Autodesk - Overall a good Co. to work for, but with many of the flaws of most large companies | Glassdoor
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"Overall a good Co. to work for, but with many of the flaws of most large companies"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

They go out of their way to make employees feel part of the company. There are perks, such as paid volunteer, sabbatical, and nice offices.

Cons

Rounds of layoffs during stressful economic times not unknown. Benefits could be better.

Advice to Management

Build for the future. Hire for aptitude. Invest in culture. "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great products, nice people, only OK senior management but great CEO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic products that are changing the world. But innovation comes via purchasing external companies/products and there are few new internal products created that have a significant revenue impact.

    Cons

    VP and SVP level frequently throw in feature requests and product scope changes that are not grounded on data and result in a worse product. Lots of scope change, slow product development, and low product quality as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Make a clear decision and stick with it. Ask for data and make decisions based on the data, not based on your hopes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior research engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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