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"Overall good, but each group has its own unique dynamics that can cause much unnecessary strain on the job."

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits such as a sabbatical after four years. Really interesting technology. Overall there is a flexible, family friendly work environment, but it is somewhat dependent on the group you are part of. Lots of training classes which are quite helpful, but trying to find time and approval to attend can be difficult

Cons

It can be very political. More than it needs or should be. That causes much stress. Groups are reorganized quite frequently often with good intentions, but the extra strain it causes has an impact on getting work done. As a result of these changes some people are put into managerial positions that they should not be in.

Advice to Management

Pay close attention to how and how often groups are reorganized and workers shuffled around. Change is often good, but sometimes too much change is overly disruptive even if it is done to move a company in a promising direction.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. "Dynamic place to work. There's so much going on and so many opportunities to explore new technology."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially the 6 week sabbatical that employees receive every 4 years.

    Cons

    There really aren't none, although the company does downsize periodically - guess it's par for the course.

    Autodesk Response

    Jun 20, 2014 – Talent Brand and Social Media Manager

    Thanks for the positive review, go team! Refer your friends :)


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Once a place of varied and inspired culture, now moving towards lock-step corporate."

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

    I worked at Autodesk full-time

    Pros

    Working remotely is accepted, though you may lose your desk spot if you do it too much. Many of the people you will work with in the lower rungs of the culture are warm and friendly. Hours are fairly loose, there isn't a lot of judgement around that as long as you get your work done. The products are well established and processes are well defined, so there is stability and predictability around your work. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    In the earlier days many people brought their dogs and personal items to work, individuals had offices, there was a very loose dress code, and unique individuality was encouraged. Lately this has been replaced with "open" workspace areas (read fitting more people in less space), a shift towards more corporate khaki/button up culture, and much less individual expression in the office. It seems that the higher positions in this company are becoming more money hungry.

    Unfortunately since it's such a large company, they can afford to peg individuals in very specific roles, with little flexibility for learning new skills or branching out. The pay is OK, but don't expect much of an increase year-over-year unless you're a ladder climber who can drown out others and make yourself visible to those a few rungs above you. It doesn't really matter how much work you get done - it's about inflating your image and being seen.

    One of the changes in the past few years was relying heavily on offshore teams to get work done for less money. Expect to work with teams overseas who can't use english well enough to write decipherable emails or be understood in late-night conference calls. Your email will be lit up all night long.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front about what type of company this is now, what you expect from employees, and what you are willing to give.


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