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"Challenging work, smart colleagues, adequate compensation & benefits."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Smart developers working on some of the more interesting and challenging kinds of applications. Senior management has a good direction for the company. Flexible environment--easy to work from home.

Cons

Salary increases and fringe benefits are meager. It doesn't feel like the company is growing. People in the office lack confidence in middle management.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've ever worked for or seen. Hands down."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment with phenomenal facility at the San Francisco office.
    Great company culture. (Comparable to Google/FB w/o all the crazy pressure)
    Great pay with relaxed hours. (13th highest tech intern pay in bay area)
    Serious opportunities for advancement.
    Intensely customer driven progress model. Calls with customers to get real world real time feedback to keep your perspective fresh and innovative will be a weekly occurrence.
    One of the best places to launch a career according to Forbes and I couldn't agree more.
    Perks include 6 week mandatory paid sabbatical every 4 years in addition to standard paid time off.
    Ability to work anywhere in the world as you advance and/or move around. Even the meetings with everyone in the same building are often telemeetings because the telemeeting abilities throughout this company are excellent.

    Cons

    Only one employee resource group (ERG) for women. No LGBT. No handicapable. No ethnic ERGs. The didn't provide housing to the interns and gave us a stipend instead. It created a huge hassle for me since I was only in the Bay Area for 3 months during a massing housing crunch. Most of the other tech companies do this for interns because it makes the experience so much less stressful and/or better. HUGE corporate structure. There are literally 100s of VPs, who report to ~10 Senior VPs who report to the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep up the great work, particularly with the ecosystem model. It's power is really starting to launch things for this company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Could be a Great Company again - Worried About Our Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Creative and Passionate People
    We really can change the world
    Well intentioned
    great benefits
    trusting environment
    strong relationships between peers and managers
    A lot of potential if we can get ourselves out of the way

    Cons

    SVPs are TOO competitive with eachother slows everything down
    we have too many redundancies in the product teams.....each SVP wants their own. no sharing or people, ideas, etc.
    CEO staff doesnt wear the company hat
    Very political....need to be a friend of the CEO
    Slow moving and too much process
    Support functions drive the org (tax, legal, etc)
    We are told to move fast - toward what? we can move fast but if we dont get rid of our big company processes nothing will change and AD will be left behind.
    People have personal agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Carl, you cannot manage this large company as you used to.
    Trust your team
    Hire a COO
    Discourage the competitive nature of your team - we will never move forward
    There are hard working passionate people in the trenches - get the beuracracy out of the way. it takes forever to name a product, make a decision, pay a vendor....old old old.
    shake it up at the CEO staff level.
    we need some new thinking....go outside and fill a SVP of engineering or COO please.

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