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Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance Some remote working ability" (in 193 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance has been made a priority as well, including the ability to work from home" (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Flexi timing hence affected work-life balance" (in 44 reviews)

  • "From my experience upper management only cares about reporting up; not much support or communication with direct reports" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time

    Pros

    I have been working at PTC for two years. It's an exciting time to be here, with the company investing in new products (mostly IoT). Smart people, great life-work balance, very good perks and benefits (4 weeks vacation to start with, 2 floating holidays, 5 sick days). The company is moving the headquarters to Seaport in January, which the tech district of Boston. I can't wait to move to our new, modern space.

    Great culture with social Thursdays to relax and mingle with other employees. Gym on site with many classes. We will have commuter benefits when we move to Seaport.
    I am very happy to work at PTC and to be a part of a great team!

    Cons

    We need to improve communication between departments which still are a little siloed.

    Advice to Management

    I hope there will be the flexibility to work from home when we move to Seaport.


  2. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PTC full-time

    Pros

    Everything was great there

    Cons

    Nothing was wrong there

  3. "take it if you can"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty nice overall, nice team and people

    Cons

    Nothing is bad except for the paid


  4. "Executive Assistant - or: Welcome to High School all over again"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance (depending on your manager, flexibility to work from home).

    Good benefits (vacation time, 401k, paid parental
    leave).

    Cons

    Executive Assistant "culture" is very toxic, makes you think you are back in high school. Very cliquey, depending on the role of the executive they support, some think they are better than others. Not supportive of one another, not inclusive of others, it's a social club with a very negative vibe.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to Executive Assistant of the CEO: don't allow this to happen. Don't allow for some EA's to play the role of "higher ups", at the end of the day we all do the same job and need to support each other, not bully one another or exclude others from arranged activities.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "PTC is a good company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant

    I worked at PTC full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly environment, good office culture

    Cons

    Learning opportunities are less, becomes stagnant after a point

    Advice to Management

    No advise at this time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Nice people to work with. Very smart crowd.

    Cons

    This is a place for people who are more senior. If you're trying to build a career here, you'll be pigeonholed into a very specific role. You won't be able to acquire new skills.

    In addition, upper management can't seem to make up its mind about what the company should be. They're worried more about the company's image than refining a sustainable, long-term strategy. They throw around the "Prepare to Change" motto, when in reality it should be "Prepare for Chaos."

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be, and be straight up.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of talent and competent leaders

    Cons

    Moving to the Seaport with no flexibility to work from home

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Vision, Poor Execution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company has a great vision and a lot of potential to succeed. The people I work with in a daily basis are smart, passionate, and fun. The technical challenges are interesting and engaging.

    Cons

    Upper management decisions to focus so much attention on geographic location by way of relocating to Seaport, creating geographic centers of excellence and shunning remote employees is causing a huge loss of top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Quit making decisions that are 20-years out of date.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company to Work for, but..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent PTO for an American company. Good work-life balance Some remote working ability. Worked with some extremely talented, professional people.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying company. Layoffs are common. You could be an excellent employee with years of impeccable service and still get the boot. I've seen so many talented people let go over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs a shake up. Many of the same SVP, DVP, VPs for the last 20 years.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Messy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO. Weekly socials for employees. Flexible work/life balance. Great effort fro HR to improve company and employee culture.

    Cons

    Awful compensation.
    From my experience upper management only cares about reporting up; not much support or communication with direct reports. Lack of clarity around who owns and does what, especially within the Customer Success organization.
    Morale is terrible. Layoffs are extremely frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Imagine your 70 year old grandpa trying to learn how to use a cellphone. Complete mess across the board. Time to freshen up your leadership, and pay your employees.