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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Good pay, good work-life balance, good location.

Cons

You context switch onto different projects frequently, so you wont be able to specialize into being an expert in a given area. You are on a one year release cycle, expect to work on features only to have them scoped out later.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back beer bash's. Minimize re-branding company divisions so frequently.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great People, Dysfunctional Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people doing the actual work. Most are highly committed to the products they are making and the industries they are serving. Lots of great ideas.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations
    poor communication up and down the management chain
    little opportunity for advancement
    a tendency to throw the baby out with the bathwater every time there is some new direction
    lots of internal politics by managers trying to please their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down
    Respect experienced staff
    Empower your brilliant people. Give them more autonomy and responsibility rather than smother them with layers of approvals and reporting.
    Stop spending thousands to feel like you are saving money when you are only saving hundreds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Politic plays a great role in the company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    people are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

    - Managers have no competency whatsoever and they are managers because of years they worked in Autodesk.
    - HR is definitely one sided people - managers.. so unreal how bad it gets.
    - Some people are just rude, demanding, crazy boss - wish I can name them
    - They have small ALL the time so, it doesn't hit the market and lower the stock value - deceiving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to make the company into next level, you need to let go people who have been there more than 15 years.. they are ruining the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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