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Bentley Systems Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a family oriented company that really fosters work-life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Great work environment and culture (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Co-workers are helpful. Projects are interesting and well-organized.

    Cons

    It takes a very long time to move up to next level, company is not really growing. Some managers are very good, and some should not be managers at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the developers getting the work done and don't make obstacles for them.


  2. "Excellent place to work"

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

    I have been working at Bentley Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, management are coaches, not bosses. Solid pay, great benefits. Great products and services.

    Cons

    Some products, mostly acquisitions, have a issues. Really no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Working Environment. Stable. Friendly management. Work Live balance is good. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Takes long time when it comes to approvals. Some internal processes are complicated. salary are not at best


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Be Cautious"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Spirit, Feels like a family owned business

    Cons

    Management controls cost through the management of the employee population. Company lays off and hiring slows down or stops when sales are down. 2015 has seen a large layoff.


  6. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fleming Island, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fleming Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with-management was authentic and real.

    Cons

    Recent RIF's have been negative on moral


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice Preident in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Vice Preident in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bentley continues to innovate technically, commercially and recently organizationally. Many outside the box opportunities for colleagues that might otherwise take a narrow view of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Change is constant -- important for employees to keep perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Communications is key. Continue the investment in management training.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Smart people and good products, need focus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and good products. Going public should help management get focus. Solid business in terms of consistent revue performance.

    Cons

    Reorganizations are too regular, and generally just shuffle the same leaders - very political at mid/upper management levels. Not enough resources in any group - trying to do too many things and have spread people and budgets too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people and hold executives accountable. Be more transparent in how each team is doing, and what the internal measures of success are. Get advice on organizational changes from a broader pool of employees.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Could not get out of there fast enough."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I would say none, but the campus is nice, and the cafeteria wasn't bad.

    Cons

    Dictatorial and capricious director. Impossible to deal with, and completely irrational. Incompetent manager dealt with his failures by throwing those below him under the bus. He was unable to make the simplest decision, causing us to miss deadlines, for which I was blamed. My contract included a bonus, which was denied to me each quarter for reasons that were clearly invented. I was not allowed to take paid holidays, and I was told that I had to make up bereavement time. My manager complained bitterly about me taking vacation time when my daughter was in the hospital giving birth to a very sick baby. He told me he really didn't want me to take vacation time at all. I quit without having another job to go to.

    Advice to Management

    When you have a revolving door of people in the same position coming to HR with the same complaints, at some point it would behoove you to make some changes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agggressive company and respected in the industry. Respect for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Privately held. Major market is constructiin which is down now.
     Going public now and work force reduction may make it a difficult time.
    Difficult to get in, friends and family hiring mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Better management of talent. Top heavy with VPs who are technically talented, but lack HR skills. Better communication from mid-tier down.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance generally respected
    Work with talented/dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Communication from top level management sparse
    Constant changing of productivity tools diverts attention from the work
    Paths to promotion are not clear

    Advice to Management

    Communicate impending changes
    Seek counsel with lower management to understand repercussions before making major changes



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