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"Great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay, good work-life balance, good location.

Cons

You context switch onto different projects frequently, so you wont be able to specialize into being an expert in a given area. You are on a one year release cycle, expect to work on features only to have them scoped out later.

Advice to Management

Bring back beer bash's. Minimize re-branding company divisions so frequently.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of authentic leadership, employees do not feel valued, highly political"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Market share
    R&D investment
    Attracts talented employees
    Stock performance

    Cons

    Company vision and strategy not clear
    Failure to execute successfully and grow
    Losing ability to retain great talent
    More inward focused than customer focused

    Advice to Management

    Pervasive feeling that senior management should retire


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company doing Good Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Low office politics. Leadership is smart and caring overall. Feels like high integrity place, focused on the right things: having the right business model, growing the business, making customers successful and creating a compelling culture and work environment for employees. Vision: helping people imagine, design and create a better world.

    Cons

    Like many companies that are engineering based, whether you get the right resources and support is dependent upon which group you work in. If you're in a product group, you will likely get more; support area, a lot less. The CEO is smart and knows the business, but he also has a brusque no-nonsense and often unnecessarily "rough around the edges" style that can be intimidating and not invite people to give open feedback. This can contribute to an "Emperor wearing no clothes" situation where even senior leaders don't challenge the CEO. Anytime you have that dynamic, you are shortchanging the culture, the best ideas and people's ability to really do their best.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more senior leaders from outside the company who can stand up to the CEO. Get the CEO to modify his leadership style to listen more and invite differing views, be more respectful. Promote/hire more women in senior roles (male dominated leadership team creates limited views and re-enforces old world approaches that are rapidly becoming outdated. Loosen up compensation budgets so people make more than 2-3% a year in merit increases.

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