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"Recommend: family-friendly, career-friendly, and not crazy"

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Autodesk as a contractor

Pros

Autodesk seems to really care about their people - both on a personal and professional level, and exercise high standards of quality. Although I was only there as a contractor, I had a lot of visibility into the career management of the employees on my team. They definitely had ongoing opportunity to advance and learn things. Also, there is a fairly flexible work schedule. People got vacation and time off when they needed it. More importantly, the general company culture is humane and non-crazy. As a contractor, I get to see inside a lot of enterprises, and Autodesk's culture is one of the best.

Cons

In my conversations with other contractors, the most common negative that I've heard about Autodesk is "they don't have any money nowadays". The perception is that Autodesk profits by acquiring smaller companies (whose solutions often don't scale) rather than through their own innovation. This does not bode well for their long term prospects.

Advice to Management

You are a technology company and you've lost your edge. You need to either decide to coast on your size or recreate a culture of innovation starting today.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. "Great company, but downsizing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, and have experienced engineers. Have some good product lines

    Cons

    Salary is not so good, and facing downsizing in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Improve the sales, and preventing the piracy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Too much management and old timers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, work environment and location

    Cons

    Lot of people who have been in the company for over 10 years. There is a lot of senior saturation in the company with very few juniors. Very few people in the company understand cloud computing which is where the companies main future focus is.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old and get some new people in.

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