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"Don't work for this company unless you are like dysfunctional environments"

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

Pros

You can work there and surf the web all day but who wants to do that?

Cons

First of all, they sell vaporware. Their product was a joke. They can show some great powerpoint slides about how it should work. Entitlement mentality was rampant in employees a lot of who are ex IBMers.

Advice to Management

Management lives in an Ivory tower and was totally out of touch with what was going on in the company

Other Employee Reviews for Dassault Systemes

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Energetic, fast paced, a lot of opportunity if you take

    Cons

    Communication, depends who you work for but things are getting better under the new managing director.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing one company initiative for a more cohesive efficient company. Improve Boston area salaries. Reorg HR.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity for growth, if you are interested in a truly multinational company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dassault Systemes has been experiencing a great deal of growth in the past year. They have consolidated multiple offices and brands at their Waltham campus off 128, and there is plenty of interaction with French colleagues in Velizy-Villacoublay, just outside of Paris. If you want to learn and/or use your French on a regular basis and you are interested in working globally across many different cultures, DS is a great place to work. With all the changes going on, there is lots of opportunity for you to literally create your own future, especially if you are adept at politics and are comfortable being outside your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Not everyone at DS is "on board" with the changes, both in the USA and in France. There is a great deal of tension between those who are "in" with the organization on Velizy, and those on the "outside" who are trying to find their place in the organization. If you don't speak fluent French, it can be difficult to deal with people. Officially the "first language" of the company is English, but in practice that is not always so. Traveling to France every other month also gets old. It's not nearly as exciting as it sounds. Also, the Waltham campus is a huge pain in the neck to get to, if you live more than a few miles away. The workspace is also "open concept" which is about the most inefficient arrangement you can have for knowledge workers. Also, they like to shake things up regularly and move people around, so if you want to stay in a position longer than a year or two and achieve true mastery, you're probably not going to enjoy this much.

    Advice to Management

    Provide genuine leadership, rather than issuing directives and just expecting everyone to get on board. Reconfigure the design of the Waltham campus, so that people can actually work without constant interruption.

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