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Updated October 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Executive officier"

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    Former Employee - Senior Chief Executive of Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Chief Executive of Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology for the market

    Cons

    Horrible sales culture and no value of american employees

    Advice to Management

    America is a different country and culture


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people that I worked with. Could be a very cool technology.

    Cons

    DASSAULT Systèmes does not value its employees. Americans have no future and are often advised that there is no career path if they are not French or that they can’t expect a certain position if they are not French. The culture is one of the abused child syndrome which causes people to cling together for emotional support. Innovation is squashed so people are nervous to bring ideas forward. There is a saying there that you should be careful about calling attention to yourself or you will be like Icarus and burn to the ground. Now that I am gone and working at a company who really cares about their employees I really see how toxic the DASSAULT SYSTEMES working environment was.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take a hard look at themselves and ask the hard questions. They could be a really cool company if they cared enough about their employees to ask questions, listen and actually act upon what they hear. In the past, they have asked but no changes were ever made. If they made changes, they could make a difference in the market.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects and talented people

    Cons

    Since the company is huge it's a bit political


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote working environment support, good benefits

    Cons

    Not interested in creating a satisfying environment for its workers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing the right things in the right ways


  10. "Good company, less growth but also low risk of being laid off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    The company is very nice. People are great too. Vacation policy is awesome. Low risk of being laid-off even when they don't do well (downturn in 2008).

    Cons

    Wages are a tad low. Career growth is also difficult.


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