Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
96 Reviews

3.0
96 Reviews
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Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles
Bernard Charles
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is very good, and the atmosphere in the company is mostly nice (in 10 reviews)

  • mes is also ready to invest in cutting-edge technologies, which allows you to fidget a bit with very nice tech (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary on average comparing to other companies (in 5 reviews)

  • No career path of progression for graduates/post graduates recruited from top Management Schools and Engineering institutes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products and team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    - Exposure to PLM products such as CATIA, ENOVIA, etc. heavily used in many fields of engineering
    - Friendly and supportive teammates
    - Possibility to travel and consult at different customers worldwide, if interested
    - Great office location near metro station (in Old Montreal)

    Cons

    - Low pay compared to industry standards
    - Very high turnover in the Engineering department. If you have a background in Mechanical Engineering, you might not stay very long in the company, unless you are willing to change departments and/or willing to work more in the IT/computer engineering field (since it's a software company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the strategy of the Engineering department; it's bleeding out.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but non management positions are very underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

    Pros

    Great location down town, friendly environment. Most managers and supervisors are open and approachable.

    Cons

    Company is taking advantage of interns, paying minimum salary.
    All administrative, non management positions are very underpaid.
    Management is hiding behind all those complex HR policies, 50-page presentations with graphs and calculations that make no sense and only purpose of which is not to give you salary increase. They do appreciate your hard work and accomplishments, you might even get an award of some sort, but don't expect a decent salary increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    3DS is an enriching place to work for new graduate engineers.

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    Current Employee - Knowledge & Simulation Consultant  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Knowledge & Simulation Consultant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Nice young and dynamic work environnement
    -Helpful and understanding leaders
    -Great place for learning CATIA & other softwares
    -Open opportunities for career prospects
    -Office is located in World Trade Center of Montreal (Old Port)
    -Work place is directly accessible by public transportation (Metro Square Victoria)

    Cons

    -Like all desk jobs, siting all day can lead to a unhealthy lifestyle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superb management team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    great learning experience, interesting working experiences, quite stressful

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Dassault Systemes

    Pros

    Great technology and products
    Great knowledge sharing
    Motivated people

    Cons

    Sales oriented
    Sales people more recognized than technical people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could communicate more on objectives, skills to develop and constructive feedback
    could provide some support to evolve according to employees interests

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company to work for, good experience, below average pay!

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    Current Employee - PLM Consultant  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes

    Pros

    -Young
    -Powerful
    -Flexible
    -3 weeks vacation starting
    -Good management...open minded.
    -Makes you feel good with its amazing facilities, downtown Montreal on top of the WTC.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -That's it
    -Low Pay again
    -Not enough opportunities to learn all the necessary tools to grow faster within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing your best people because of low wages, if you do not pick it up soon, you will lag behind the lines.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just average

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    Current Employee - Consultant Engineering  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Consultant Engineering in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Dassault Systemes

    Pros

    The ability from the company to push for initiative
    It`s vision for future products and it`s good potential for growth
    Good potential for travel and mobility

    Cons

    No recognition for personal achievement
    How they manage to promote people is still a mystery to me...
    Salary is low
    Performance is not really factual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep your best employees, try yo better target them and offer some recognition (a thanks is always appreciated).

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most amazing software that doesn't work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Management  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    DS provides a progressive environment filled with friendly, intelligent, and creative people. There are plenty of opportunities to learn new software here - mainly because R&D (or should I say, marketing) keeps re-inventing the wheel. Health insurance plan is second to none, and benefits are good as well - 3 weeks paid vacation and 12 corporate holidays to start. Work life balance is good as well, but pay is not competitive for the industry.

    Cons

    Vaporware. We sell it, and nobody seems interested. The last TWO major versions of our flagship product have gone largely ignored worldwide, and it's not surprising. R&D is answering the big questions that no one is asking, and have spent little attention to product relevance, much less maturity. Most of the software demo'd for clients is alpha, maybe beta, at best - something MS or Google would never do (even if they call by that name). HR department has some good folks, and a few monumental idiots who do a great job adding stress to employees lives. It is not uncommon to hear horror stories in the office about "overlooked" pay increases, curiously disqualified bonuses, and flat-out offensive emails coming from these bad apples, and yet somehow, they remain employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your products to mature before selling them to your customers. Too much attention to the numbers has made you lose sight of the fact that if the product doesn't work, you have no sale, or worse yet, the customer buys, and we burn that bridge forever. Consider form before function for our products, instead of the other way around. Our customers do serious work with this stuff, and could care less about a beautiful interface that cuts productivity in half.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    This company could do so much better

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    Former Employee - Senior Solution Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Architect

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good vision and strategy at top management layer (CxO level), hard and talented workers at the bottom layer

    Cons

    Enormous mid management layer paralyzes the company. Initiatives stall by over-centralized decision-making processes. While overall integrated product strategy is really top-class, execution stalls because of internal politics and lack of overall architectural governance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install strong architectural governance for product integration. Decentralize decision making. Clean out middle management layer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stay away unless you are related to someone here or are favored

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    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer  in  Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant - Software Developer in Waltham, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Some nice people but they are all leaving and moving on!!

    Cons

    mistreatment if not favored, detached management, fear based management styles, no growth, and hostile work place
    HR is useless and only care about events and favoritism. Management turns blind eye to people that do not work there but expect favors and are not that bright. Some people have been there too long and need to move on! No career growth at all...well, unless you are in deeep favor with someone there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your game and stop hiding under your favoritism umbrella!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Has its pros and cons like any place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    so far good benefits and good work/life balance

    Cons

    no growth
    bad commute
    few employee perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check employee morale once in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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