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Great place to work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Software QA Analyst in Waltham, MA
Current Contractor - Software QA Analyst in Waltham, MA

I have been working at Autodesk as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (6)

    re-org fatigue is crippling many areas of this company

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Big Co. Politics Rule

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good smart people, trying to do their best Reasonable benefits but they have diminished over the years Flexible work hours in some areas of the business

    Cons

    Politics have taken over. The politically correct option overrules doing the right thing for the business, and the customer Technology and architecture takes a back seat to the manager's desire to manage up and make themselves look good The deep management structure makes it very difficult for technologists to get things done. The engineering teams sit idle waiting for management to dictate what or what not gets done Most of the management have lost their technology skills - yet they wont let anyone else make technology decisions. They protect their turf at all costs by playing politics with their team - unfortunately the technologists become scapegoats. Sadly, good technologists do not last very long, and leave for greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    The company is slowly dying internally due to the politics. Talented technologists are choosing to leave because they cannot get things done in the politically rich environment. Ask yourselves why the outside world is running at such a faster rate than the company?. Ask yourselves why good technologists are leaving? Try to remember, technology is what will make or break the company. Reinvent yourselves to give technology and the technologists a role in the company direction. If the company continues to embrace politics and shun good technologists, how will it be able to compete?


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