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good company to work for

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

I have been working at Autodesk

Pros

Interesting technology. Good salary and benefits. Security. Decent work-life balance. Flexible about work hours and work location (i.e., home vs office).

Cons

Redundancy and confusion in the management structure. Hard to tell who is responsible for what. High ratio of managers to workers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Our group is made up of several groups that used to work independently of each other. They have been stuffed together in a way that doesn't really work. I assume this isn't unique to us, so I would suggest that exec staff identify and clean up this kind of overlap. Also, it seems like the managers are here in the US and most of the people doing the hands-on work are in China -- that is not so great.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strange place, strange values, strange period.

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    Former Employee - QA Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - QA Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk

    Pros

    flexible work hours
    nice people in general
    interesting, not cool, but interesting products
    Decent cafeteria food
    Bring your dog to work allowed

    Cons

    All I tell my friends and colleagues is stay away from the pit that is the IT department. It's a poisoned atmosphere, not a fun place to work, and are rather unforgiving of the slightest mistakes. PIP's and firings occur regularly. Fascinating how ANYONE makes it there for 5 years.

    Managers are not really good managers or mentors, and watch your back with the employees, they are after you too!

    I was told you have to move around a lot to stay alive there. Glad I didn't stay to find out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the place to a more humane place to work. Allow for learning moments, and get rid of the budget police. why does a manager spend 1/3rd of their time managing a budget at all. Strange place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Look elsewhere

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

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    employee benefits, Auotodesk products and business leadership

    Cons

    No IT leadership, commitment to deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency and Accountability

    No opinion of CEO
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