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Updated April 6, 2019
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  • "No Flexi timing hence affected work-life balance" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Changes in upper management causes issues at lower level" (in 36 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. "New Office is Amazing!"

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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've been working at PTC for over 10 years and the past few years have been an amazing ride. The culture has transformed so much in that time. I really didn't know what to expect with the headquarters move, but it is so much nicer than I imagined. Now we finally have a working space that reflects the company we have become. There's never been a better time to join PTC.

    Cons

    To be successful at PTC, you have to be comfortable juggling multiple priorities. We have a lot going on.

  3. "Better Culture in Seaport"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture now that we’ve moved to the Seaport. Open concept allows for collaboration and team building. We’re asked not to eat at our desks which means employees now all eat together in the kitchens — something that rarely happened when we were in Needham. The culture has improved so much since the move.

    Cons

    Leadership keeps changing corporate strategy which forces all of us to stop what we’re working on and constantly shift gears.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the strategy every six months.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Heading in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the cutting edge of AR/IIoT technologies - great growth in the last few years
    Brand new corporate offices in the heart of the Boston Seaport
    Great people to work with
    Good benefits including 20 days of PTO
    Focus on diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Politics and bureaucracy - can slow the pace of change or halt it all together in some instances
    Not always evaluating our talent honestly and making the right business decisions
    Still defining our culture
    Siloed in the way we work and think at times

    Advice to Management

    Think more strategically about people and hiring
    Reevaluate market values of roles based on location


  5. "Keeps getting better! I love working at PTC and am enjoying a thriving career. PTC is the best kept secret in MA!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, brilliant people, good benefits, I can be myself

    Cons

    Adjusting to commute to Seaport but it's not that bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep being accessible and encourage your teams to work collaboratively across functions.


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transforming the digital world. Great strategy and direction. Financial performance has been strong. Stock price growth. Great Culture.

    Cons

    Lack of name recognition - but this is changing.

    Advice to Management

    Drive Brains & Passion hiring strategy


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to learn, ultimately chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're in the right department, you can take advantage of the 4 week vacation policy. 12 week parental leave is great. The new Seaport office is a fun environment to work in. If you play your cards right and please the right people, it can achieve a good level of work-life balance at PTC.

    Cons

    Vision is clear...strategy and execution are not. Little time is spent on planning, everyone seems to be running around without really able to articulate where they're going or why. People who are promoted are positive, politically savvy, and exceptionally good at managing-up. Hardly any managers know how to develop their teams. Compensation is laughable compared to what neighbors in the Seaport pay.

    Also, the last few posts were clearly written by HR. 4 glowing reviews in a row with 5 stars...

  8. "PTC Just Keeps Getting Better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company many years and I just have to say, we just keep getting better. The problems we are solving for our customers are incredible and inspiring. The richly diverse company culture has never been better. It is just a very positive environment with so much to offer. Thank you PTC!

    Cons

    We move at a fast pace that is exciting, there is never a dull moment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support a richly diverse culture!


  9. "Best Place to Work for a Reason!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, strong culture, passionate people

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything meaningful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place... crazy pace... pick who you work for carefully"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment - the pace at PTC can be exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time.

    As PTC tries to keep various acquired technologies and businesses all moving at once, there is ample opportunity to learn and try new things.

    Cons

    Lack of focus.

    Older businesses with minimal investment look highly profitable until you realize the same customers buying your new stuff are the ones you antagonize by stringing them painfully along on the old stuff.

    Management quality varies widely across the company. There are some amazing leaders who devote time and develop their people... and there are others who were promoted with no development or aptitude to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time gloating about your giant glass tower and more on running your business.

    If you aren't going to do more than dabble or keep the lights on with the old stuff, then either learn how to kill it, or learn how to sell it while a buyer still sees it as worth something.