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"Senior research engineer"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

A great company to work for. It has very good benefits and work-life balance. The main business, CAD, is very dominating and essentially a cash cow. It has bought and continues to buy into many different industries.

Cons

It does not understand, nor does it care much, about what it bought. For example, We were in a simulation company bought by Autodesk a few years back. It not only successfully destroyed the business, but also laid off most of talented tech guys.

Advice to Management

When entering a new business, seek advice from people of that field. Don't just use experience accumulated in CAD industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Impressive products, hopeful business roadmap - but not necessarily a top place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries seem to be pretty generous. Product suite is innovative and exciting, which made me proud to be a part of that growth. Surrounded by very smart and articulate people.

    Cons

    Job description was misleading. I felt pigeon holed when I got there, due to the extremely siloed and bureaucratic org. Lots of aggressive career climbers. Very colorful and creative office environment, but a very corporate culture in the end. No sense of sharing and community. And WAY too many meetings - most of the time with very little result.

    Advice to Management

    More vacation would be huge. 12 days non-negotiable is not enough. The sabbatical every 4 years is nice, but more vacation would be much more valuable in my opinion. Also, during the interview process - talk more honestly about the job. Drop the Autodesk buzz words.


  2. "Great lifestyle company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great lifestyle company; ability to work from home is widely accepted and there is no facetime. Sabbatical program is highly touted and encourages employees to stay for long periods of time -- 6 wks off every 4 years.

    Cons

    PTO policy is stingy. When I was there you got 10 days PTO per year. There are forced shutdown weeks to save costs, and you must use your PTO balance for those forced shutdown days/weeks and/or go without pay.

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