MSC Software Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2022

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
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MSC Software CEO Paolo Guglielmini
Paolo Guglielmini
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working environment, and working hour(in 18 reviews)

  • "Flexible work timings & good work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No career growth , very lazy promotion system(in 3 reviews)

  • "CEO oversight of even the most trivial decisions and the micro-management culture filters to lower echelons(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company, but there were challenges

      Jul 31, 2022 - Account Manager 
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      Pros

      Good product, industry leading product technology

      Cons

      Technical resources spread thin, poor preparation for professional service engagements

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Trash upper management and low salary

      May 30, 2022 - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Definitely some smart minds/colleagues, but they won't stay long.

      Cons

      1) Low salary, no annual raise, no bonus but you get 4/5 in performance reviews lol. 2) Awful directors, managers. They are old and lack the drive for innovation. MSC used to have top notch solutions/products, but its long gone. 3) No career development. 4) No one below 30 will stay either.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      good company

      May 9, 2022 - Architect in Pune
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      Pros

      work life balance no pressure from management

      Cons

      low salary no growth at all

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Solutions but what next?

      Apr 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can work with gentle and reasonable co-workers

      Cons

      After becomes Hexagon, it's questions...

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible and Fair

      Apr 21, 2022 - Customer Success Manager (CSM) 
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, very understanding

      Cons

      A very technical company, albeit understandably

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Business /development

      May 21, 2022 - Business Development Manager in Troy, MI
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      Pros

      Independent role. Freedom to travel and unlimited vacation

      Cons

      No career growth. Lack of appreciation.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Extremely Poor and Abusive Management

      Apr 25, 2022 - Engineering Manager 
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      Pros

      1. Relatively flexible work schedule 2. Very good and caring people to work with

      Cons

      Senior Management: 1. Extremely low pay. 2. 0% to 2% annual raise. 2. Clear abuse of authority by giving "figurative" promotions and *NO* raise!!! 3. No clear career growth path, no official career advancement plan in place. 4. Extremely high turnover rate. 5. Off-shore team with off-shore badged management. This team simply does the least possible amount of work. 6. No performance-driven promotions or salary increase. 7. Verbal promises by high-ranking managers are made to avoid any promises in writing. None of those were delivered.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      ok to work

      Apr 7, 2022 - Programmer 
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      Pros

      Interesting technical work and products are good.

      Cons

      poor management and lack of career advancement

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Frustrating work environment

      Apr 16, 2022 - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Good people with some brilliant technical chops

      Cons

      1) Absolutely zero performance driven culture, performance evaluations are poorly managed and promotions/ salary growth/ bonuses are not tied to performance. 2) Absolutely zero focus on improvement. Same mistakes keep getting made again and again on technology decisions and people management. 3) ZERO focus on maintaining ethical standards. Promises are made and promises are then not kept. 4) Zero focus on maintaining compensation at levels that are in line with current industry standards. The only way to get a raise at MSC is to quit and get a counter or quite,leave and join again. 5) ZERO focus on professional development. Not a single training since I joined. 6) Most of the time is spent in making plans and then redoing them. There is a lack of doers on the technical side. Products are not cutting edge and there is a general lack of awareness on how far back we have fallen. 7) Bloated heirarchy at the top. There are "Directors" who manage an army of people and the there are "Directors" who no one knows what they are responsible for. 8) ZERO focus on knowledge management. This is one of the oldest software companies and just the breadth of experiences should give it a competitive advantage if the in-house knowledge is maintained properly 9) Zero focus on career development. There is a maniacal focus on recruiting high level exec talent at the top level and zero focus on recruiting high level talent at the foundational level. There is no clear career path. Every team has it's owns promotion policy and levels. 10) ZERO focus on doing the hard things like making foundational changes to core tech stack, intentionally developing talent, consistent pay and performance policies etc.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not a a good experience

      Apr 11, 2022 - Development Engineer III in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      People are great! That's all I can mention as pros!

      Cons

      Salaries much below the market value. There is almost no career development system Gender and Pregnancy Discrimination! Poor management! Very few social activities. Huge brain drain! The company is almost vanishing after Hexagon acquired it

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    MSC Software has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 198 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at MSC Software to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -19% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, MSC Software employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at MSC Software. This rating has decreased by -18% over the last 12 months.

    56% of MSC Software employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated MSC Software 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

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