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"Innovative company, striving to offer innovative products to help change the world for the better"

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Current Employee - Program Manager
Current Employee - Program Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

My co-workers are great - smart, always willing to help out no matter how busy they are. Great work/life balance and competitive salary and benefits. Great offices. They seem to care about employee satisfaction.

Cons

CONSTANT change - expect a new manager and change in role at least once a year. In my opinion, they don't give programs or initiatives enough time to gain traction before changing again. Middle managers need training. They are people who were good at their jobs and promoted without any training whatsoever. It's not the managers' fault, but the quality is all over the place.

Advice to Management

Provide consistent management training for anyone who manages other employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Would not recommend"

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

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology and products are cutting edge. Lots of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Old boys club - leadership has entitlement issues and uses scare tactics. Lack of opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to make all employees feel valued.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It was pretty good at times, it was the worst at times."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including a sabbatical every 4 years (you'll need it!). Flexible work hours and work from home policies. Reasonable compensation and a good ESPP program.

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs mean an endless rotating cast of managers, a few were pretty good - but the recent ones were the very worst managers I have ever encountered. Be careful of ending up on the wrong team. Management by intimidation is tolerated, and quite often the ability to talk a good game is valued over the ability to do good work. Extremely political and you will end up on the losing side if you don't play the game. Definitely an old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your mid-level managers and ask yourself if they really have the ability to grow and manage teams. Reconsider the "paperless" review system - no paper trail means managers are free to throw their people under the bus to save their own skins when necessary.


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