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Updated November 17, 2017
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  • rarchie, manque de communication en interne (in 14 reviews)

  • Niveau technique bas au sein de la R&D (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    nice culture and environment

    Cons

    not much room to move


  2. "Great for starting career into IT"

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

    I worked at Dassault Systemes part-time

    Pros

    They are very helpful. They ensure you're learning and applying skills that will help you get to the next step. The management is understanding especially with school schedule + workload.

    Cons

    Not as organize as other internships

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Client Executive"

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

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Working for this company you will remain immersed in high tech innovation and remain on the cutting edge of how products are created and marketed.

    Cons

    The only con that I think of is that you must love digital technology and be adaptive to industry shifts and many competitors who are trying to mirror or improve efficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay ahead of curve to remain competitive and sustain outstanding, best in quality products. Industry moves too quickly to rest on success


  4. "HQ, take notice"

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

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and very smart group of people to work with. CEO had a clear and defined vision which seems to be working well.

    Cons

    As with any big company, they're too HQ-centric

    Advice to Management

    As unlikely as it may seem, the employees outside of France really are capable of making complex decisions, especially for things that are country-specific.

    It would be a great idea for anyone at or above director level to have to spend at least a month in each region in order to ACTUALLY understand how business works there - then they can stop assuming everything works like it does in France.


  5. "After Full Integration"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Milford, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in working from home or office.

    Cons

    Bonus tied to billable hours, as I was not a salesperson, I had little involvement in the selling of the product I worked on and so if the sales guys could or would not sell the product I had fewer billable hours.


  6. "Great Organization ,Totally recommend!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Dassault Systemes for almost 10 years in California. Great experience. Talented and friendly staff who are dedicated to the mission. Excellent benefits and career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Some restructuring but all companies must go through change to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep the company dynamic and moving forward into the 21st century!


  7. "A Company Clearly Out of Touch and Out of Time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits at the point of my departure

    Cons

    A company that is out of touch with it's customer's and worse - it's own people. It is also out of time (analogous in the musical sense) with it's own technology, what it's actual customer's needs are, and always operating in catch up mode at all times. This review also excludes the SolidWorks brand.

    Do not be fooled by all the glitz and imagery or you will be pay the ultimate price with your career.

    A few cons to a potential endless list are:
    1.) an old CAD company attempting for years to venture into new unfamiliar technology domains yet no matter what they do they are still an old CAD company at heart and worse - operate that way.

    2.) old technology - main product is CATIA V5 a product that's core technology dates back to the late 1970's yet is still a huge revenue generator to their bottom line. This is followed by ENOVIA - another old product revamped to look new but also based on core technology dating back to the early 1990's with layers upon layers of technologies interconnected to make it work with the newer technologies of today (most that did not even exist when the core product was conceived 25+ years ago)

    3.) French based company that operates as a French based company in the USA. If you are not familiar with how companies operate in France think bureaucracy, adversary relationships with employees, strife and more. If you are an American who has never worked for such a company do some serious research on this topic in advance.

    4.) No real executive leadership in the USA - executives are typically pawns sent over from France or brown noser's based in the US who are politically on a high with executive leadership in France. Executives leadership in the USA is analogous to robots reading a script with zero leadership qualities to begin with nor power to execute.

    5.) Disconnects between all internal organizations and groups within a company that supposedly develops tools for companies to collaborate yet fails to collaborate amongst themselves.

    6.) The ratio of American employees in the USA is a bit off balance when compared to foreign and H1B visa holding employees. Also few American employees hold high ranking positions of leadership at any level within the organization which translates to career stagnation for many.

    Advice to Management

    DS as on organization does not have the ability to listen to anyone other than the handful of executives that have been with the company for 30+ years therefore providing advice is futile

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Highly political environment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the technology is cool

    Cons

    Non performance based culture. The French are always right. As immature a sales organization as I have ever experienced. Low end pay scale. Majority of people occupy a seat and don't cooperate or contribute. I was one of the highest performers in US year over year. Just the truth.

    Advice to Management

    It starts at the top. The company has been in a downward spiral for the last 5 years. The best people never stay. Time to reinvent the company from the top down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on the team"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, bright interiors. Open space with lot of light.

    Cons

    They have their own internal tools, developer environment etc. Very archaic technologies used. One example is : they use Excel sheet to manage Sprint, tasks and estimates. People in my team work in silos. Very hostile environment. Not good for diverse people. There is no team work and collaboration.


  10. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.. nice opportunities

    Cons

    No cons present as such


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