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Updated Aug 28, 2021

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4.1
73%
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88%
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SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi
Gian Paolo Bassi
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and good people(in 11 reviews)

  • "Collaborative environment, good work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Parent company is causing paralysis at all levels with a muddy strategy and awful management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fortunately, bottoms up decision making keeps this product thriving(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place with Friendly coworkers

      May 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Training and great mentorship

      Cons

      Large company with set bureaucracy

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Program Manager - Corporate Innovation

      Jun 13, 2021 - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, team dynamics, culture, and respect

      Cons

      Most processes are operated on home-grown tools.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Still the best in its space....hands down

      Apr 11, 2021 - Senior Vice President in Watertown, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good products, good people, good work environment

      Cons

      High expectations for new products - hard to compete with established desktop product line.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A once-great brand, slowly dying

      Feb 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security Good co-workers Decent work-life balance

      Cons

      No innovation No career path No interesting projects No profit sharing

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      very average

      Sep 23, 2019 - Senior Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefits, long term employment, passionate customers, employees love the product

      Cons

      not a lot of drive to pursue excellence, "not my job" mentality

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Unexciting work

      Mar 4, 2019 - Software Developer in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance. Good pay. Friendly co-workers.

      Cons

      Over regulated. Very little room for creativity. You are not given adequate tools to do your work effectively. Instead you have to rely on finding work-arounds for almost any development task. Extremely inefficient and slow software development environment. The managers are confused and lack leadership. Assignments are very vague, and it is almost impossible to get clear information on anything. Instead you have to rely on asking multiple people for guidance anytime you start a new project. Heavily dependent on third party libraries with almost no documentation. Very frustrating work-environment.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing Place to Work

      Dec 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to a state of the art fab lab with all material costs covered Some of the smartest minds in the industry Near perfect work-life balance with zero expectation in most units of you taking any work home A fantastic Intern program that really fosters interns to succeed outside of the company Real positive culture, no one will ever say no if you need help. It doesn't matter if they are on another continent and decades your senior Real opportunity to grow and succeed Amazing pay Okay benefits Fantastic campus with awesome support staff and cafeteria

      Cons

      Very hard to find a full-time position because no one ever quits

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Automation Developer Intern

      Aug 31, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and learn new things with great co-workers

      Cons

      No cons as such

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Inside Slaes

      Mar 26, 2018 - Anti-piracy/Inside Sales in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very relaxed environment and great benefits.

      Cons

      The office can be to quiet at times. Decisions and changes take a long time due to corporate offices being in France. Policies can be forgotten at times due to the atmosphere being so laxed.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Technical Manager

      Dec 6, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company. I probably left too soon. The culture was changing and I wasn't sure where it was going. It has since come back around

      Cons

      The culture was changing which is why I left. The software has become a commodity

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