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The best people are in the trenches

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

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Smart, creative, collaborative people
Casual dress code, flex time
Interesting successful products
Technology experts

Cons

Heavily political environment
Smart creative people aren't promoted, ambitious narcissists climb the corporate ladder here, and make terrible decisions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on better management - not only better managers of people, but also smart, visionary - with the amount of money the directors and above get, the company deserves better than we're getting.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great products and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    6 week sabbatical every 4 years
    Flexible work life benefits
    Provides you to be creative

    Cons

    More red tape than you would expect for a company of its size
    Disrupts work-groups and teams by conducting reorganizations on average of two times a year
    Does not provide a robust program to support the cost of advanced University degrees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manager people and systems more efficiently and give you people time to execute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating at times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people, good products and positioning in marketplace.

    Company's focus on cloud/mobile is exciting for the long term but the pendulum has swung too much towards it and current products are being neglected.

    Stock program is quite good and can make some extra $ from it.

    Cons

    Endless reorgs. People are moved around without regard for their skill set.

    Warning: If you accept a job (other than engineering) be warned that it your job won't be what you are doing 12 months later.

    Very very west coast centric. If you aren't in the SF office - you wont have much opportunity to grow.

    Too much reliance on "data". The amount of time put together creating dashboards, goal posts etc. is insane. Heavy overlap between different teams doing similar functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to get out of the west coast and mingle with the other teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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