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Great learning experience, but growth plateaus

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Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Friendly people, reasonable work hours. They have goals to improve their products and find a way that let's their consumers more easily obtain and use them. Taking initiative is typically encouraged.

Cons

Poor company wide communication. Lack of transparency from management. Too much focus on process and bureaucracy while most times the process is ill defined. Poor talent acquisition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication should be more direct and shouldn't have to flow to multiple channels to get to the right audience. Many times it feels like there are too many chefs in the kitchen which translates to unnecessary micromanagement and ultimately less productivity.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Poor management of projects and teams

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    - Nice offices and perks
    - Nice work life balance

    Cons

    - They can terminate a project suddenly and without any notice even after 40 plus % of the project is completed successfully. Don't give any reasons for this.
    - Does not take action against people who don't perform well, play politics and only talk smoothly.
    - Has non-technical managers to manage technical teams.
    - Most employees are contractors, maybe about 60-70%. Too much competition and less team bonding.
    - Has a lot of useless and boring meetings. Content is useless and there is no action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your projects properly and stop having useless meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Politics and weak leadership.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people everywhere and the products are amazing. Benefits like sabbatical are unheard of in many large organizations. Leaders in AEC which opens the door to executives. Cloud vision promising but will take time. Carl Bass is a CEO tech geek who really appreciates and values our cool technology. Stock soaring and a great ride for those of us in the ESPP plan another great benefit of working here.

    Cons

    Good old boys network in senior leadership that is old school. Example we are micromanaged to a set of weekly activity and call metrics more appropriate for point products versus selling true value based solution selling. Chaotic and stressful environment full of immature managers who have advanced due to relationships and who spend time bad mouthing each other across divisions. Looks bad to those of us in the ranks. One word sums it up "politics"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people are leaving because of office politics. Pay attention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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