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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software QA Analyst  in  Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Waltham, MA

Pros

They have a very flexible schedule, with ability to work remotely, required vacation time, a fair bit of contact with upper management, and they are constantly acquiring great and exciting companies!

Cons

Not many young people- they could do more university grads but great flexibility in the working environment and happy employees!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As with any big company, the upper management could always be more transparent and the process could be less bureaucratic, but I think they are working to be more clear.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great culture, and we help our customers design and create amazing things.

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

    Pros

    Autodesk is a global company with growing market share around the world. It has been consistently rated high in "best places to work" lists, and employees have a voice and are listened to by management. Experience and design are central to our mission, and there are opportunities in consumer-facing teams (iOS, Instructables) as well as professional markets (Architecture/Engineering, Product Design, Simulation) - there are even new groups working on 3D design tools for genetics and biotech.

    Cons

    Engineering-driven culture, but this is starting to change as cloud/social/mobile and "experience" play an increasing role in the company's goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    re-org fatigue is crippling many areas of this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    lots of people who are really talented and hard working

    Cons

    Management has constantly re-organized the company every year for the last 5 years. Result is chaos. No body knows what they're doing. Everytime people start working productively again, they pull the rug out again and everyone starts all over. It's amazing they haven't killed our business yet. Too much investment in future, unproven technology and business models while core businesses go begging for basic investment. This leaves major issues with customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of the cloud for a few minutes every week and go talk to customers. Not the specially chosen customers, get a broader view. You are running away from a great business to be California cool, but go see the rest of the world where most of the design and engineering take place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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