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Dassault Systemes Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 93 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Dassault Systemes President and CEO Bernard Charles

Bernard Charles

(43 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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    PLM Application Consultant

    PLM Applications Consultant (Current Employee)

    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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    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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    Nice experience: Diversity of experiences and freedom

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

    Pros- Strong engineering culture; nice ambiance
    - Fun and appealing product
    - Freedom
    - Many opportunities: expatriations, jobs, industry and client exposure, etc

    Cons- Clear disconnect between high and middle mgt making your job delicate at times
    - Difficulties to set and communicate a clear strategy; company is torn between leading innovation/business tranformation and satisfying clients' needs pragmatically
    - Heavier and heavier processes hampering technological and business agility; people playing and hiding behind them; no clear accountability and responsibility
    - So-so compensation
    - Credential and network will make your career easier: coming out of the right school and knowing top management will ease your journey even if you excel in mediocrity

    Advice to Senior Management- Set up clear directions and communicate them clearly
    - Recover a customer-centric attitude, truth is always there
    - Put in place the right monitoring and accountability scheme to promote rational and educated decisions and to reward your employees based on factual results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Technical Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsMarket leaders, growing at a tremendous pace. Innovative at the front of technology, with exciting brands above the competition with many job opportunities and career development.

    Conslots of work, but satisfying

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognise the small man on the street doing the hard work

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

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    Biggest Business Transformation fail in Latin America

    Senior Key Account Manager and Client Executive (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsProducts are very good with superior level of technology and state of the art. World Wide acting, financially solid, large company.

    ConsToo much managers in relation to productive staff. Incredible inefficient complex pyramidal, nearly military, typical French, management structure. No growth nor working career development plan. Nearly no salary increase possible. To many youngsters and MBAs for a technical orientated company and clients. No developed service structure for post sales, service and consulting. No patience for big business. Bad work environment and communication. Leak of strategy break down. Many good and experienced people are leaving the company as there is hardly a way to internally contribute with improvements in strategy and operations. Looks like a family company with no focus. Specially in Latin America management is a closed friends club taking things personal, not professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring new managers all 6 months. Get the internal experienced staff into leadership as they are really waiting for it. Create career plans and keep to them. Train your technical staff as there are no resources on the short time market with the experience and quality needed. Give guidance to the younger and don’t leave them alone to later complain about them. Go for long term growth and not for the short money. Have a correct salary growth plan related to experience value and not only job title and try to keep experienced experts on board and available. Come back to reality and leave your bubble.

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

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    Nice.. but....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree gym, nice offices, friendly people, great café, awesome perks / benefits, good product

    ConsPoor management, Poor communication, no growth advancement, low salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate! Listen! Take Action! If there is a job oppty available, "share" it with the employees first rather than go outside the company to look.

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    Not a bad company with good Benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork culture, Other colleagues are nice with people working from long time.

    ConsPay, lot of French style and no exposure. Need to train and spend money to nurture the talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain more and increase pay

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