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PTC Boston Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Lack of long term strategy and work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Communication from upper management is poor (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "New PTC - best place I've worked!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading innovative products, talented employees who can make a difference and are rewarded for it, a collaborative culture, an executive team that are all rowing in the same direction all make PTC a great place to work, especially if you pride yourself in making a difference and achieving great things. People are friendly, very smart, and want to make a difference. Friday social hours, employee resource groups, change-maker recognition, and stock grant to all employees demonstrate a focus on the importance of our people, who make everything possible.

    Cons

    PTC wants to drive positive change, and while the company emphasizes and rewards this, there are still pockets of resistance, which is probably to be expected in a 30-year old company. Some people have been at PTC so long, that while they have great historical, institutional knowledge, they don't have much perspective on how others outside are solving problems today.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move fast to win in IoT and to complete the business model move to subscription. Recognize and reward the employees (at all levels) who are driving the transformation.


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is motivating, inspirational, supportive, human and approachable. I have access to amazing mentors who are SVP in the company. Big career opportunities.

    Cons

    Know how to be independent and work on your own

    Advice to Management

    keep up the culture change

  3. "Exciting time to lead IoT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic, transformative, agile, accelerating, winning! If you like these characteristics and can handle rapid change, then this is a place you can make a profound impact.

    Cons

    Need to tighten up synchronized business / technology planning timelines to optimize all the wood behind the arrow for maximum positive impact.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the velocity. Clock speed in IIoT, AR and VR increasing daily. Ensure underpinnings on operations and back office sufficiently invested to rapidly scale to support evolving GTM strategy.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative tech company. Strong changes to improve culture. Stock price has increased significantly with current CEO

    Cons

    The company would significantly benefit from doing mandatory manager training. Several people have teams that report to them and have no skills when it comes to providing constructive criticism, encouragement, and fostering collaboration. People often switch teams solely due to the fact that their direct manager is not equipped to be a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Have people with direct reports take management training and do 360 reviews to make sure that it's working.

    Also company says it is family friendly - but it's inconsistent. Several managers frown upon needing to work from home.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company! Love working for an industry leader!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -20 Days PTO
    -15% discounted Employee Stock Purchasing Program
    -Social Fridays with beer and events
    -The Company has emerged as a leader in IOT
    - Great new culture, can wear jeans to work
    -Stock price has tripled since I started working here in 2013

    Cons

    -The company is always changing, some people don't like that but all the changes have been for the better.


  6. "Strategy Intern"

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    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Needham, MA
    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PTC as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent working culture, great intelligent people, give you good feedback on your work

    Cons

    you never know what your colleagues are thinking of as they are always saying encouraging words about your work, its hard to tell when they are honestly appreciating your work or just being good to your face.


  7. "Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Strategy in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Strategy in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people, dynamic environment. It is a very exciting time to work at PTC! With PTC's recent acquisitions and growth in the AR space, PTC is in a great position to succeed.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, dynamic environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue the story! LiveWorx 2017 was an excellent event, which finally delivered on what PLM promised. Complete cycle PLM.

  8. "PTC: Innovative and Growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Intern in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Intern in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern at PTC, I frequently help out on smaller projects given to me by managers and also anything that the other employees need. Each employee makes sure that I am comfortable doing what I am doing and that I'm on the right path to success. Everyone has a friendly attitude and I honestly enjoy coming to work. There are weekly events that interns get to attend that help with public speaking, personal growth, and problem-solving. At PTC, they truly want the interns to learn and be better as a worker, but also as an individual.

    Cons

    Sometimes, an intern may receive work from 2-3 different employees and it might seem overwhelming.; however, if you space your time our effectively and let the employees know that you are working on various projects at the same time, it doesn't seem quite as stressful at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep involving the interns as much as possible as it helps us get ready for the real-world careers that we will have to search for after graduation.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "OK place. They rely on a select few to do all the work. Many VPs who do nothing and make tons."

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Needham, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong products, solid vision, some very talented people are around to do the vast majority of work. Decent PTO packages.

    Cons

    Restructuring every quarter. New plans that never pan out each quarter. Burns out good workers. Can't execute on plans. Cheap to invest in tools where needed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring management and hire some staff to do all the work you need done.


  10. "Decent Place to Intern"

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    Current Intern - Marketing Operations Intern in Needham, MA
    Current Intern - Marketing Operations Intern in Needham, MA

    I have been working at PTC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to accomplish project goals by your own methods. Not very stressful

    Cons

    Some of the work that is assigned is kind of tedious. Also, there are times where there isn't much to do but do busy work


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