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Helpful (3)

"Great learning experience, but growth plateaus"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Autodesk as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Friendly people, reasonable work hours. They have goals to improve their products and find a way that let's their consumers more easily obtain and use them. Taking initiative is typically encouraged.

Cons

Poor company wide communication. Lack of transparency from management. Too much focus on process and bureaucracy while most times the process is ill defined. Poor talent acquisition.

Advice to Management

Communication should be more direct and shouldn't have to flow to multiple channels to get to the right audience. Many times it feels like there are too many chefs in the kitchen which translates to unnecessary micromanagement and ultimately less productivity.

Other Employee Reviews for Autodesk

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Well positioned and strong company"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and you are encouraged to speak up and share your opinion.

    Cons

    Like in any organization Autodesk is no exception when it comes to politics


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Politics and weak leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autodesk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people everywhere and the products are amazing. Benefits like sabbatical are unheard of in many large organizations. Leaders in AEC which opens the door to executives. Cloud vision promising but will take time. Carl Bass is a CEO tech geek who really appreciates and values our cool technology. Stock soaring and a great ride for those of us in the ESPP plan another great benefit of working here.

    Cons

    Good old boys network in senior leadership that is old school. Example we are micromanaged to a set of weekly activity and call metrics more appropriate for point products versus selling true value based solution selling. Chaotic and stressful environment full of immature managers who have advanced due to relationships and who spend time bad mouthing each other across divisions. Looks bad to those of us in the ranks. One word sums it up "politics"

    Advice to Management

    Great people are leaving because of office politics. Pay attention.

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