Microdesk
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www.microdesk.com Nashua, NH 50 to 149 Employees

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Great transitional job for AutoCAD, Revit, and GIS experts who want to sharpen their skills.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

Pros1. Staff: a lot of young, energetic people to work with.
2. Product: sell/support the most popular software used throughout the AEC industry

Out of all the Autodesk resellers in the US, Microdesk is one of the best because of its employees. Technical consultants are talented, knowledgable, and collaborative. The sales team is friendly, and works hard to meet their numbers. Many (including me) find there great camaraderie among the sales and technical staff, although this isn't the case in all of Microdesk's offices.

There's also a lot of opportunity to travel, which is something most consultants (most former architects and engineers) did little of before joining Microdesk.

Cons- Poor communication from senior staff, and among senior staff
- Burnout: aggressive travel and hours can be a grind.

The management team is relatively inexperienced. It understands the need to communicate, and has invested in tools and programs to improve communcation, but they fail develop meaningful information to the entire staff. In the end, there's a lot of cheerleading-talk: vague ideas without clear and specific messages. As a result, it can feel like a disorganized and chaotic place to a newcomer.

Recent layoffs (more than 20 employees were let go between September and December 2008) reduced the workforce from 120+ people to just under 80. My sense is that this has created more stress and uncertainty for those still working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor Microdesk to grow, I'd like to see them invest in experienced leadership that have proven ability to take a solid performing small company to the next level.

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    I worked at Microdesk full-time


    Pros: Best part of working at microdesk is the people ,… Cons: There is a lot of travel involved, traveling sounds great but not when its work related. It is very personal- time consuming and exhausting. You… More
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    You are a piece of meat

    Solutions Specialist (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Microdesk


    Pros: mileage reimbursement is top notch...if you like to traqvel, you… Cons: long hours - travel time on your own time not during office hours, which can severly impact your time off. Client Services has no service… Advice to Senior Management: Leadership claims that they promote from within - but they do not for the technical staff - this is your bread and butter, they have… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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