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"Would not recommend"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, some great people, too many re-orgs."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - ability to work from home
    - paid sabbatical
    - some great people work there
    - large, global company
    - community relations and sustainability focus
    - good health insurance
    - paid time off between Christmas and New Year's

    Cons

    - the quality of middle management isn't great
    - too many re-orgs: expect a high degree of change in roles, managers, teams, and direction
    - job security
    - 12 days of vacation a year


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