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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 (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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Approves of CEO

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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 (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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    Great technology, needs experienced business leadership

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great technology, nice benefits, great stock plan for employees, interesting work.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership team prefers to think and theorize rather then focus on managing the company for serious growth. Many silos are allowed to exist and divisions are given far to much autonomy. The company could have 2X the revenue if the C level executives had serious business experience.

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    Time to grow up and stop treating the company as a hobby. Amazed the board has not sought changes.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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