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- "Low pay that is not competitive in the field" (in 27 reviews)
- "Starting salaries are low for the field." (in 13 reviews)
- "Distant management and low pay." (in 12 reviews)
- "Long training but helpful for learning" (in 8 reviews)
- "Everything in the company must go through Bahman and he refuses to delegate tasks or allow upper management to make decisions." (in 8 reviews)
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- 4.0Dec 4, 2023Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsMedina, MN
Good people, solid management on the Software Development side.
Management on the Project Engineering side has had some problems.
- 4.0May 8, 2023Software Quality EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMedina, MN
Great team to work with and great people Great place to develop skills and learn. They care about your career growth and goals. Many managers and supervisors are pretty young here, so leadership opportunities are here, which might be absent at other companies . You can feel a sense of pride in your work and feel like you're an important part of your team. You aren't stagnant in your role forever.
Aspen mandated the 3/2 hybrid model, which could be a pro or a con. Pro or con: it's a very young place, they are going for a hip, startup, techy, silicon valley feel and sometimes it seems like a college cafeteria. If you're out of college you might like the atmosphere, but if you're over 30 you might feel old here. The pay is below market, and might be the reason people decide to leave after a few years. The 'open office' concept makes it harder to focus than cubicles, especially when employees are all on calls or chatting nearby at the same time. If everyone you work with is if the same office it might work, but with half your team in remote locations you are just on teams calls all day anyways.2
- 2.0Nov 9, 2023Project Engineer IICurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMedina, MN
Some remote work is still available. Some teams are very good.
Most work from home is slowly being stripped from is. Aspentech doesn’t seem to actually care about its acquired companies (OSI included). Like to overwork employees who are high performers.
- 3.0Oct 15, 2023Software Engineer IICurrent Employee, more than 1 year
AspenTech (company who bought OSI in 2022) is beginning to shape the OSI business into a software business rather than a solution business. Nice office. There are employees passionate about improving processes and products.
Vast amount of technical debt. Software documentation is lacking. Immature testing standards (lack of automation) There are senior employees who stubbornly refuse to change. Low pay compared to industry averages.
- 4.0Jan 25, 2023Project Engineer ICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMedina, MN
- Great PTO, insurance, and work/life balance - Plenty of company engagement opportunities and friendly coworkers - Lovely company campus with great food and calming atmosphere, though the location is farther out of the cities than most prefer - Well organized project structure and small coworker teams are helpful to ease learning curve - Very helpful team manager - Work focuses more on configuration and planning instead of development, so it's great for engineers who want to work with computers but not write code all day - Very easy to work remotely
- Pay is slightly below average for Electrical/Computer Engineer graduates and compared to developer roles - 2 month training period was more stressful than helpful - The period after training can be very boring before you get your own project to lead, as you may have to ask around for things to do - Work revolves around configuring proprietary applications, so skills learned do not translate well to positions outside of power production/distribution companies1
- 2.0Apr 18, 2023Systems EngineerFormer Employee
- Large amount of young people at the company makes for a genuinely fun work environment - Very rarely did I have to put in more than a 40 hour week (although this is not the case on every team)
- AspenTech leadership does not understand OSI's work, customers, or culture and tries to force their own on OSI employees - Since being taken over by AspenTech, the already high rates of attrition have increased considerably - AspenTech leadership doesn't seem at all concerned with retaining legacy OSI employees - Constant reorganization of teams without tying up loose ends. You will be placed on a new team with new responsibilities but still expected to attend to your previous responsibilities - saw this happen to myself and several others many times in a 3 year span. - Compensation is not competitive, benefits are average. This gets brought up and dismissed in every company-wide meeting. - Medina HQ is a long commute out of the city for many and they are requiring in-office work2
- 3.0Sep 29, 2023Associate Manager, Project EngineeringCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Opportunity to grow into your role
Sink or swim with limited resources that have drive to mentor you.
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Open Systems International has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 287 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Open Systems International to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.
60% of Open Systems International employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Open Systems International 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.