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Lots of support for new hires

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer  in  Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Waltham, MA

I have been working at Autodesk full-time for less than a year

Pros

New hires receive a good relocation package. Fellow employees and managers are very welcoming.

Cons

The commute to the Waltham office is tough -- it's a bit far from public transit...and anything else!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it easier to get back and forth...an employee shuttle to the T. Working parents could use onsite day care. Because of the office location, there are few child care resources nearby.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    An illustration in how a few individuals can create so many issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Smart and talented employees who are passionate
    Decent benefits
    Modern Office Space

    Cons

    Leadership
    Years after the Revit acquisition the direction is largely set by a team that came from a long discontinued and dead end product line. They promote and defend each other to the exclusion of all others. Decision making takes forever - everything has to be run up and down the line by sycophantic middle managers who just rubber stamp trying to please their boss. Productivity and moral suffer despite multiple visits from consultants, internal surveys, and huge delivery failures. More than half the time in a week is devoted to bureaucratic overhead and micromanagement. Expect little in the way of tuition re-imbursement, travel, conferences, software while the favored clic blow millions on failed projects outside the companies core competency. The main issues and individuals are never dealt with - more like a government agency than a private company. Talented people have been leaving at a high rate and new hires quickly realize the mistake they made. Still no changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back and re-read some of the consultant reports.
    Pay attention to exit interviews.
    Deal with the obvious problem managers/directors rather than just re-shuffle the same deck.
    Break up the leadership clics.
    Adopt some modern development practices such as Agile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people, great benefits, great experience

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great trust with employees (I worked remotely)
    - unlimited sick days
    - telecommuting benefits (could work from home 2 days a week)
    - Great managers
    - Talented employees

    Cons

    - A layoff a year it seems
    - Many managers as a result

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't be so layoff happy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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