Dassault Systemes

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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated 14 November, 2014
Updated 14 November, 2014
112 Reviews
3.3
112 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 10 reviews)

  • s bonnes conditions de travail : bureaux flambants neufs, ordinateurs haut de gamme renouvell (in 7 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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    • 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. 2 people 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great Place to wrok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Localization in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Localization in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at Dassault Systemes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    International, friendly and not very changeable tasks as an intern. Surly a good line on your resume. Very nice working place.

    Cons

    Up level management is not very energetic. Very high standard to be enrolled, not very possible to entry level career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Great campus
    Nice people to work with
    Company with solid results

    Cons

    Lack of communication with HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR has to get closer to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An eye-opener into how NOT to do things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knowledge Consultant
    Former Employee - Knowledge Consultant

    I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The vision is inspiring, it really is, this company can achieve a great deal and change many things and I really hope specific brands get it together because they have a great deal of experience to utilise

    Cons

    As such a large organisation it's easy to feel like its impossible to ever make a mark, and DS is exactly that place, little people are little people and you will openly be treated that way. Employees hard work and sacrifices are under-appreciated i.e. working away a lot, poor work-life balance. Micro-management is a big thing within specific brands and it's not only detrimental to business but it's detrimental to the respect your employees have - during the most-part of my time and at the end I can say that I lost every ounce of passion and respect I had for this company and became very disillusioned due to the inefficient processes, lack of growth, lack of personal benefits, I could go on for a while..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employee's are your biggest asset, use them to their full potential, challenge them and most of all have some respect for them not only on a professional level but a personal one too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fascinating company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dassault Systemes

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people to work with, good benefits.

    Cons

    Global company means working odd hours to allow for time differences sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR has too much power, and the bureaucratic approach in upper management is inefficient.

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