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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PLM Application Consultant

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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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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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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Great technology company

Marketing (Current Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

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

ProsVisionary, industry leading company, lots of brands with many different opportunities

ConsCould improve communications and detailed vision to the rank and file

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate in more detail

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

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process driven R&D is path to mediocrity

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Vélizy-Villacoublay (France)

I worked at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than a year

Pros- good balance between personal life and work
- good compensations (discount on travels, shows)

Cons- weak computer science culture
- internal politics
- few innovations
- technical experts not recognized

Advice to Senior Management- simply get rid of current R&D management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Engineering Software firm

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dassault Systemes

ProsGood Software company for Engineers. Work culture is Good.

ConsSalary is average. Technology adoption is kinda slow.

Advice to Senior ManagementTechnology adoption could be sped up and more employees should be allowed to work on the latest technology.

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Very good company.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

I have been working at Dassault Systemes full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of interesting products to work on.

ConsThe platform is native to the company

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Junior Engineer in the Real-time Rendering team. Great company to start with but lacks opportunity for young developers

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

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

Pros- Great working conditions (holidays, advantages, easy time scheduling)
- Relevant long term projects
- Partners

Cons- big company inertia
- not a lot of evolution perspective
- prehistoric development tools and bad management

Advice to Senior Managementdevelopers needs to be trusted, helps people to evolve in their career

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has its Pros and Cons

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat Benefits, great work - personal life balance, fairly nice people, great parking, beautiful office enivornment, amazing gym onsite, CEO (from France) comes here and shows his employees the direction of where the company is headed (annual mtg)

ConsLow salary, lack of communication, poor leadership, you can get shuffled around into another position without formally being told

Advice to Senior ManagementTALK WITH THE PEOPLE WHO REPORT INTO YOU. Leadership is KEY, Communication is KEY, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT is key when trying to lead a business / group.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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