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Great work-life balance, but not many opportunities for career growth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Designer in Manchester, NH
Current Employee - Product Designer in Manchester, NH

I have been working at Autodesk

Pros

- Coworkers (individual contributors) are a joy to work with. They are intelligent, understanding, and helpful.
- Autodesk encourages a healthy work-life balance. Office hours are flexible, and as long as you fulfill your responsibilities on time, you are rarely questioned about how much time you spend at work.
- Working from home as frequently as one day a week is an accepted norm.
- Autodesk provides great health benefits.
- All employees are eligible for a 6 week sabbatical (paid time off) every 4 years.

Cons

- Base salaries are less than competitor salaries.
- The senior management is not very open about their immediate plans, long-term vision, or anything in-between. The management, in general, tends to have a secretive approach about everything.
- Opportunities for promotion, leadership, knowledge growth or general career development are few and far between.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Your employees are your biggest asset. Work on keeping them motivated and satisfied.
- When you promote employees as people managers, keep a check on their performance by asking for anonymous feedback from their direct and indirect reports. If certain people managers are not keeping their reports happy, give someone else a chance.
- Autodesk is a market leader. Have a long-term vision for the direction of the company and the industries it serves, rather than playing catch-up with smaller competitors.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Better work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to grow
    Unnecessary management layers
    Old fashioned management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down unnecessary management layers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to spend some time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    An amazing group of really nice really talented smart people. The office is great, the benefits are good and for the most part the hours are what you want them to be.

    Cons

    Unnecessary internal competition rather than cooperation on similar projects. No clear path for advancement, so you have to make your own, which thankfully is possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a better internal path for advancement, less reorgs, and be more open with whats going on. Help foster internal cooperation rather than so much competition.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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