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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and environment, good work-life balance (in 34 reviews)

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

Cons
  • s par l'ambition et par manque de moyens (in 13 reviews)

  • The company is very R&D focussed, which is sort of a good thing for an engineering software company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic Place to Work"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - A great group of diverse individuals work here and foster a community with a global mindset.
    - Innovative applications and products
    - Modern, well-appointed facilities with lots of natural light and outdoor space.

    Cons

    - Sink or swim environment with very little onboarding time.
    - Lots of shifting roles and responsibilities at the beginning of each year


  2. "DS R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - R&D in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Some products are exciting, but only select people get to work on them.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. American managers are gradually being replaced with French and Indian people. No growth path.

    Very stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Development teams are drowning in process. The tools make it twice as difficult and time-consuming to get anything down.


  3. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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  5. "Director, Corporate & Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DIRECTOR of BUSINESS & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - DIRECTOR of BUSINESS & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very compelling vision, they are trying to do things that no-one else is even preparing for. Very professional looking marketing.

    Cons

    No ability to advance if you are not in France. Too much bureaucracy to be successful in the marketplace. Marketing outpaces their technology, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Try to learn more about the companies you acquire - before you acquire them. Stop buying companies for a year to see if your vision and the market are still in sync.


  6. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great technology, vision and acquisition strategy

    Cons

    Company leaders are not committed to the satisfaction of employees or customers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Company, good benefits, lots of bureaucracy"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible work schedule allowed for working from home, but quickly turns into being online constantly if you’re not careful.
    Diverse work teams where members are worldwide (OK). Different work schedules can be challenging to resolve issues quickly (KO).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, difficult to get things done when you need assistance from another group. Spent more time updating management dashboards with project status information rather than actually doing what I should be doing… my job!

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the processes required for project and individual status.
    Allow employees the ability to affect change rather than instituting more and more process.
    Truly allow collaboration to happen by encouraging teams to work together to solve problems rather than the emphasis on meeting individual yearend review goals that distract from helping other people and/or groups succeed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Low stress.
    Decent pay for geographic area.
    Development team is quality instead of feature oriented.
    Agile and TDD focus.

    Cons

    Company at large low pay when compared to industry as a whole. Teams often slips on deliverables. No incentive to work hard and get things done on time. QA has become almost non-existant

    Advice to Management

    Teams are isolated from corporate culture and need leaders who will work to integrate the cultures. Incentives for teams to deliver on time.
    R&D needs to move teams into modern development practice.
    QA is a necessity, not a nice to have.


  9. "User ExperienceSenior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Enovia Operations User Experience Senior Manager in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Enovia Operations User Experience Senior Manager in Maynard, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dassault Systemes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products, knowledgeable and highly competent colleagues.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, continue expanding into new markets


  10. "Not a Sales Company"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong product and R&D teams that lead to solid product. Mature segments get a lot of attention in the business lines.

    Cons

    Management is not aware of how to align the teams from global down for success on execution in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in place that understand field sales and management. Engineers cant fill every position in the organization.


  11. "Support"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People, challenging work, beautiful facility , nice caf, easy free parking, stable company, creative thinking is encouraged and local management is open to hear criticisms and new ideas

    Cons

    Commute is awful; lack of understanding from upper management about issues employees face. Upper management seems disconnected from what is really going on outside of their inner circle. Scope of work increasing while amount of people is decreasing; salaries/increases are poor

    Advice to Management

    Shadow an employee for 1 week, especially a support guy and watch at all he has to deal with to do his job in the environment he must work. Listen first hand to what is going on from the people on the front lines.


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