PTC Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann
Jim Heppelmann
717 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Work life balance in quarter end :)(in 48 reviews)

  • "Don’t fall for fancy words like IoT, AR/VR etc(in 42 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible time, working from home

    Cons

    Turnover, frequent social plans

    PTC2020-03-17
  2. "PTC"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Needham Heights, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PTC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Top notch people. Most are kind.

    Cons

    Sudden RIFs are morale busters.

    PTC2020-05-12
  3. "PTC is a dead-end, constant lay-offs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Lead in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, time off, not much more

    Cons

    Leadership team, layoffs at the end quarters, CEO, no career progression

    Continue reading
    PTC2020-05-22
  4. "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at PTC full-time

    Pros

    Everything good, no problems for me

    Cons

    To much free time not work

    PTC2020-04-09
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid Professional Services"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall note on reviews: PTC is very siloed, which explains the wide range of reviews. Pay attention to the job title and office of the poster. I knew some people who really enjoyed their jobs in software development and marketing at PTC. For everyone, PTO policy is generous and work/life balance is easy to maintain.

    Cons

    PTC Professional Services has a flawed system where consultants who are bad at consulting are moved to important project management or business development roles. These people will then get promoted to leadership positions due to their increased visibility from management. The results in a large number of incompetent leaders and managers in the most important strategic positions in professional services. Implementations frequently exceed original budget and escalations are common. Professional services is very poorly run. For the consultant employees, there is no internal structure for goal setting and career progression. Raises/promotions are based more on personal relationships than performance. The culture is toxic. I was afraid to admit any knowledge gaps because it would be used against me while arguing for my first raise in 3 years. Consultants are frequently expected to perform a project role beyond their skillset with minimal guidance. Annual reviews are based on a 5 minute conversation with the project managers, who (see above) are usually awful at their jobs and have little insight into consultants' performance. HR did very little to help.

    Continue reading
    PTC2020-03-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conflicted"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PTC

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Salary schedule should be twice a month instead of every other Friday. Can’t schedule monthly bills and take home salary is less except for two months out of the year when there is an extra paycheck. Left to work for better company with solid benefits and twice monthly pay roll.

    Continue reading
    PTC2020-03-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Four weeks PTO and birthday day off 2. Decent pay 3. Flexible working environment, you can work from home multiple days with manager approval. 4. Many many perks

    Cons

    1. Restructure happens every couple of months; you don't when, and why you get a layoff, a demotion, or your title is no longer related to your background. There was a person who worked there for two years and got an additional paycheck for the layoff. 2. If you are a female, be prepared to be mistreated. If you walked around, you might hear a manger publicly shaming his subordinate, and nobody says anything. HR won't help. 3. The working culture can be harsh. Be prepared to have a confrontational type of communication on a daily base.

    PTC2020-02-26
  8. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PTC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, people, and culture

    Cons

    High turnover in the company, likely due to some disorganization in leadership

    PTC2020-02-14
  9. "PTC Software Internship"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at PTC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lively work environment good projects perfect work-life balance Encouraging and supportive management Ping pong table in the office

    Cons

    Less number of people in the office

    PTC2020-02-12
  10. "Diversity focused!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PTC is really striving to be an employer of choice and attracting smart diverse talent

    Cons

    Restructuring and moves of senior leaders happens alot

    Continue reading
    PTC2020-02-05
Found 1292 reviews
</>Embed