Autodesk
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www.autodesk.com San Rafael, CA 5000+ Employees

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What was once a great place to work is losing its luster

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsGlobal company in a growing and interesting industry with a great product line and growth opportunities. There is a lot to learn and experience. If you get in to the right group with good manager or VP it is a great place to work.

The flexible work environment, work-life balance (although this aspect has been fading in recent years), and support for family time are really great.

Employee training and focus on developing skills is also a great reason to work at Autodesk.

ConsLimited opportunities for advancement with promotions very dependent on the group you are in. If you have the good fortune to be in a group that is not crowded you have a greater chance to being promoted then in larger groups. This has more impact on your prospects then if you are qualified and have a great track record. Usually the best strategy is to move teams but this can be tricky. The internal politics around products and revenue associated with products is a little tired it feels like you are in competition with other divisions more then with other competitors.

Layoffs, restructuring, and "doing more with less" are taxing employee morale and turning Autodesk into just another place to work and not something special.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on making this a great place to work and building great products and less on optimizing EPS, the stock price or margins. If you focus on the people, the customer and product the rest will follow. There is a lot of penny wise and pound foolish behavior.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Autodesk, not perfect but still great place to work!

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    Pros: Autodesk is a great place to work simply because of the people. Folks here are very passionate about their job and it shows in meetings… Cons: No company is perfect, and Autodesk is no exception. One of the big downfalls of a global company with various divisions is that after a… Advice to Senior Management: Please continue to work on breaking down the silos and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good company to work for and a leader in the design field.

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    Pros: Autodesk is a strong company and established leader in the design field. They have a great diversity of exciting… Cons: Complex business processes cost the company and slow them down. Management… Advice to Senior Management: Simplify the business processes to make it easier for customers to work with and to make company more dynamic and scalable.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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