Dassault Systemes
3.4 of 5 75 reviews
www.3ds.com Velizy-Villacoublay, France 5000+ Employees

Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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3.4 75 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles

Bernard Charles

(38 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, Good work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Cutting edge technology - the company produces software for 3D modeling so the technology is pretty good"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low salary, lack of communication, poor leadership, you can get shuffled around into another position without formally being told"
    in 3 reviews
  • "But since this is a French company, with the history of monarchy, this is representative of its management style"
    in 8 reviews
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Great products and team

PLM Consultant (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementChange the strategy of the Engineering department; it's bleeding out.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time

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

ConsCompany 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Knowledge & Simulation Consultant (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementSuperb management team!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great learning experience, interesting working experiences, quite stressful

Technical Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Dassault Systemes

ProsGreat technology and products
Great knowledge sharing
Motivated people

ConsSales oriented
Sales people more recognized than technical people

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

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

PLM Consultant (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementYou are loosing your best people because of low wages, if you do not pick it up soon, you will lag behind the lines.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just average

Consultant Engineering (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Dassault Systemes

ProsThe 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

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

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Immature organization for a company this size.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsHighly innovative company with great strategic vision and extremely talented people. Excellent product and technology.

ConsVery immature sales organization that doesn't know how to recruit or retain top sales talent. Culturally insensitive and arrogant corporate culture that forces french talking points that do not translate internationally. Marketing and branding organization is a joke. Executive committee is petty, immature, arrogant and disconnected with the tactical realities of running a business this size.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience at Dassault Systemes India has been a true eye opener of bad corporate policies

Junior Consultant (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

Pros1) Opportunity to interact with C level executives
2) Become a brand ambassador for 3D mock-up and digitalization software
3) Opportunity to take-up challenging projects
4) Opportunity to work on multiple domain and work with cross functional teams

Cons1) No career path of progression for graduates/post graduates recruited from top Management Schools and Engineering institutes
2) Clarity for career progression not given at the time of joining the company
3) Sales driven organization so job security is a concern

Advice to Senior Management1) Work culture needs to improve drastically. Here the attitude is dog-eat-dog and uncertainty of future in the company
2) Do not recruit graduates/post graduates to spoil there career @ Dassault Systemes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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PLM Applications Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than a year

ProsWork Culture ; Pay ; latest technology

ConsNo Cons - Absolutely fun at DS

Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent - Keep Going

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, business outlook is positive they will continue to grow

ConsPay is not great, no promotions, communication with HQ is a challenge

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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