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Simulia Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Very dynamic, forward thinking company that provides great salaries and a good work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Good work environment, leadership has vision and is not afraid to take leaps, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Rather loose management and need more info and discuss about career path (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting environment and wide range of engineering tasks. Dealing with different customers opens the mind.

    Cons

    Salaries slightly lower than average. As brand of a multinational company the challenge is high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue in this way!


  2. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simulia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intellectual environment, you get to work with smart people.

    Cons

    Has the typical large company feel. Documentation, processes, policies etc. Salary and benefits are average


  3. "Excellent place"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good environment, people can learn lots.

    Cons

    salary is not that good. Promotion is difficult.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Manager in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Manager in Johnston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, mostly highly educated and intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    Rule driven, top down management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as unique individuals


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people and technology, but going downhill"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - R&D in Providence, RI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart and motivated colleagues, exciting technology, potential for helping customers do their work dramatically better, good collaboration.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is getting worse and more stifling every year. Corporate politics hamper innovation. Benefits are just ok.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate decision making. Reward collaboration rather than competition. Improve communication.


  7. "My workplace"

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    Current Employee - Technical Expert in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good office culture.

    Cons

    Rather loose management and need more info and discuss about career path


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Just a workplace (Run away from QA Organization)"

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stable work life balance
    - Nothing much challenging

    Cons

    - They give you job title as "Manager" but you will not mange anyone ...even not self!!
    - Salary sucks
    - Ever reducing benefits; every year you need to pay more & more out of pocket for insurance
    - Reduced bonus component

    Advice to Management

    - As Operating margin & Profit increasing - salary should be compensated
    - Get proper feedback from bottom (employee - not middle manager) & act also
    - Stop GPTW survey & act what already communicated


  9. "Very good experiences at Simulia"

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    Current Employee - Technical Directory in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Technical Directory in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic, forward thinking company that provides great salaries and a good work-life balance. Although the office culture can be a feel a bit "stiff" at times, the overall feel on a day-to-day basis is quite fast-paced and fun.

    Cons

    Difficult to sustain the pace/workload that managment seems to thrive on. Sometimes it was hard to see the real direction for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try being a bit more explicit in the directions that are being set, and the expected outcomes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for software engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products; opportunities to work on challenging technical assignments; smart, dedicated people

    Cons

    Slow to react to market dynamics; Innovation managed from top down


  11. Helpful (6)

    "For bright people this is a place to work for up to four years and then move on..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the feeling of grad school, flexibility and you work with smart stimulating people.

    Cons

    The compensation and salary are mediocre, if you include inflation your salary increases by 1.5% after years of work. Promotions are not merit base, they are pressure base. As a young talented engineer I will leave as soon as my GC is cleared.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the salary, we have told you many times that salary and compensation is an issue in your multiple "best places to work review meeting" and that item is the one that you always skip because "you can't do much to improve it"


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