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Best place I've ever worked

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  • 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

It's a company that seems to understand and take seriously its obligations to community
The people you work with are typically very bright

Cons

Not much emplowerment
There could be a sharper focus on the importance of manager/employee relationships
Managers tend to be upward looking as opposed to being focused on the development and well-being of their teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep moving in the direction you're going in - you're on the right track

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    Great place to work but very demanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    - Extremely flexible hours
    - Fitness center on site (or fitness subsidy if not near the company gym)
    - Best holiday schedule of any company I've ever worked for (typical holidays plus week off from Christmas Eve to New Years Day).

    Cons

    - Many late meetings with Asia Pacific offices interferes with life/work balance.
    - Doesn't matter whether you've worked for the company for 1 week or 20 years, you get the same 12 days vacation per year. 6 week sabbatical every 4 years (that has to be taken all at once- not broken up). Would be nice to get acrue more vacation over time.
    - Lots of workaholics, so getting promoted requires a lot of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management structure - flatten the organization. Why are there so many Directors and Senior Managers with no or few direct reports?

    Recommends
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    Great place to work and Great people to work with!

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

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    * Great benefits package - love the sabbatical!
    * Not afraid to try something new - always trying to find the next best way to do something
    * Really, Really great people! These people have become like an extended family to me.

    Cons

    * Never seem to find a good path for promotion. Hard to move up if you are not in the inner circle
    * Teams can be split across regions making for some long hours
    * Vacation for long term employees! Sabbatcical is great but after being here 15+ years it would be ince to get more than 2 weeks vacation a year!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Offer more chances for promotion
    * add more vacation time
    * Listen to the imput provided by those not in the clouds...we see things you don't!
    * Use Agile more...keep teams centralized...makes for a faster, more effecient way to do projects

    Recommends
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