Autodesk

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2 people found this helpful  

Fun, solid and reliable company.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  San Rafael, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Rafael, CA

I have been working at Autodesk

Pros

Strong company with solid financials. Recognized leader in design software with interest in new technologies and business models.

Cons

Overall, corporate culture promotes team consensus on decisions which can delay or confuse decision-making. Also, culture promotes work environment sensitive to others, meaning that it is sometimes difficult to be direct. CEO is more of a technologist and idea-inspired person than a compelling visionary or leader. Autodesk has difficulty breaking bad habits developed over 25 years - fairly calcified business operations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shake-up the business model faster. Be more demanding of the channel. We have shared customers and the sales channel has to relinquish some of its control of customer information.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    State of the Art products and Industry's #1 reputation but poor Management atleast in some groups!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Room to learn and grow from the Business standpoint. Good benefits, Flexible hours, Company's vision for green initiatives and sustainability, Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managerial incompetence, unnecessary politics, unfair and unjust in promotions, bad hiring process, driven by favoritism rather than hardwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into why people are complaining about politics, unfair, unjust. This might be in some organizations only but see and question why so many bright people leave Autodesk every year??

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Autodesk: A stable but boring place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    Autodesk provides the benefits of a large company: good benefits and a stable work environment.

    Cons

    There is no clear (or any?) path for career advancement. Of course, like so many companies, the vast majority of new hires have been in Shanghai. With no influx of junior programmers, there is not much opportunity for advancement. At least in our development organization, the hierarchy is very shallow. There are very few managers. Most "senior" software engineers comprise a team of one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a software company. The people who actually develop the software should be shown more respect. Experienced developers, many of whom hold PhDs, should get decent offices and not be arranged this silly open environment that looks more appropriate for a call center. The less satisfies creative people are, the less creative they become.

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