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AspenTech Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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AspenTech President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Pietri
Antonio Pietri
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Pros
  • AspenTech has really good benefits and they seem to get progressively better year over year (in 16 reviews)

  • Great Products with excellent technologies to work and learn (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No work from home ever" mentality (in 13 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The current new Asset Performance Management (APM) strategy that I'm a team member of is extremely exciting to me. We are a thought leader in the APM market place especially when it comes to the industrialization of machine learning. This is the future of manufacturing, as it is rapidly becoming in so many other consumer industries.

    Cons

    Coming from an emerging startup company, it has been hard to adjust to the increased demands of attending many meetings on a weekly basis


  2. "Senior Sales Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security and training. Aspen is also ahead of other technology companies. Tons of career advancement with acquisitions.

    Cons

    They have hired some dead weight that needs to be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. "Sr. Sales account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Product/Good Market Position/Broad Product Portfolio

    Cons

    Micro Management/No respect to employee/Lay off frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Be open mind


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Wouldn't go back"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent people

    Cons

    0 culture, ineffective management, poor training, no performance incentives

    Advice to Management

    See cons


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Avoid this bad carnival ride"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super at price gouging clients after locking them into long term contracts, excellent at deceiving customers, micromanagement by incompetent pencil pushers, constant churn & burn of the workforce, anyone there more than a year is looking for a new job, hanging on for retirement, or holding out for money owed.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, dishonest about discretionary payment metrics used to limit your compensation, don't pay on time & shortchange commissions, narcissistic managers, lousy customer support, high turnover, broken products, complex contracts, purposely employ a very small legal team so customer requests or contract changes are abandoned after lengthy delays.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror while thinking about why your turnover rate is the highest in the industry and you have a mass exodus of clients.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "International Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internal training, interaction with other departments or divisions, policies in place, growing company, good camaraderie with coworkers, salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Some senior finance team members have a very "old fashioned" managerial style. They are bosses not leaders. Lack of motivation. Very limited room to grow internally.

    Advice to Management

    The mid level management needs to be overseen closely. They smile when their superiors are around but not when they are alone with their subordinates.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "not recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, normal amount of vacation time

    Cons

    on the clock 24/7 no matter what time of day, day of week, holiday included

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better

  8. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    No Work from Home policy


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Average Employer - Typical Pitfalls"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AspenTech Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AspenTech Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent facilities
    - Opportunity for advancement if ambitious enough
    - Job security (difficult to be let go, see cons for more info)
    - 3 weeks vacation starting for new hires
    - Talented R&D and technical departments

    Cons

    - Managers lacking in management skills (lack of 'working' managers creates disconnects between management and employees).
    - HR keeps under-performing individuals and 'dead weight' far too long. It's virtually impossible to be let go at this company creating heavier workloads for the few quality employees.
    - Management plays favorites which undermines the company's desire for employees to take initiatives to better the company. Ideas and process improvements from others not in 'the favorite few' circle are let to slip by the wayside.
    - Work/life balance is non-existent. Operating a global company has it's demands, yet staffing is so bare-bones that there is zero work/life balance.
    - Poor pay for positions when compared to other employers in the greater Boston area (Engineer positions are competitive, but business positions are severely lacking).

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn how to be better people managers and reconnect with employees. Morale is consistently shaky at best, and a large portion of this is due to questionable managers within the company. Supervisors do a good job on the day-to-day workflow management but employees look towards department managers for proper leaderships which is missing more often than not.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Aspentech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good ground level employees
    Decent starting Salary

    Cons

    Management set in ways
    Review cycles with minimal increases

    Advice to Management

    Seek to understand, before being understood


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