Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2014
Updated 25 September, 2014
104 Reviews
3.0
104 Reviews
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Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good as well, but pay is not competitive for the industry (in 12 reviews)

  • Heures de travail flexibles, en-cas savoureux et environ deux mois de vacances par an (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Cela cause une coupure entre la direction et les programmeurs (in 7 reviews)

  • aise et son style de gestion s'inspire de l'histoire de la monarchie (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products and team

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    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
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  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.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    great technology stack. Industry leading technology.

    Cons

    india r and d center is not product focused. It is like a service organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain talent in india r and d center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Compensation -

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    Current Employee - Compensation  in  Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)
    Current Employee - Compensation in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology company and fantastic growth opportunities. Increasing pace of M&A
    Nurture innovation (it is in company's DNA) and allow employees to promote their own ideas
    Great work place (location, facilities) despite poor public transport connections
    Good compensation (advantageous profit sharing plan) and amazing perks (social & cultural activities) in France
    Depending on your organization department, work time and management pressure is good, acceptable or horrible
    Talented and passionate people; intellectually stimulating

    Cons

    Despite worldwide activity, too much French centric and French work culture (meeting-holics, difficult to make decisions, arrogant). Need more multicultural management to become a true global group.
    No Human Resources strategy - top management is far far away from level of expectation for such a performing and innovating company facing so many challenges. Top-down approach, no listening and lack of care. Top managers are very well rewarded, but profits less distributed to employees (CEO is usually within the top 3 highest compensation in France)
    Incredibly poor project management: unbelievable in an engineers' company.
    Lack of consideration or service for customers; too much focused on internal challenges. Wishing so hard to be unique and ahead of competitors tends sometimes to stupid behaviors and wasted resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect work-life balance for your employees
    offer employees with career opportunities and professional development, rather than rough staff management
    improve consideration and listening for employees. Prepare the company generation change empowering youngsters (resistance to change old-fashioned management style). This is at the opposite of the company's products and markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Innovation is the key for DS

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    Current Employee - PLM Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - PLM Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is always given priority.
    new innovating products and acquisitions.

    Cons

    Salary is a constraint compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    additional resources should be employed often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work life balance place

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern  in  Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at Dassault Systemes as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Nice working environment. Team is very supportive. Overall it's been a great experience for me.

    Cons

    As an intern, I don't see much cons except they are not hiring through internship program. People work in tax are mostly from big four.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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