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25 days ago

3D Product Designer/Solid Modeler -Autodesk Consumer Group

Autodesk San Francisco, CA

through user-friendly applications. Position: 3d Product Designer/Solid Modeler… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Business Analyst / Agile Product Owner

Autodesk San Rafael, CA

Job Requisition Full Time Employee Posted [date] Enterprise Applications Planning Org EIS Hiring Manager: Matthew Edwards Job Posting Title… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Identity Mgmt Software Engineer

Autodesk San Rafael, CA

Autodesk is undertaking a strategic initiative to improve our customers experience, both internal and external, with better access and improved… Autodesk


16 days ago

Project Manager, Sales Programs

Autodesk San Rafael, CA

Job Title & ID: Project Manager, Sales Programs (15WD17985) Location: San Rafael The Company Autodesk has come a long way since our founding… Autodesk


22 hrs ago

Senior Customer Experience Process Engineer – new

Autodesk San Rafael, CA

Job Title and ID: Senior Customer Experience Process Engineer (15WD181353) Location:San Rafael As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Business Models

Autodesk San Rafael, CA

Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Business Models The Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Business Models, works within a highly visible team… Autodesk


17 days ago

Sr. User Experience Designer, 3D Cloud Platforms

Autodesk San Francisco, CA

possible for product design, architecture, entertainment and more. Oscar-winning special effects, award winning… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Product Marketing Manager - Maker Apps - Pier 9, SF

Autodesk San Francisco, CA

: • Define product and service go-to market strategy, and develop annua… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Senior Principal UX Designer - Reality Solutions

Autodesk San Francisco, CA

managers, engineering, QA and other design, product and operations teams across… Autodesk


30+ days ago

Sr. User Experience Designer

Autodesk San Francisco, CA

The Sr. User Experience Designer reports to the Director, Web User Experience and Design. This position researches, analyzes, and designs end-to-end… Autodesk


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  • EIS (aka IT) Manager

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    Current Employee - Eis Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Eis Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    Autodesk enjoys a historical lead in the design and visualization software space. The company continually invests in improving and innovating. The company is currently undergoing a tremendous, self-induced disruption as it moves from box-software to the cloud. (Some) leaders of the product groups demonstrate a real ability to incubate, experiment and innovate.

    Pay is well above average. Company is very tolerant of "work-life-balance" and you are often able to work on a flexible schedule.

    At entry and low/mid levels, lots of room for advancement and many opportunities to gain lateral experience.

    If you are at mid/upper levels, this is still a great company to gain experience and "learn on their dime", though don't expect to be promoted further unless you are lucky enough to work in a product or marketing group, or you are willing to sacrifice your integrity to the worst sort of politics. Still, it's a great way to gain experience while being paid well.

    Cons

    Avoid any roles beyond entry-level in EIS (what Autodesk brands IT) at all costs.

    The EIS group is not respected across the company and serves as the organizational scapegoat. The CIO is weak and puts most of his support behind supporting his buddies, who are also terrible managers. There are a few strong leaders and managers in the security and apps groups, but they are obviously not part of the CIO's club.

    The EIS group falls under the CFO at Autodesk where the Finance leaders constantly throw IT under the bus for anything they find inconvenient, which is a lot presently because of the company's rapid transformation and changing system landscape. The company did recently hire a new CFO, but thus far he's failed to replace any of the worst offenders among his leadership (including the CIO). To the contrary, more than a few have been promoted.

    On promotions: in EIS, and generally throughout corporate, in order to be promoted beyond Manager requires you submit yourself to politics that often require you abandon your integrity. That means don't rock the boat, don't challenge politically connected VPs or Directors who overtly lie or take credit for others accomplishments.

    The CEO, Carl's public position is that the company rewards merit, delivery and results. However, in EIS you will find that bonuses, RSUs and promotions instead go to people who bend their head to the CIO and stay away from controversy and accountability.

    Finally, if you stay in EIS past your early career phase, you won't be able to move elsewhere in the company. A few manage to pull it off, but only if you're wiling to take a huge step backwards. Even then, most of the time people fail and end up leaving the company even if they were top performers in EIS. Many VPs in product and marketing groups have well known bans and moratoriums on hiring from EIS.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource EIS entirely, since the company doesn't value it and the culture is beyond saving. Take a good look at the CIO and his current culture program. A bunch of great ideas that are just masking the real root problems.

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