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"More worried about profits than people"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The employees want to build cool software that customers want and dedicate their days to achieving this goal. They do provide good salary and great benefits

Cons

Autodesk is becoming a Software holding company, buying up competition and relegating their older portfolio to maintenance mode. The management tends to blame the worker and not other managers for missing margins and lays off workers without thinning the ranks of management. The result is a top heavy company with alot of management and noone to actually execute the plan.

Advice to Management

Stop thinking that the fastest way to meet the stock markets expectations is to lay off the people who do the work and instead articulate your vision and allow more than 3 months to execute. Also, please stop reorganizing the management staff, this is the fastest way to kill innovation when the employees don't know who is supposed to lead them.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. "Good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Respects employees. Okay compensation.

    Cons

    Always late in the game as per as adopting new technologies and integrating that to the products.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive with cutting edge technologies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great products but unstable management and strategies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great software product lines including 2D/3D CAD, simulation, media, architecture etc
    - Nice co-workers and inter-communication/corporation style
    - Above average office
    - Okay Pay and benefit

    Cons

    - Very unstable management strategies in simulation product
    - Does not focus on core simulation technologies

    Advice to Management

    Understand core simulation technologies.

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