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Senior research engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

A great company to work for. It has very good benefits and work-life balance. The main business, CAD, is very dominating and essentially a cash cow. It has bought and continues to buy into many different industries.

Cons

It does not understand, nor does it care much, about what it bought. For example, We were in a simulation company bought by Autodesk a few years back. It not only successfully destroyed the business, but also laid off most of talented tech guys.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When entering a new business, seek advice from people of that field. Don't just use experience accumulated in CAD industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great products, nice people, only OK senior management but great CEO

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    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic products that are changing the world. But innovation comes via purchasing external companies/products and there are few new internal products created that have a significant revenue impact.

    Cons

    VP and SVP level frequently throw in feature requests and product scope changes that are not grounded on data and result in a worse product. Lots of scope change, slow product development, and low product quality as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a clear decision and stick with it. Ask for data and make decisions based on the data, not based on your hopes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great lifestyle company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great lifestyle company; ability to work from home is widely accepted and there is no facetime. Sabbatical program is highly touted and encourages employees to stay for long periods of time -- 6 wks off every 4 years.

    Cons

    PTO policy is stingy. When I was there you got 10 days PTO per year. There are forced shutdown weeks to save costs, and you must use your PTO balance for those forced shutdown days/weeks and/or go without pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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