Autodesk

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Autodesk, a good company looking to become a great company

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Rafael, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Rafael, CA

I have been working at Autodesk

Pros

Autodesk is filled with talented people, all tryinhg to make a difference. The work environment is fun but focused. The CAD software industry is fairly mature but at the same time has lots of room for growth as adoption of technology improves and companies expand. The benefits and salary are both above average, and it is one of the few large employers left in Marin County (although that has been decresing in recent years). The company has a broad mix of products, so that you can move from division to divsion to find a good fit for your background and talents.

Cons

Autodesk has a long history which can prevent it from moveing forward as actively as it would like to. There is a fair amount of internal politics, usually above board and between divisons as they compete for resources. Internal operations can be cumersome, the company has many outdate systems that are slowly being replaced or enhanced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on your core business, select a few opportunites and pursue them more precisely

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524 Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Satisfied, but it could be SO much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Very nice people. Good work atmosphere. Strong benefits. Leader within its domain.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is too strong here. People just don't work all that hard. They value bringing their dog to work and eating vegan cookies in the cafeteria more than putting in late hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring younger people here. Hire more MBAs. Centralize the Company in San Francisco and drive away the Marin personality this company is tagged with. The Company is at an inflection point - either continue as the "CAD" company or redefine and grow to be something better. Ask the average tech guy to list the top 20 tech companies in the bay area and ADSK would not even be on that list. We're associated with an industry that last innovated in the early 90s. Half the people here could not find a similar job/role within another leading tech company (Cisco/Oracle/Google/etc).

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    a good place to work, maybe in future

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Autodesk

    Pros

    Autodesk is still a good place to work. There are so many genious in Autodesk. I have to admit that there are still some people not qualified.

    Cons

    There is no growth for individuals. I do see people are losing their passion here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may need to balance the work of employees. Some people are surfing all day, but some are very very busy with development work. I'm not sure if they got different compensation.

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