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Helpful (2)

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 (more than 5 years)

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

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. A Company with Purpose

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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 (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Autodeskers create stellar products that have world impact. Global experience with growth opportunities in and across industries. Intelligent, kind employees who are passionate about innovation. Beautiful offices that are obviously keen to design and green energy.

    Cons

    Nothing really to report in the 'Cons' section.

    Advice to Management

    There are bigger branding opportunities that showcase al that Autodesk creates.

    Autodesk Response

    Apr 3, 2014Talent Brand and Social Media Manager

    Thanks for the feedback. We know we need to spread the word more about our diversity of products/industries.

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