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"Great culture, and we help our customers design and create amazing things."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager, User Experience in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, User Experience in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Autodesk is a global company with growing market share around the world. It has been consistently rated high in "best places to work" lists, and employees have a voice and are listened to by management. Experience and design are central to our mission, and there are opportunities in consumer-facing teams (iOS, Instructables) as well as professional markets (Architecture/Engineering, Product Design, Simulation) - there are even new groups working on 3D design tools for genetics and biotech.

Cons

Engineering-driven culture, but this is starting to change as cloud/social/mobile and "experience" play an increasing role in the company's goals.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software QA Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Contractor - Software QA Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a very flexible schedule, with ability to work remotely, required vacation time, a fair bit of contact with upper management, and they are constantly acquiring great and exciting companies!

    Cons

    Not many young people- they could do more university grads but great flexibility in the working environment and happy employees!

    Advice to Management

    As with any big company, the upper management could always be more transparent and the process could be less bureaucratic, but I think they are working to be more clear.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Big Co. Politics Rule"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good smart people, trying to do their best
    Reasonable benefits but they have diminished over the years
    Flexible work hours in some areas of the business

    Cons

    Politics have taken over. The politically correct option overrules doing the right thing for the business, and the customer
    Technology and architecture takes a back seat to the manager's desire to manage up and make themselves look good
    The deep management structure makes it very difficult for technologists to get things done. The engineering teams sit idle waiting for management to dictate what or what not gets done
    Most of the management have lost their technology skills - yet they wont let anyone else make technology decisions. They protect their turf at all costs by playing politics with their team - unfortunately the technologists become scapegoats.
    Sadly, good technologists do not last very long, and leave for greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    The company is slowly dying internally due to the politics. Talented technologists are choosing to leave because they cannot get things done in the politically rich environment. Ask yourselves why the outside world is running at such a faster rate than the company?. Ask yourselves why good technologists are leaving? Try to remember, technology is what will make or break the company. Reinvent yourselves to give technology and the technologists a role in the company direction. If the company continues to embrace politics and shun good technologists, how will it be able to compete?

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