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Designing the future!

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

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

Pros

The breadth of products and industries Autodesk covers is the best kept secret - this company is working on health care solutions, breakthroughs in sustainability, 3D printing and reality capture that are unbelievable (yet absolutely true), architectue incorporating revolutionary green solutions, gorgeous new automobile designs, media and entertainment frontiers (last 17 years of Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects all have used Autodesk software) and it goes on. Brilliant people, a culture based on teamwork and collaboration, cool offices in wonderful locations globally and huge flexibility as to working remotely.

Cons

Working in the tech space means you have to love the need for speed - Autodesk is no exception. As the company migrates its platforms to the Cloud and simultaneously keeps launching new apps and products, there is always something to do +/or learn about. This is the place to be if you love challenges, have a tolerance for ambiguity, and are self-driven. To accomodate all of this, the company is huge on worklife/balance - you just have to be able to meter your own choices and deliver results.

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Increase the number of college grads to accelerate skills on the Web, Mobile, Social, UI and UX fronts!

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    Great People, Interesting Technology

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Autodesk is a place where honest, well intentioned folks work on interesting technologies that affect the world in countless ways. The company has the scope to make big things happen and often does.

    Cons

    The company culture is timid when it comes to taking risks with products and business. The well worn path can often be a rut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too often people with bright ideas get smothered with the wet blanket of mediocre middle managers that are only concerned about SMART goals for the Q or year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good balance of personal freedom

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours: some were at work by 7 am, others not until 10 am. In my case, it would sometimes change from day to day. Able to work from home occasionally. Coupled with the flexible hours, it helped to offset the ocasional late-night conference call with other countries. My co-workers are always helpful.

    Cons

    Because of having offices around the world, occasional conference calls late in the evening (9 to 10 pm) or early morning (8 to 9 am). Some groups, including mine, experienced a lot of shuffling of managers. I have lost count, but I think I have had 7 different managers in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reduce the number of priority changes, or at least make it seem as if the priorities are not always changing. For example, a shorter release cycle would would allow for a more natural "change" in priorities instead of midway through a release cycle.

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