Dassault Systemes

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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.3 92 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles

Bernard Charles

(42 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great products and team

    PLM Consultant (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    my experience was good for some time.

    Region Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat product's, industry leader. good strategy for supply chain dominanace.

    Consconstant re-org. French management mentality. Did not listen to market or employees

    Advice to Senior Managementlister to market and employees, especially customers

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

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    Has its pros and cons like any place

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

    Prosso far good benefits and good work/life balance

    Consno growth
    bad commute
    few employee perks

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck employee morale once in a while

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

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    Good experience but you stuck of a single stream

    Technical Intern (Former Employee) Waltham, MA (US)

    ProsNice products
    Lot to learn
    Cafeteria is well equipped

    ConsOutdated backend systems
    Hard to understand the current work and to improve it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be less formal because it hampers a lot of interns and new employees to adjust the environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering the future... the poor man's way.

    R&D Software Engineer (Former Employee) Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros- Very good profit-sharing bonus (FR : "I&P"), only 2nd to the ones in banking AFAIK. About 20% of annual salary.
    - A lot of advantages like best French work council (FR : "CE"), facilities (parking, cantina, sport rooms, a lot of different classes)
    - Final products are quite amazing, powerful.
    - Atmosphere is rather relaxed.
    - Regular traineeships. 1/year let's say.
    - Some top companies have been bought recently (but quite some people have left them since)

    Cons- A lot of people don't know how to program. This seems normal when you know that a lot of people do not come from the IT world but are mechanical etc engineers.
    - Bad technical ecosystem. They do everything in-house, and succeed in some process'/tools/FWs, but just don't have the manpower/skillfulness to compete with existing market solutions. If you prefer using git/C++ stdlib etc, don't go there :D
    - Some subjects keep resurfacing every 3-6 years, with no solution to them.
    - Internal competition leads to instability, wrong people at the wrong places, pressure.
    - Management chain is big, and too many technical decisions are made by the top who are simply unrealistic delay-wise. The code-base is too big and sloppy and redundant to efficiently do something.
    - Too much heterogeneous software practices, software... companies that are bought aren't ingested properly (or left to be there way).
    - Takes 5-10 years to become a manager of more than a few people

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know... I'd say hire IT professionals to make a good code-base, and too ease off the pressure put upon certain people. Stop being nervous and unrealistic, start relaxing and understanding, accepting, what's really happening. Then you'll realize that you need more IT people (the real deal), and abandon some projects.

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

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