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Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Management supports good work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good working environment, incredible perks, smart people, innovative environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • manque de communication entre les services (in 12 reviews)

  • The company is very R&D focussed, which is sort of a good thing for an engineering software company (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "What a great employer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The American management is well trained and cares about the employees. Excellent team
    environment. All co-workers are professional and well educated for their positions.

    Cons

    The French owners make decisions that may not be the best ideas. The customers are told what they want, and have no say in product direction.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Pay is not good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Network Manager in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They haven't figured out I haven't a clue yet. I keep moving up!

    Cons

    Increases are very very very poor. I mean very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep me until I pay some off my other business off please.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Looks can be deceiving. Don't be fooled."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Medical Benefits, Matching 401K, Great Facility (new building: on-site gym, cafeteria with outdoor seating area, great light).

    Cons

    Opportunistic, passive aggressive and exclusive, top-down management style poisons employee morale and makes for an extremely toxic work environment. Lack of upward mobility for US employees. Mediocre pay raises. Do as your told and don't question mentality.

    Advice to Management

    "If we" spent more time improving our corporate culture to one that was inspiring and encouraging, we would be as innovative and positive as our marketing campaign makes us out to be. This would include more flexibility in how work was delivered, inclusion in the larger decision making and overall respect for contributions at every level of your organization.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic, soul-sucking culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Newly-built light-filled campus, talented employees via acquisition

    Cons

    No strategy -- CEO changes direction every few months
    Anyone questioning the strategy is deemed "too dumb" to understand it
    Poor communications at all levels
    Belief that anything can be built internally -- thus, infrastructure and processes significantly lag other billion dollar enterprises
    Many products don't work -- individually or with each other, causing customer migration and other service issues
    Low compensation and whimsical titles created in France that have no meaning in other markets
    Culture targeted at pitting employees against each other

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to rationalize products and how they work with each other
    Then, take the time to explain to employees and put in perspective how their day-to-day jobs help advance the products and strategy
    Do some true customer research on what customers want and require
    Eliminate the non-compelling products and stop trying to force them on various channels if they're not a fit


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Low morale and poor environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, good benefits, free parking

    Cons

    Stifling environment, no flexibility, everything mandated and micro-managed.


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    401k, Vacation, Time off, Good product, niche market

    Cons

    Slow/Limited growth, unequal opportunities, French dominated

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal opportunities as a global company


  8. "Fascism in motion....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Dev Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Business Dev Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (RTT, pre Dassualt Sytemes 3DExcite) Previously creative and fleet of foot, innovating, fearless and bullish, with real value on offer.
    BTW, consider "Dassaut Systemes, 3DExcite Corp."......have you ever heard of such an idiotic, sophomoric corporate name ?

    Cons

    Now post Dassault acquisition it's like working among the Soviet Secret Police under Stalin.
    Misguided management, complete and comprehensive lack of open door transparency. Sadness is the realization that a former group of creative and client-centric market makers are now "led" by a gang of bureaucratic misfits. Cloak and dagger doesn't even begin to cover the dysfunction permeating this group of corporate weasels. Management characterized by desperation and strategy du jour.
    BTW, consider "Dassaut Systemes, 3DExcite Corp."......have you ever heard of such an idiotic, sophomoric corporate name ?

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Soon.


  9. "Product Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really is best in class technology and pay is very good. Work from Home with great benefits. Make as much as fast as you can and while poor management is not targeting you or doing whatever it take to win a deal.

    Cons

    Where to start? The French hate americans and have will other than to bully the employees around . You get payed well but pay dearly for it. Those in the US to survive are those who keep there mouth shut and become one with the french. HR as well as the company in general are corrupt. Never go to HR with and issue as they will turn around to management to make you life hell.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice. Sounds tough I know but do not treat employees the way you do. Hire Honest HR staff. You go through a new VP of HR every year as no one with any morals can stay there.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Management in Latin America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good products! Breathtaking Technology! Very focused and enthusiastic CEO.

    Cons

    It seems to me that the company doesn't care about Latin America. All the people hired for the management positions are not from the area, and most of them got a very poor view over the solution and the market. There are no sales strategies and I always felt like a firemen. No career development, most of the talents (90%) from the technical area left the company, because they didn't agree to how things are managed.

    There are two Dassault Systèmes, one outside LA and another in LA. Bad work environment and no communication between sales and technical areas. In 5 years never saw a strategy coming from the management team. Looks like a family company with no focus.

    Advice to Management

    Coach Training. Hire new people from the field to the management positions.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Biggest Business Transformation fail in Latin America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager and Client Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager and Client Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are very good with superior level of technology and state of the art. World Wide acting, financially solid, large company.

    Cons

    Too much managers in relation to productive staff. Incredible inefficient complex pyramidal, nearly military, typical French, management structure. No growth nor working career development plan. Nearly no salary increase possible. To many youngsters and MBAs for a technical orientated company and clients. No developed service structure for post sales, service and consulting. No patience for big business. Bad work environment and communication. Leak of strategy break down. Many good and experienced people are leaving the company as there is hardly a way to internally contribute with improvements in strategy and operations. Looks like a family company with no focus. Specially in Latin America management is a closed friends club taking things personal, not professional.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring new managers all 6 months. Get the internal experienced staff into leadership as they are really waiting for it. Create career plans and keep to them. Train your technical staff as there are no resources on the short time market with the experience and quality needed. Give guidance to the younger and don’t leave them alone to later complain about them. Go for long term growth and not for the short money. Have a correct salary growth plan related to experience value and not only job title and try to keep experienced experts on board and available. Come back to reality and leave your bubble.



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