us under the bus whenever they can.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Stable Company to Work For"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Server License in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible Hours, Fun Culture

    Cons

    Too many executive changes each year

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable organization, good benefits

    Cons

    Struggling with shift from old to new culture

  7. Helpful (11)

    "Extremely dated company with a talent deficiency"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bedford, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great products, market leader. - Good work/life balance - Some good benefits, some not so good.

    Cons

    This company is managed and run like a company in the 1990's. Extremely bureaucratic, slow, governed processes, systems and tools. CEO and entire C-level team is very old school and uninspiring. Zero trust from upper leadership with there employees. No work from home and everything is on lock-down unless you get the appropriate permissions, which sometimes needs to come from CEO himself which is a red flag that he gets involved in such low level decisions. There is a severe lack of talent at AspenTech. They attract people later in their careers who are either set in their ways or lack the motivation to fight the uphill battles for change. The good workers usually come and go pretty quickly. To their credit they seem to recognize some of these flaws and are attempting to undergo a leadership transformation. Unfortunately for change to truly happen, it has to start at the top, and the CEO is too stubborn and old school to change at this point in his career.

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  8. "Opportunity to influence corporate culture change"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is undergoing a huge (and much-needed) cultural change which means being an active participant in leading the company towards a positive, new direction. Every day I feel like the things I'm doing and working on are meaningful and actually influencing the future of the company – it's a great opportunity to have a small-company feel while also having resources of a large, global operation. Solid work-life balance is also encouraged as part of the culture change, which is definitely appreciated.

    Cons

    Change is happening, but can sometimes feel like it's moving at a glacial pace. There are definitely still a few people slow to adopt new ways of working and thinking. Because of that, sometimes you have to work incredibly diligently to get ideas across the line and change people's mindsets. Also work from home is not an official company policy (though most managers are okay with it), so there aren't great resources in place to accommodate.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Micromanagement - NO TRUST - Don't GO There"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AspenTech full-time

    Pros

    Good company product and vision.

    Cons

    Low salary, management does not trust employees (no work from home), place is run by control freaks. HR is pitiful. Just puppets. Regularly firing people is what they like to do best.

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Decent place to start, but dangerous to stay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer I in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work/life balance - no one really expects you to work over your 8 hrs/day - Moving toward agile - Some efforts to innovate with new(ish) APM unit - Good health insurance

    Cons

    - Still largely waterfall - Managers that never wanted to be managers - "We've always done it this way" mentality - Little opportunity for growth/promotion for most (though these opportunities exist for a select few) - Significantly under-market pay across most departments

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