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AspenTech Employee Reviews about "work from home"

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.1
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AspenTech CEO Antonio Pietri
Antonio Pietri
119 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some good benefits, some not so good(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good Environment, good people to help and consult you(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also work from home is not an official company policy (though most managers are okay with it), so there aren't great resources in place to accommodate(in 19 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't listen to staff and this is noted in every quarterly call(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company - Tough to get career promotions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Consultant in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great location and good onsite amenities. Some really great people who work in the office and they really make the job worth it. Reasonably wages but good package offered.

    Cons

    Management has no idea. Too many technical managers with no actual technical experience. Upper management doesn't listen to staff and this is noted in every quarterly call. Pay raises are minimal (less than a living wage) Promotions are non-existent with them employing new people rather than training existing employees. Even then - existing employees are expected to train seniors new in the door (without the... appropriate experience) The company promtes a no working from home attitude which is crazy in this day and age however management work from home reguarly.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest your time and money in existing staff - not just turf them out. Learn to teach your technical managers actual technical skills.. it's embarrassing for seniors to not know how basic computing works.

    AspenTech2018-10-26
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Extremely dated company with a talent deficiency"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bedford, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great products, market leader. - Good work/life balance - Some good benefits, some not so good.

    Cons

    This company is managed and run like a company in the 1990's. Extremely bureaucratic, slow, governed processes, systems and tools. CEO and entire C-level team is very old school and uninspiring. Zero trust from upper leadership with there employees. No work from home and everything is on lock-down unless you get the appropriate permissions, which sometimes needs to come from CEO himself which is a red flag that he... gets involved in such low level decisions. There is a severe lack of talent at AspenTech. They attract people later in their careers who are either set in their ways or lack the motivation to fight the uphill battles for change. The good workers usually come and go pretty quickly. To their credit they seem to recognize some of these flaws and are attempting to undergo a leadership transformation. Unfortunately for change to truly happen, it has to start at the top, and the CEO is too stubborn and old school to change at this point in his career.

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    Advice to Management

    Unless upper management is willing to modernize and evolve, the company will be stuck in neutral. Oh ya, and TRUST your employees. We really are trying to do the best things for the company but get held back by the rigid culture.

    AspenTech2019-11-15
  3. "Opportunity to influence corporate culture change"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is undergoing a huge (and much-needed) cultural change which means being an active participant in leading the company towards a positive, new direction. Every day I feel like the things I'm doing and working on are meaningful and actually influencing the future of the company – it's a great opportunity to have a small-company feel while also having resources of a large, global operation. Solid work-life... balance is also encouraged as part of the culture change, which is definitely appreciated.

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    Cons

    Change is happening, but can sometimes feel like it's moving at a glacial pace. There are definitely still a few people slow to adopt new ways of working and thinking. Because of that, sometimes you have to work incredibly diligently to get ideas across the line and change people's mindsets. Also work from home is not an official company policy (though most managers are okay with it), so there aren't great resources... in place to accommodate.

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    Advice to Management

    Empower and your employees more to take their own calculated risks. Change is a great idea, but we need continuous actions not just inspirational quotes. Continue moving forward!

    AspenTech2019-10-30
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Micromanagement - NO TRUST - Don't GO There"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AspenTech full-time

    Pros

    Good company product and vision.

    Cons

    Low salary, management does not trust employees (no work from home), place is run by control freaks. HR is pitiful. Just puppets. Regularly firing people is what they like to do best.

    Advice to Management

    Start to trust employees not HR. Employees cannot thrive if people (at all levels) who work there are allowed to belittles and badgers others making it a hostile place to work.

    AspenTech2019-11-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits were okay. 3 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    Very rigid rules. Boring people. Not a great place to grow. No work from home days.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.

    AspenTech2019-03-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Exposure to work Supportive employees for any work good work life balance Good Salary Free Parking

    Cons

    No Sabbatical vacation until you complete 5 years No work from home, but you can take once in a while

    Advice to Management

    Please allow work from home policy for special cases

    AspenTech2018-08-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inside sale account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is great. Everyone at Aspen are really good people. Average Benefits. Not the best. Not the worst. Frequent company "AspenFUN" days.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is very disorganized. Promotions are minimum. The Inside Sales team is less than 10 years old so they're still trying to figure things out. Every 6 months or so the upper management changes the sales structure. You get hired for one job and then are told you have to do something completely different. The Commission is not paid out for 3 months and this is only if the customer pays. So you... can close a deal get "credit" for it but not paid. Upper Management treats their employees like children. Work/life balance is minimal. You can't officially work from home, it's really up to your management and what your role is.

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    Advice to Management

    University hire program is great but if you want your employees to feel valued. Treat and talk to them like adults. Just because someone is young does not mean they do not deserve to be treated as an equal.

    AspenTech2017-08-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Average company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AspenTech full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    No work from home facility

    AspenTech2017-04-07
  9. Helpful (18)

    "Fear Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AspenTech full-time

    Pros

    Very intelligent colleagues. Travel and opportunities to meet people from other parts of the world. Emphasis on continuing education and skills improvement. One of the best best health insurance coverage, seemingly unaffected by the disastrous Obamacare.

    Cons

    "No work from home ever" mentality. Astonishing amount of micromanagement. Greed. Not taking into account "the will of the people" Changing things at the last moment and having others deal with the consequences. Some people who process orders do so without any obvious sense of priority. Fear. And it deserves a special paragraph. - fear to take responsibility - fear to speak up - fear to say anything... critical of the management - fear to say CEO's name out loud - fear to end up on the next layoff and creating unnecessary drama as a result

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    Advice to Management

    If you ask your employees what they think you will get silence from most of them and that is the result of how you handled things before.

    AspenTech2017-02-05
  10. "Senior Director"

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    Senior Director in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AspenTech

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    No Work from Home policy

    AspenTech2016-11-20
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