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2 people found this helpful  

It was pretty good at times, it was the worst at times.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great benefits, including a sabbatical every 4 years (you'll need it!). Flexible work hours and work from home policies. Reasonable compensation and a good ESPP program.

Cons

Frequent re-orgs mean an endless rotating cast of managers, a few were pretty good - but the recent ones were the very worst managers I have ever encountered. Be careful of ending up on the wrong team. Management by intimidation is tolerated, and quite often the ability to talk a good game is valued over the ability to do good work. Extremely political and you will end up on the losing side if you don't play the game. Definitely an old boys club.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a good look at your mid-level managers and ask yourself if they really have the ability to grow and manage teams. Reconsider the "paperless" review system - no paper trail means managers are free to throw their people under the bus to save their own skins when necessary.

Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comfortable but not a place to stay competitive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, good work-life balance, decent perks. Parts of the company are involved in truly innovative technology. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Experiences vary from group to group, but generally bloated management level with poor communication. Too many bad decisions affected by politics and lack of realistic planning. Ahead of the curve in some ways, but behind the times when it comes to the technical expertise necessary for work that is increasingly in the cloud. Limited vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision is not enough. Make people think through what it takes to deliver.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic,fabulous, mind blowing,mind blasting…

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Autodesk as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, Highly experienced, Good work, Best work life balance, Enormous pay and some really good perks for good performers. As a summer intern, learnt a lot from my intern project.

    Cons

    No many young people in the office, career growth doesn't look good as many experienced people have not moved into managerial positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to start working on home grown softwares by hiring young people rather than acquisitions which obviously costs a lot of money.

    Work Locations are spread out wide within the country and has resulted in performance hit.

    Free food or concessional food is a great idea to motivate employees and as well as exact more productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Autodesk Response

    Mar 24, 2014Talent Brand and Social Media Manager

    Thanks for spending the time to share your experience. We want more young and excited employees so spread the word.

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