Altair is a global tech company that provides solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). We help companies make smarter decisions, save costs, reduce waste, accelerate time-to-market, and more. A major component of our success is our culture based on values of innovation, envisioning the future, communicating honestly/broadly, seeking technology and business firsts, and embracing diversity.
1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI
James R. Scapa
1001 - 10000
Communicating honesty and broadly. We deeply value our employees’ contributions toward our customer’s success. Regardless of where an employee sits, we welcome new ideas, regularly support and fund experiments stemming from those ideas, and even celebrate failures, which help us challenge the status quo, fuel innovate and grow.
Together we are on a path to make a difference. Our employees take their work seriously, putting heart and soul into developing unique, game-changing solutions that improve our world. We are curious and complex thinkers who love to solve problems of both today and tomorrow.
Understanding the great value that comes from the perspectives of our diverse workforce. We are also not afraid of having difficult conversations. Open two-way dialogue is key, and we strive to create an environment that gives everyone a voice with an opportunity to contribute ideas and challenge the status quo.
From day one, transparent feedback & coaching, mentorship, and career aspiration discussions are encouraged and frequent between our employees and managers. Compared to other companies, we don’t wait for mid or end-of year milestones for these dialogues to occur. We are committed to ensuring our employee’s experience is composed of meaningful work, work/life & family balance and a safe environment for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
From day one, diverse backgrounds and experiences have been essential to our success and long-term growth. We also work to create a collaborative, kind and safe working environment for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or disability – where all ideas are welcomed, valued and respected
“We believe that empowering each individual authentic voice encourages an entrepreneurial mindset. At Altair, our diversities and experiences are embraced and essential to our success. For example, the Altair Black Employee Resource Network (ABERN) was established to enable Altair’s goal of increasing Black/African-American employee and executive representation through initiatives focused on advocacy, outreach, cultural understanding, and job development globally.
Additionally, we believe that equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive and we are committed to doing our part to create a gender equal world through representation in the boardroom, the workplace, and our communities. To help us attract, develop, and retain women in technology, we established Altair Women in Technology (WiT).”
Embracing and living by them. He is always accessible and open to hearing new ideas, appreciates a challenge, inspires the organization to look to the future, is not afraid to fail, takes calculated risks for great reward, and embraces and values diversity. In fact, he regularly writes about his (and Altair’s) commitment to diversity, which you can see here: https://www.altair.com/newsroom/author/jim-scapa/.
A total rewards package that includes flexible time-off, holidays and floating holidays, insurance, paternal leave, and an employee stock purchase program. Additionally, a robust wellness program for employees and their families with onsite and virtual health visits, mental health & wellness, yoga, pilates, and more.
In assessing the risks of COVID-19 in early March 2020, our CEO Jim Scapa acted without hesitation to deploy a work-from-home strategy to ensure our employees across 86 offices in 25 countries remained safe and connected. We were ahead of the curve in taking drastic measures to keep our team healthy and safe. In fact, one of our regional offices was even able to procure masks
for all Altairians and their families. We are already thinking about what is next, and of course, we will continue to adhere to
local governmental and regulatory guidelines. Right now, we are preparing for a safe and responsible return to all our offices around the world. Part of the strategy includes holding site training so employees are comfortable and aware of new health and safety protocols that will be implemented. We are also planning to allow employees to continue to work from home, knowing they will always have an office they can return to when needed.
When surveying our employees to gauge the satisfaction levels surrounding our COVID-19 response efforts, 97% were satisfied with our response efforts and 97% were satisfied with leadership in action.