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dSPACE Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Incredible Engineering Internship"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Wixom, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people, good atmosphere, free breakfast on Fridays (good breakfast too), great learning opportunity, get to put your knowledge and understanding to the test when it comes to circuits and software, overall challenging (in the good way).

    Cons

    No good coffee creamer, only half-and-half is offered...

    Advice to Management

    Get good coffee creamer, nobody likes half-and-half.


  2. "Ongoing Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at dSPACE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We need to work somewhere, right? Free coffee.

    Cons

    Management is lacking. High turnover. Limited leadership and poor internal communication.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. A lot of talented people who are committed to their work. The opportunity to work with cutting edge products and applications that will drive the automotive, aerospace and argcultural industries into the future.

    Cons

    The company has few advancement opportunities .


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with talented people, Interesting technology, Plenty to learn, challenging work, most of the groups had good leadership.

    Cons

    Opportunities within the company are available, but limited due to the size of the company.
    Understaffing causes a lot of stress with deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with developers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dSPACE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work can be very interesting and is very relevant to industry trends (dSPACE helps make the trends). I would recommend this job for young engineers hungry for experience. You get paid to learn industry leading tools and processes, which can be applied directly at your next job, or you can have a nice long career there if you want.

    Cons

    It's a small company, and the US presence is mostly sales and customer support. Senior engineers may find this stifling because you rarely get to develop your own thing. Mostly you take what you're given from Germany and you tweak it to accommodate special requirements. There are lots of exceptions to this, but since it's a small company you're really at mercy of whatever the immediate business needs are.

    I also found the rewards and recognition to be lacking. They didn't really have a mechanism for rewarding exceptional performance when I was there. I consider myself a super-talent and the work I produced went far beyond anyone's expectations (even my perf review basically said this) but when it came time to make me feel valued and wanted with year end bonuses they really came up short (by at least an order of magnitude, maybe two). Everyone knew I was good, and treated me with great respect, but they didn't put their money where their mouths were.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more competitive incentive structure that does more to compete with silicon valley. Do more engineering work in the US. Hire hungry junior engineers and train them because I think it's going to be easier than trying to retain senior talent. Also a more attractive location could help (nice building, but Wixom is kind of a dump, IMO).


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wixom, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Privately owned, long-term strategy. Nice building and working environment.

    Cons

    Not much to say, no significant cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep this direction in the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, works like a family, importance on development and doesnt push too much.

    Cons

    Some people lack vision and helpfulness.

  8. "company with bright future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Wixom, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Wixom, MI

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

    Pros

    Good experience and people are helpful in general

    Cons

    nothing to say much. It depends on individual to individual experiences.

    Advice to Management

    company with good future


  9. "Small company bringing about big change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at dSPACE full-time

    Pros

    Small, tight-knit community - everyone is friendly and helpful.
    Family Friendly.
    The work is just 'cool'.
    Lots of exposure to the industry and big companies.
    Desirable job for your resume.

    Cons

    Small company = smaller salary
    Health insurance = not great
    Strict comp time policy


  10. "A Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wixom, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    dSPACE is medium sized company with a friendly feel. The products and services are robust and the people are kind. I would recommend working here if asked.

    Cons

    In a company of this size, professional development is encouraged through experience. There are few opportunities to be promoted into higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep close eyes on market trends and stay agressive on the front line customer interactions. There are many competitors fighting for business.


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