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Good company to work to start your career

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune (India)
Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune (India)

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Product company, leaders in CAD, CAM domain also leaders in Media , having good softwares like AutoCAD, Maya and 3D studioMax

Cons

processes are worst
no opportunity for growth
driven by people who really want work in groups, third person hardly gets adjusted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

put some common process.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Great company with strong desire to grow and evolve to meet the customer's needs and drive innovation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, encouragement to grow and develop skill set.

    Cons

    Internal communication are sometimes fuzzy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work life balance but does not know what it is doing in simulation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer
    Current Employee - Research Engineer

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

    Pros

    Autodesk has some of the best softwares in digital design. It is a laid back company and offers employees a lot of flexibility in terms of work hours. Working from home is widely accepted. The benefits offered are extremely generous, even to the laid off employees. They are investing a lot of money on what they think is the wave of the future, which for them is cloud based solution capabilities and PLM in engineering softwares.

    Cons

    1. The company gives only one earned day leave per month which can not be used ahead of time.
    2. The company is bottom heavy and there are very few opportunities for advancement of career.
    3. The people in the upper echelon gets promoted by being good at internal politics.
    4. Some of the managers may not have a good understanding of the area they are trying to manage.
    5. The company does not have a good understanding of simulation business but wants to be a simulation leader. Upper management does not even understand the difference between a convergent valid solution and a convergent garbage result when it comes to simulation and as a result they are pushing for low cost, snazzy looking simulation products for the future which would end up giving garbage results for any complicated simulation especially in FEA / multi-physics domain.
    6. They want to be a leader in simulation product business and yet are aiming for those customers who may not quite understand the physics of simulation and could be made happy with any results regardless of the accuracy of it as long as their software produces a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Lay off most of your architects and some of the managers from the simulation side. Replace your simulation managers and simulation architects with the guys who actually understand simulation rather than filling it with managers of plain vanilla software engineering or finance background.
    2. Do a competitive analysis. Invest more on R&D in the simulation business and think about why your competitors are investing so much in simulation R&D. Merely comparing quarterly report numbers with your competitors may not work.
    3. Do your due diligence before putting the future of your company at stake on a hunch. Actually consider the possibility that software users and licencees may not be ready to move to a timeshare based cloud-solve licensing model from an outright software purchase license model when they may already have heavily invested on their own hardware. Why would anybody want to pay to get a solution either per hour or per simulation on somebody else's machine when they have their own machine capable enough to do it?
    4. Consider the idea that merely providing the capability to run simulation from iPad or iPhone is not going to change the fact that your simulation product are producing more and more garbage results as your simulation software portfolio is evolving. In the long run this strategy may malign the name of your company and harm the interests of your shareholders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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