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Helpful (1)

More worried about profits than people

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The employees want to build cool software that customers want and dedicate their days to achieving this goal. They do provide good salary and great benefits

Cons

Autodesk is becoming a Software holding company, buying up competition and relegating their older portfolio to maintenance mode. The management tends to blame the worker and not other managers for missing margins and lays off workers without thinning the ranks of management. The result is a top heavy company with alot of management and noone to actually execute the plan.

Advice to Management

Stop thinking that the fastest way to meet the stock markets expectations is to lay off the people who do the work and instead articulate your vision and allow more than 3 months to execute. Also, please stop reorganizing the management staff, this is the fastest way to kill innovation when the employees don't know who is supposed to lead them.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great products but unstable management and strategies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great software product lines including 2D/3D CAD, simulation, media, architecture etc
    - Nice co-workers and inter-communication/corporation style
    - Above average office
    - Okay Pay and benefit

    Cons

    - Very unstable management strategies in simulation product
    - Does not focus on core simulation technologies

    Advice to Management

    Understand core simulation technologies.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Rafael, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Very high quality products and reputation
    Dedicated, very intelligent employees
    Executives all approachable, most are straight-shooters
    Always listed on 'top places to work" surveys

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy with lots of divisions, departments, teams, and criss-crossing responsibilities
    Company does medium to large re-orgs every couple of years
    Lots of mid-level manager with not a lot of growth opportunities
    Poor to non-existent HR function in terms of professional growth

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