Could go places if they would keep the people who can do the work
Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Blaine, MN – June 14, 2017
PTC has a number of good products and is leading the way in IOT, especially in the manufacturing arena. There are a lot of talented people working there. Unfortunately, management keeps laying off good, sound, qualified people for simple number crunching. Putting more pressure on those left to do more with less. Moving work to lower-skilled, lower-paying areas to save some money. This will probably come back to haunt them in time.
Benefits are good. PTO, medical, etc.
Pay is typically below average for the technical roles. Layoffs are a regular occurrence.
Managing Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 1, 2017
Typical day includes meeting after meeting and any input provided is ignored. I learned that you need to look out for yourself. That being said I was able to learn a lot of new technologies. The team structure is actually good with a wide range of different talents. The hardest part of the job was offering up ideas and not being listened to. The most enjoyable part of my day was getting to work with smart and fun people.
Great pay and benefits
Don't really listen to employees or take care of customers
Software Sales Team - Do Anything to Make Numbers!
Client Manager - Global Services (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 30, 2017
This is a sales centric culture with a HYPER AGGRESSIVE sales culture. Immense pressure for quarterly numbers. Most PTC customers do no like their account management. teams because of the constant push to buy additional software. But you can make A TON OF MONEY - but, you will lose your job immediately if not at quota - no questions asked.
Principal Consultant (Former Employee) – Needham, MA – May 24, 2017
As a remote worker, my duties challenged me and I enjoyed working with the clients assigned to me. Challenges with a being a remote worker is that management doesn't view you with the same lens as someone in their office. As a result, one is more likely to be overlooked for other opportunities.
Corporate Communications (Current Employee) – Needham, MA – April 25, 2017
PTC is a good company to work for, but many experience burnout with the constant push from leadership. There are frequent reorgs, which can make it difficult to see a future there. Management seems to try to update to employees when there is a major reorganization or new initiative.
Managers are not well equipped to effectively manage their teams. The often shifting priorities leave many employees feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
The benefits are good. They recently provided all employees (men and women) with fully paid parental leave for 12 weeks for a newborn or adoption. They provide partially for healthcare and there are opportunities for internal job changes.
As with any large company, some people like it and others don't. Overall my experience was positive.
Great cutting edge tech company, fun culture, good work/life balance
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Needham, MA – March 28, 2017
PTC has made lots of positive changes to culture. I see a lot of excitement and passion around the office. Management is open to suggestions on improving processes - work smarter/not harder. Work/life balance is good - many employees can work from home. Social Fridays start at 4pm every day in the café with beer, wine, and snacks. This encourages socialization with other groups. Employee Stock Purchase Plan. A good amount of vacation. I have never used it all.
Driver/Warehouse (Current Employee) – Pretoria, waltloo factory area – February 8, 2017
Joined this company in 2014, as a driver and a manager, to give report of daily duties that has been done to my boss, to control workers in my department, most importantly to aim high on a good production and to achieve goals set for the company
Senior Representative (Current Employee) – Needham, MA – January 31, 2017
Working at PTC over 7 years. There has been a lot tough time for this company and it finally completes the transformation . Great products, Leader in IoT, It has a bright future. I met many smart and professional people in PTC.
work life balance, benefits, work from home.work with great people
no signature culture since it changes a lot ...but who cares
Department was transparent and gave clear direction to promote teamwork and not only corporate growth, but personal growth as well.
Switchboard Supervisor (Former Employee) – Needham, MA – November 14, 2016
Each day was filled with many constants, directing incoming phone calls to appropriate department or specific individuals. There were, however, some variables when dealing with customers or potential customers that were unhappy in the manner in which they were being serviced. My direct supervisor was always supportive and respectful of staff's qualifications. The most difficult part of the position was that there was a constant turn-over in personnel in mid-tier positions. Many times that was not conveyed, leaving me in the position of digging for information so that I could do my job at the highest level. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was that all departments knew of my desire to do a great job. They recognized that I was a team player and were willing to share pertinent information.
Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Blaine, MN – November 10, 2016
I worked at PTC for over 10 years and really enjoyed the people and the company. The company has great flexibility (able to work from home and flexible hours). The main drawback of working at PTC was the constant rounds of layoffs.